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Houdini: Magic and Mystery Exhibit Opening

May 28, 2017

Come one, come all to the German American Heritage Center as we become a place of mystery, amusement, and magic and explore the man behind the illusions,Houdini!

The exhibit will the life of Ehrich Weiss,a Hungarian immigrant to the United States, and how he transformed into who we now know as The Great Harry Houdini. Learn about his influences from his mother, Robert Houdin, and even Sir Conan O’Doyle, author of Sherlock Holmes, and how they shaped the Houdini Mythos. Watch in awe at his tricks that made him into the pop cultural phenomenon that nearly all Americans recognize, and learn about the innovations and challenges outside of magic that Houdini succeeded and sometimes failed. Come see the great immigrant experience story told through “Houdini: Magic and Mystery!”

The exhibit will be open from May 28 – November 4

Keep an eye out for upcoming events such as magicians, storytellers, and magic workshops coming soon!


May 28, 2017


German American Heritage Center & Museum
712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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