Courtesy of
Charles Greene III
Courtesy of
JK Gillon

eld on June 24, 2001, A Summer Gathering of Magical History was a one-day magic collector convention presented by NEMCA.  Open to all, it was held at the spacious Crowne Plaza Hotel in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, which was also the venue for Yankee Gathering IX in 2002.

The 2001 Summer Gathering featured lectures on two famous magicians of a previous era.  Renown magician and author Rev. William V. Rauscher (now a NEMCA Honorary Lifetime Member) presented an educational and entertaining talk entitled, "When Thurston Came to Town," a retrospective on Howard Thurston told through the reminiscences of the family, audience, and magician contemporaries of America's foremost magician of the early 20th century.  Stanley Palm, historian and eminent magic collector, lectured on The Great Lafayette. The day also included a buffet lunch and late-afternoon auction of magic collectibles.


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Last updated 10-Mar-2008