The Houdini Museum was established in 1988 at 1433 N. Main Avenue in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. It is in a turn-of-the-20th-century building that has been entirely renovated. Houdini performed in Scranton and did several special challenges there. His brother, Hardeen, also appeared in Scranton and in its sister city, Wilkes-Barre. Documents and letters attesting to this are on display at the museum and on its website. Houdini performed at the Poli Theater for S. Z. Poli in Scranton, that was part of the Keith-Albee-Orpheum circuit at the time. This would later become the RKO movies circuit.
The Houdini Tour, show and museum attraction is one of Scranton's most popular things to do and is highly rated. Stories about the museum and its performers have been featured in recent years on television shows throughout the world. The live show at the museum includes two of the best, nationally known magicians, Dorothy Dietrich and John Bravo (aka Ray Carter and Dick Brooks).
The Houdini museum covers Houdini's career and facts about Houdini. The Houdini Museum has national and international significance, especially since the tragic fire of an exhibit in Niagara Falls in May 1995. A part of the exhibit was on display for 13 years at the Magic Towne House in New York City.
The Houdini Museum features memorabilia, artifacts, mannequins and films of the master magician. The Houdini Tour also includes a magic show as part of the tour.
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