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Hall of Fame of Famous Unknowns

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The Hall of Fame of Famous Unknowns in Schuyler Lake, New York, preserves the heritage of Magicians and Clowns who have contributed to the art and to the community, yet have not had the recognition they deserve.

The museum began in 1988, when Charles Zuis (aka Chazoo) (who passed away in 2011) purchased the Hendrick Herkimer Farmhouse and Barn at Schuyler Lake, New York, originally built in 1776. The Barn, now a theater, was a created out of the bunkhouse and kitchen/cook house for the hop-pickers prior to Prohibition in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Zuis with the help of Willie (the Clown) Purdell from Herkimer New York (who passed away in May 2002), and Alan Drew from Mt. Desert Maine, turned it into the "Museum and Hall of Fame of Famous Unknown Magicians and Clowns."

They also hold an annual Parlor Convention, with Magicians and Clowns coming from all over the country, on the first Saturday in June. [1]