Arts, Culture, and Humanities

National Amusement Park Historical Association

  • Lombard, IL
  • www.napha.org

Mission Statement

To preserve, through documentation, the history of amusement parks past and present; to promote, through knowledge and awareness, the enjoyment of amusement parks; to inform members and the public, through our publications, about historical and current information regarding amusement parks; to furnish educational presentations to libraries, civic groups, private clubs or any organization about amusement parks; and, to bring together people with a mutual interest in amusement parks.

Main Programs

  1. Heritage Fund
  2. Archives

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Service Areas

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International

International

ruling year

1992

Principal Officer since 2010

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Jim Hillman

Keywords

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amusement history

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Also Known As

NAPHA

EIN

36-3686169

 Number

6297793152

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (B05)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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NAPHA has worked to preserve amusement park history and serves as a resource to the amusement industry,providing information to authors, historians, documentary producers and manufacturers.  NAPHA also tries to preserve historic rides and tries to find new homes for classic amusement rides whenever possible.  Through member donations and auction proceeds, its heritage fund has contributed thousands of dollars to non-profit entities helping to preserve classic rides.  NAPHA also has an archive of ride plans, spec lists, correspondence, photos, negatives, blueprints, layouts for entire parks from ride designer John Miller, Dayton Fun House, National Amusement Device Co., International Amusement Device Company and deceased amusement park owner Robert Ott of Dorney Park.

Programs

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Program 1

Heritage Fund

The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to organizations working to preserve amusement industry history.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$2,000.00

Program 2

Archives

Program is to preserve historical artifacts and articles on the amusement industry.  We have original John Miller blueprints , correspondence,National Amusement Device photographs that we are preserving in a secured, climate-controlled facility.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$2,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

International

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National Amusement Park Historical Association

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Principal Officer

Jim Hillman

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Craig Burda

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