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Family Programs

Special Family Event
Meet Adelaide Herrmann, the Queen of Magic!
Margaret Steele
Saturday, August 4, and Sunday, August 5, 12–1:45 pm and 2:30–4 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!

This summer, New York’s magical past comes to life every weekend from June 23 – August 26! Meet magicians, escape artists, fortune-tellers, and more marvelous illusionists from the past—all brought to life by Living Historians from the present. Check out our Family Calendar every week to discover each program’s special theme as it’s announced!



Click for monthly calendar and see our whole lineup of remote family programs. 




If you enjoy our family programming, check out what we offer for grown-ups! Browse our whole new season of remote programs and our rich library of on-demand video programs.

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