Houdini Weekend

Fri, 07/13/2018 -
10:00 to 18:00
Fri, July 13th, 2018 |
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sat, July 14th, 2018 |
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sun, July 15th, 2018 |
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Kick off our Summer of Magic with a special weekend exploring the life and work of the legendary Harry Houdini! Join us for films, programs, and activities for the whole family to learn about the master escape artist—and maybe even try some tricks yourself!

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Summer of Magic: Learn a Parlor Trick!

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Sat, 08/18/2018 -
12:00 to 16:00
Sat, August 18th, 2018 |
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sun, August 19th, 2018 |
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Image: Strobridge & Co. Lith., [Zan Zig performing with rabbit and roses, including hat trick and levitation], Circa 1899, Library of Congress POS - MAG - .Z35, no. 2.

Saturday, August 18, and Sunday, August 19, 2018, 12 pm – 4 pm
Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for all ages

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Summer of Magic: Conjuring Colonial Illusions

Sat, 08/11/2018 -
11:00 to 16:00
Sat, August 11th, 2018 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sun, August 12th, 2018 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday, August 11, and Sunday, August 12, 2018, 11 am – 4:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for all ages

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Summer of Magic: Fortune-Tellers

Sat, 07/21/2018 -
12:00 to 16:00
Sat, July 21st, 2018 |
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sun, July 22nd, 2018 |
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Image: William Sidney Mount, Dregs in the Cup (Fortune Telling, the Fortune Teller), 1838, N-YHS 1858.57.

Saturday, July 21, and Sunday, July 22, 2018, 12 pm – 4 pm
Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for all ages

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Meet Summer of Magic’s Closing Act: Harry Houdini!

Sat, 09/15/2018 -
11:00 to 16:00
Sat, September 15th, 2018 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sun, September 16th, 2018 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for all ages

Don’t miss the final weekend of our Summer of Magic, and your last chance to shake hands with Harry Houdini—that is, if his arms aren’t stuck in a straitjacket or handcuffs! Marvel as Houdini, portrayed by Duffy Hudson, shares his incredible life story, performs illusions with playing cards, and manages to swallow—gulp—sharp needles!

Images courtesy of Duffy Hudson

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Visit a Victorian Magic Lantern Show

Speaker: 
Joel Schlemowitz
Sat, 08/25/2018 -
11:00 to 16:00
Sat, August 25th, 2018 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sun, August 26th, 2018 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for all ages

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Meet Adelaide Herrmann, the Queen of Magic!

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Margaret Steele
Sat, 08/04/2018 -
12:00 to 16:00
Sat, August 4th, 2018 |
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sun, August 5th, 2018 |
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for all ages

What made Adelaide Herrmann the Queen of Magic? Don’t miss your chance to see magicienne and scholar Margaret Steele pay homage to Madame Herrmann while wearing a reproduction of a custom gown made for her 1899 Vaudeville debut. Enjoy her tribute to historical illusions like multiplying spheres, a vanishing and reappearing ring, a feather dancing in mid-air, and silk scarves that untie themselves!

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Summer of Magic: Meet an Escape Artist!

Sun, 07/15/2018 -
13:00 to 16:00
Sun, July 15th, 2018 |
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for all ages

As part of Houdini Weekend, be amazed by Adam RealMan, sideshow and variety performer, and his special tribute to Houdini’s escape acts. Practice how escape artists warm-up, take a look behind the curtain to see  how magicians free themselves from restraints, and marvel as Adam escapes a straitjacket, rope, and handcuffs!

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Summer of Magic: Meet an Escape Artist!

Speaker: 
Adam RealMan
Sat, 06/23/2018 -
13:00 to 16:00
Sat, June 23rd, 2018 |
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sun, June 24th, 2018 |
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for all ages

Be amazed by Adam RealMan, sideshow and variety performer, and his special tribute to Houdini’s escape acts. Practice how escape artists warm-up, take a look behind the curtain to see  how magicians free themselves from restraints, and marvel as Adam escapes a straitjacket, rope, and handcuffs!

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Meet Summer of Magic’s Opening Act: Harry Houdini!

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Duffy Hudson
Sat, 06/16/2018 -
11:00 to 16:00
Sat, June 16th, 2018 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for all ages

Come celebrate the start of our Summer of Magic by shaking hands with Harry Houdini—that is, if his arms aren’t stuck in a straitjacket or handcuffs! Portrayed by Duffy Hudson, Houdini shares his incredible life story, performs illusions with playing cards, and manages to swallow—gulp— sharp needles!

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