Houdini died on Halloween of 1926. Every year since his death, a séance has been held to see if he could cross the veil and prove the spiritual afterlife existed. This year, Jewish Museum Milwaukee will try to connect with Houdini in the state where he learned the literal tricks of his trade, and perhaps he will once again make an appearance!
Find your fortune with roving tarot card readers and get your spook on with a moody museum tour. Dress up in your best Halloween costume; prizes will be selected for "Best in Show" and "Best Houdini Look-Alike" costumes. Imbibe your favorite drink at our cash bar provided by Pour, Inc.
Our séance will be presented by Milwaukee's best psychic, Mary Ellen Pride. Mary Ellen will also give four 10-minute individual readings throughout the evening at a premium. If you are interested in an individual reading, please indicate which time you would like your reading on our registration form. Up to three people can be in the room for individual readings.
Museum Members $20 | Nonmembers $25
Individual Readings $15
Why a séance? Before his death, Houdini had told his wife, Bessie Houdini—and close friend, confidant and mentalist Joe Dunninger—that when he died he would make every effort to communicate with the living and established a secret code to guarantee proof if indeed he was successful. Unfortunately, he has never visited from beyond.
Program admission includes admission into the Museum. Offered in connection with Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini, an exhibit on display at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, September 26, 2019 – January 5, 2020.
Image: Final Houdini seance in 1936. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.