Sunday, January 28, 2024

S.A.M. Hall of Fame exhibit opens in Whittier, CA

Yesterday saw the gala opening of the S.A.M. Hall of Fame exhibit at the Whittier Historical Society & Museum in Whittier, California. The exhibit includes an impressive Houdini display with some choice rarities that haven't been seen in over ten years, including the elusive Russian Manacle.

The overall collection includes illusions, props, costumes, and memorabilia from the early 1900s to the present day. The exhibition will be on display until December 2024.

Check out the S.A.M. Hall of Fame Facebook page for photos from yesterday's ribbon cutting and magic show. I wasn't able to make it as I had hoped, but it looks like they had a standing-room-only crowd and things are off to a grand start!

The Whittier Museum is located at 6755 Newlin Avenue, Whittier, CA 90601. Admission is free. Hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 4 pm. Saturday 1 to 4 pm.


  1. Joe Notaro was there and took a nice photo of the Russian Manacles. Now posted on his blog.

    1. Yep. If you click on "Russian Manacle" in the first paragraph, you'll go to that post.