HISTORY MUSEUM at the CASTLE -330 E College Ave., Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 733-8445, myhistorymuseum.org
Q-Tips say: SEE IT! In a cool Castle, Part History, and part Houdini. Mrs. Q enjoyed the Houdini part because it had many “hands on” exhibit. Most you could try yourself! Yes, they do warn you about finding out how magicians accomplish their tricks – so if you don’t want to know – skip that part. Houdini likes to say that he is from Appleton but was really was born in the Hungary and lived in Appleton as a child. Mrs. Q finds it interesting that Houdini did not believe in mediums and psychics. His training in magic helped him expose frauds that scientists and academics could not. He chronicled his time investigating the occult in his book, “A Magician Among the Spirits”. An interesting Museum – granted, not the largest you might have ever seen but enjoyable non the less. Houdini died in an unusual way and a replica of the coffin he used for one of his magic tricks is on display.
A bit of history about arry Houdini: www.thegreatharryhoudini.com/