International Magic Week is each year from October 25-31.  It is a week to celebrate the world of magic and magicians.  Magic Week ends on 10/31, the anniversary of Harry Houdini’s death.  Harry Houdini was the greatest magician and escapist of them all.  

Houdini's grave

Houdini's grave

 

 

Houdini lives in Scranton

Houdini lives in Scranton

Did you know the Harry Houdini Museum is located in Scranton, Pennsylvania?  It’s quite possibly the only thing in Scranton worth seeing.  The museum is open to the public on Sundays from 1 PM-4:30 PM and by appointment.  They show films relating to Houdini and offer a magic show to guests.  On Halloween every year, the museum has a seance and psychic evening.  The famous Halloween Houdini Seance was originally performed by Houdini’s wife, then passed on to his biographer, then passed to magician Dorothy Dietrich.

There are many ways to celebrate Magic Week.  Watch the miniseries Houdini on Houdini_2014Netflix, take a trip to the Houdini Museum, grab some tricks to learn from a magic shop (do those exist anymore?), have your own seance using our Suprnatural Ouija Board, learn to do tarot readings, or learn how to pull a quarter from behind someone’s ear.  However, escaping whilst in chains from a large tank of water is not recommended, for obvious reasons.

We sell this!

We sell this!

 

We also have Harry Potter magic wands, if you’re into that kind of magic (you know you are)!  Cast some spells!

So, what do you think?