Seaside Heights Carousel Receives Historic Grant
The famous Seaside Heights carousel is still being disassembled and put into storage for the time being, but the future is bright!
Seaside Heights has received a $750,000 history preservation grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust to help repair and refurbish the carousel. It is a matching grant, which means every dollar raised by the Seaside Heights Historical Society for carousel repairs will be matched by the state.
The town's end goal is to build a new pavilion on the boardwalk that will be the home of the carousel, a museum dedicated to the history of Seaside Heights, and a hall that could host weddings and events. The whole pavilion would cost an estimated $4.5 million, so even with the grant from the NJ Historic Trust, it seems like the future will be full of fund-raisers in Seaside Heights.
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