National Amusement Park Historical Association

Lombard,  IL 
United States
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Come Join others in preserving amusement industry history.

NAPHA is an international nonprofit tax-exempt corporation dedicated to the preservation, documentation, and enjoyment of the amusement park and theme park industry. It's the worlds' only educational and enthusiast organization dedicated to all aspects of the amusement or theme park. Membership is open to everyone. NAPHA has built an industry repository to which individuals can make cash or artifact contributions. Through member donations and auction proceeds, NAPHA’s Heritage Fund has contributed more than $50,000 dollars to preserve classic rides.

 Press Releases

  • The National Amusement Park Historical Association with its Heritage Fund donations for 2018, has now raised and donated more than $50,000 to preserve classic rides. From its first donation, to save a one-of-a-king Spillman Over the Jumps carousel in Little Rock, Arkansas, to restoring the carousel at City Park in New Orleans, Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina, from relocating a Smith & Smith Chairplane ride in a donation from the founder's grandson to supporting the restoration of two Lakemont Park rides to be install at Midway State Park.

    These Heritage Fund donations were highlighted in the Summer 2019 edition of the NAPHA Chronicle, the quarterly magazine for members of the National Amusement Park Historical Association that was recently updated.

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