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Mediums, Magicians, and the Ouija Board: A Spiritualist History of Baltimore

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Do spirits return, and can we communicate with the dead?  Baltimore’s Spiritualists thought so, but magicians worked to disprove them.  Learn about spirit mediums, the Ouija Board, and Baltimore’s group of amateur magicians, the Demons Club. Presented by Maryland Department librarian Julie Saylor, with a question and answer session with Ms. Saylor and Mike Rose.  Mike Rose is a local magician, magic historian, and author of Maryland’s Ambassador of Magic: Phil Thomas and the Yogi Magic Mart.

This is part 2 of a series of programs being presented by the Pratt's Maryland Department during the month of October, titled The Dark Side of Maryland.  If this program interests you, you may wish to join us for the rest:

All programs have been recorded and are available to view  from their event listing linked above.

ASL interpretation will be available for attendees.

Monday, October 18, 2021 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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Event Type

Virtual Event

Age Group

Adults, Seniors

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Programs For Adults

Event Publisher

Emily Levine, Manager of Adult Services

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