Sunday, October 27, 2019

Halloween happenings at the Houdini Museum in Scranton

Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz at the Houdini Museum in Scranton will be marking the 93rd anniversary of Houdini's death with two special events.

The first will their annual Original Houdini Seance on Halloween. They will actually hold TWO seances this year; one at 1:26pm, the exact time of Houdini's death, and the other at 7:30pm, the time of his last show. They will offer free snacks and show clips from The Grim Game starting at Noon and 6:00pm. Both seances are free "as wife Bess wanted them."

The following day, November 1, the museum will host author Joe Posnanski for a signing and reading of his new book The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini. Dorothy and Dick and the Houdini Museum feature in the book. The building facade is even pictured on the endpapers. This event takes place at 7:00pm.

Scranton's Houdini Museum is located at 1433 N. Main Ave. For more information visit their website.



  1. There now seems to be a "cottage industry" of people doing Houdini Seances, now about ten, who charge from $25 to $35, and some even higher to attend what Bess stated she wanted to have no profit motivation. I would guess Houdini, Hardeen, Walter B. Gibson, etc., felt the same way.

  2. Joe Posnanski did a talk at The Houdini Museum, Scranton, PA about “The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini” that was one of the best events we ever had. His biography belongs in every Houdini collection or Houdini bookshelf.

    Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz
    The Houdini Museum, Scranton, PA
    The Only Building in the World Dedicated to Houdini


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