Sep. 29, 2016: Carved head of calf for the Historic Carousel and Museum project in downtown Albany, Oregon.
During my recent drive to Oregon, I visited to the workshops of the Historic Carousel and Museum project in downtown Albany, Oregon. This is a community project to build a new-old fashion musical carousel. Each carousel horse is being hand carved by volunteers.
Work has been proceeding slowly since 2005, but the finish is now in sight. The final Historic Carousel and Museum is under construction When I visited the steel framing was being assembled.
The Historic Carousel and Museum website reports that over 152,000 hours of work have already gone into making the custom carousel horses.
During my visit, Harry Lagerstedt, 91, (below) was working on a carousel horse named "Buck.: He's dedicated The 4th of July Holiday horse to his wife Carol who passed away six years ago.
I posted 15 additional photos in this flickr album: 2016 Historic Carousel
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