Houdini

The History Museum gathers, interprets, and disseminates information related to the life and career of Harry Houdini who claimed Appleton, Wisconsin as his home-town. The A.K.A. Houdini exhibit lets you experience some of Harry Houdini’s tricks of the trade through hands-on activities. It is great fun for the whole family!

The Museum offers annual events including live summer theater and Halloween with Houdini. A Houdini walking tour map with articles and magic tricks is available at the History Museum for 25 cents.

Many researchers have used the artifacts and archives at the Museum, including the Discovery Channel, the Arts and Entertainment Network, the BBC, Wisconsin Public Television, and the Learning Channel. Since it opened in 1989, the exhibit has welcomed visitors from all 50 of the United States, and from over 35 foreign countries.

Experience some of Harry Houdini’s tricks of the trade through hands-on activities at the AKA HOUDINI Virtual Exhibit. See why the world renowned magician called Appleton his hometown.

Kids enjoying the Houdini exhibit
Picture courtesy of The Post-Crescent