American Museum of Magic
The American Museum of Magic is a repository of magic collectibles situated in Marshall, Michigan. It is one of the largest magic museums to be accessible to the public, and is frequently used by researchers in the fields of magical and theatrical history. The museum houses the collection of the late Robert Lund, who co-founded the museum with his wife Elaine.
The museum is built around Lund's collection of posters, playbills, books, photos, apparatus, scrapbooks, letters and thousands of other pieces of magic memorabilia and ephemera.
The first building, on Marshall's Michigan Avenue, opened to the public on April 1 -- April Fool's Day -- in 1978, a few years after the Lunds moved to Marshall from their former home near Detroit. A second building, the vacated former Marshall Public Library on Marshall's Mansion Street, was purchased in 1999 and is available for research and studies upon request.
After Robert Lund died in 1995, Elaine Lund maintained the facility and supervised additions to the collection. Since Elaine Lund's passing in 2006, the museum has been governed by a board of directors and has become a non-profit corporation.
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