Carousel Society names new executive director

CONTRIBUTED Megan Hahin has been named the new executive director of the Carousel Society of the Niagara Frontier. Hahin has received a number of awards highlighting her work as the education director at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum. In this image, Hahin, right, is shown receiving the Museum Association of New York 's “Engaging Communities” award.

Megan Hahin has been named the new Executive Director of the Carousel Society of the Niagara Frontier. 

Hahin, who has worked for the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum as its education director for the last three years, was selected by the Carousel Society's Board of Trustees, which controls the operation of the museum. Her appointment becomes effective Sept. 1. 

Serving as the museum's education director, Hahin was able to bolster the museum's educational programming, with a focusing on incorporating a curriculum focused on the core subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

During that time she won a number of awards for her programming, including the "Engaging Communities" award from the Museum Association of New York, the "Excellence in Collaboration Award" from the Erie County Association of School Boards and the "Daniel B. Niederlander Award" from the Buffalo History Museum.

"The board of trustees anticipates that Megan’s creativity and other talents will serve the Carrousel Museum well into the future, and looks forward to working with her in this new position," wrote Rae Proefrock, president of the Carousel Society's Board of Trustees, in a press release issued this week. 

Hahin is a graduate of the Museum Studies master's program at Buffalo State College and has a bachelor's degree in history from Niagara University. Her resume includes experience working as the assistant curator at the Karpeles Manuscript Library and curator at the Steel Plant Museum of Western New York, both in Buffalo. 

For information on the museum or its executive director, send an email to or call the museum at 693-1885. 

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