The exhibit was compiled by assistant director Kyle Dickson and intern Michael McMahon.
"His influences comprised mostly German sources; his immigrant story is a great one," says Dickson. "There's so many cool stories people don't know. He was a modern man stuck in a pre-modern world."
The exhibit includes historic photos, advertisements, shackles from the Sidney Radner collection, video footage of Houdini's escapes, a recording of the Final Houdini Seance, and a straitjacket that visitors can put on, borrowed from Augustana College's theater department.
On September 23, Duffy Hudson will appear at the museum with his acclaimed Houdini one man show.
For more information visit the German American Heritage Center's website, Facebook, and Twitter. A nice article about the exhibit can be found at QCOnline.