An amazing collection of memorabilia of magic from around the world, the museum includes 587 showbills, 2,009 heralds, handbills, and window cards and over 5,000 programs, 10,000 books, 24,000 magazines, 46,000 photos and many letters of correspondence. Hundreds of other small items such as magic sets, performerís scrapbooks, and apparatus from magic shows are part of the collection. This includes the ìMilk Canî and "Overboard Box" escape equipment used by Houdini himself! The Lund Family - Curators Could this building have once been a bakery as local legend pretends? Surely this perfect example of Midwestern Victoriana was meant to house the largest publicly displayed, privately owned collection of magic in the world. Bob Lund and his wife Elaine silkscreened those posters in the window just as they renovated the entire 130-year-old structure. Assisted by their daughter Susan, their years of work shine in the gleaming wood floors, display cases, and woodwork throughout the building. Shortly after the Museum opened in the spring of 1978, the town awarded the Lunds a silver cup out of appreciation. One year later, the state of Michigan also bestowed honors on the exhibition hall.
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