Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia – Public Lecture, January 16, 2014


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Bruce MacNab Presents:
In Harry Houdini’s Footsteps: A look back at twenty Nova Scotia structures visited by the Handcuff King

7:30 pm, Museum of Natural History, Auditorium
1747 Summer Street, Halifax

Bruce MacNab’s illustrated lecture will retrace the steps of Harry Houdini through Nova Scotia and the buildings where the young magician first showcased his extraordinary talents that transformed him from a small-time conjurer to the world’s most celebrated escape artist. Houdini’s 1896 Maritime tour venues included prisons, police stations, insane asylums, hotels, stores, theatres and factories.

Bio:  Bruce is the author of The Metamorphosis: The Apprenticeship of Harry Houdini, published in 2012 and the award winner of the APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book. He was the organizer of the sold-out séance at The Halifax Citadel last Halloween.

Bruce grew up in Dartmouth and attended the Nova Scotia Institute of Technology. He has taught Apprenticeship and Communications at the Nova Scotia Community College. A Red Seal journeyman carpenter, he has worked on Martha’s Vineyard, Bermuda, and across Canada. Bruce is restoring his 19th century farmhouse in Williamsdale, Cumberland County and serves on the Advisory Council on Heritage Property.

For more information, please visit the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia’s Website.