You are invited to attend the 2015 Midwest Magic History Weekend in beautiful Marshall, Michigan. Take a step back in time in a town where yesterday lives today.
Marshall is home to the American Museum of Magic: the nation's only public museum dedicated to American magic history. Attendees of the weekend will receive a special behind-the-scenes tour featuring rare museum artifacts and the incredible research library that is not open to the public.
In addition, the  3 days will be filled with speakers on a variety of historical magic subjects; a private day tour to Colon, Michigan, "The Magic Capital of the World" and home to Abbott's Magic Company that has been creating wonders since 1934. The day in Colon also includes lunch and a visit to the magician's cemetery and "Blackstone Island," home to the famed illusionist.
Saturday evening features a country-style dinner and a stage show highlighted by rarely-seen wonders including performances of mysteries from the Museum's collection.    
It is a weekend you'll long remember.
(*Note: Schedule and events subject to change.)
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Located midway between Chicago and Detroit, the city of Marshall was established in 1830 and named in honor of Chief Justice of the United States, John Marshall. During the 1800's it was a thriving railroad center.

Today, Marshall is such a store house of 19th century American small town architecture that it has been given status as a National Historic Landmark District.  Notable buildings and attractions include The Governor's Mansion Museum, Grand Army of The Republic Hall Museum, The Honolulu House, Marshall Postal Museum, Schuler's Restaurant, The National House Inn and an entire historic district filled with Victorian-era homes and quaint antique and specialty shops.

For history buffs of all kinds, a trip to Marshall is truly a trip back in time, yet with all of the 21st century conveniences that travelers expect today.
Marshall is accessible from Interstate Highways 94 and 69.
It is served by airports in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Detroit.

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Opened on April Fool's Day, 1978, the museum was the realization of a dream by Bob and Elaine Lund. The Lund's collection of magic book, props, posters and memorabilia had formerly filled their Detroit-area home. On a weekend excursion, the couple fell in love with Marshall and found the 1869 building - once a bakery - that they spent two years transforming into The American Museum of Magic.

Bob and Elaine were friends to magicians and enthusiasts of the art from around the world. Over a 50 year period, they acquired the artifacts that were displayed in the museum.

During the Lund's lifetimes, the museum was privately operated.  Following their passings, a Board of Directors was established to carry on the Lund's mission of sharing magic history with the public.

Today, the museum continues and thrives, thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers who steward the ever-expanding collection for future generations.

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Bob Lund

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