Virtual Event “Magic & Mystery in Early America”
Magic & Mystery in Early America
Get in the Halloween Spirit with Bayou Bend
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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 7 p.m. Central Time
Enjoy a mix of entertainment and scholarly presentations in this free virtual program. Find out how magic, mystery, and the unexplained informed the lives and minds of people living in America from the 1600s through the 1800s. Guest presenters make connections with the art and antiques in the Bayou Bend Collection.
• Jeanette Andrews, sensory illusionist | “Charles Willson Peale and the Art of Illusion”
• Roark Atkinson, associate professor of history, Ramapo College | “Joshua Gordon’s Witch Book”
• Benjamin Barnes, magician | “Magic and Its Misuse: The Pursuit of Power, Position, and Profit in Early America”
Education programs at Bayou Bend receive generous funding from Sharon G. Dies; Susan Vaughan Foundation; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; Mary Lynn and Steve Marks; Bobbie Nau; William A. and Madeline Smith Charitable Trust; and additional generous donors.
The education programs also receive endowment income from funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; and the James William Glanville and Nancy Hart Glanville Endowment.