Thursday, March 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Harry Houdini! Learn About Him on Route 6

Harry Houdini is trending on Twitter today.  Why?  It's his 137th birthday - posthumously, naturally.  This son of a Rabbi remains one of the best, most entertaining magicians in history, and you can learn his story at the Houdini Museum in Scranton, PA.  Yup - a US Route 6 town.  Though a mile or so off the route on Main Street, this little museum is more like an intimate theater - open most weekends in the warmer months and daily in July and August.  Virtually hidden in a cozy home, the museum owners tell visitors all about Houdini and his talents - and then put on a smashing magic show.  It's quite the attraction - and well worth the stop.  

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