Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Scranton Houdini Museum artifacts on show in Florida

The Houdini Museum in Scranton
Items from the popular Houdini Museum in Scranton, PA, are going on tour, with the first stop being the Coconut Creek Casino in Coconut Creek, Florida, as a part of the casino's month long "Stars of Magic" celebration.

The free museum exhibit is under the direction of Houdini experts and magic consultants, Dorothy Dietrich and John Bravo (aka Dick Brookz), and displays over 150 original Houdini artifacts dating from 1883 to the present. Items include newspaper stories, autographed books, original photographs, handcuffs, magazines, advertisements, patent papers, a printing block, keys and locks, film clips, a Houdini vest, and more.

The press release (which includes a full list of the items displayed) calls the exhibit "the largest traveling display ever put together about the life of the legendary escape artist and magician Harry Houdini."

The Houdini exhibit will be on display at the Coconut Creek Casino until February 27. No word yet on the next stop of the tour.


  1. I've often wondered what the Houdini Museum is doing in Scranton. I think I've missed a reference somewhere.

  2. I don't think there's any connection between Houdini and Scranton. That's just where Dorothy and Dick happen to live.