Idora museum strives to help remember the good

CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) — A Youngstown museum opens today, dedicated specifically to the historical Idora Amusement Park.

Jim Amey and his wife opened the Idora Park Experience Museum on Turner Road in Canfield.

The couple have been collecting the amusement park artifacts for years.

After seeing a lot of public interest on social media, they decided to open the museum.

Jim Amey was born and raised on Youngstown’s southside.

He said he visited the park frequently, and even worked there one summer.

He’s hoping the museum will bring back many good memories for guest.

“I’ve seen people crying about this. They’ve been so happy about the things they’ve seen and remember, and that’s what we wanted. Not to make people cry, but for them to relive these memories and have some happiness about it,” said Jim Amey, museum owner.

You can also find the original cotton candy at the museum. Tammy Anderson and her family brought cotton candy to the museum in 1929. He reconnected with the family, and they came back to sell the cotton candy for the grand opening.

 

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