Our priority #1 project involves raising funds to help offset the Borough's cash match obligations for the repair and refurbishment of the Dr. Floyd L. Moreland Dentzel-Looff Carousel. The carousel will be disassembled in October by Ohio based Carousel & Carvings and moved to a temporary workshop in Seaside Heights.  At the same time, the Borough is finalizing plans for the design, funding, bidding and construction of a pavilion building to house the carousel by the end of 2021. The Borough recently applied for a $1.5 million Green Acres Program grant to be applied, if awarded, to the cost of the new building. The Borough also applied in May 2019 for a NJ Historic Trust grant in the amount of $750,000 that, if awarded, will be applied to the cost of repairing the carousel's machinery and decking, and major repairs to carved figures and chariots if funding remains available.


The Borough Council designated the Seaside Heights Historical Society as the official fundraising organization for the Dr. Floyd L. Moreland Dentzel-Looff Carousel. Seaside Heights Historical Society is a registered New Jersey non-profit corporation and is an exempt organization under IRS 501(c)(3).   

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Seaside Heights Historical Society is a member of the National Carousel Association and the American Association for State and Local History.


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