Keeping Magic Alive in The Region

Welcome to the home of The Northwest Indiana Magic Club, where we bring the wonder and mystery of magic to life!

Our club is a community of passionate magicians who love nothing more than sharing our craft with the world.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a curious beginner, our club has something for everyone. We host regular meetings where members can share their latest tricks, techniques, and ideas, and learn from other magicians in a supportive and collaborative environment.

Magic: A Brief History

Ancient Times

The origins of magic can be traced back to ancient civilizations like Egypt, where priests and performers used illusions and sleight of hand to entertain and mystify audiences.

Middle Ages

During the Middle Ages, magic became associated with witchcraft and the supernatural, and many people who practiced magic were persecuted and accused of witchcraft.

16th Century

In the 16th century, magic became more widely accepted as a form of entertainment, and magicians began to perform in public venues like theaters and fairs.

18th Century

The 1700s saw the rise of the “golden age” of magic, with performers like Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin and Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser revolutionizing the art of magic with new techniques and illusions.

19th Century

The 19th century saw the emergence of large-scale stage illusions and the rise of famous performers like Harry Houdini, who captivated audiences with daring feats like escaping from handcuffs and water tanks.

20th Century

Throughout the 1900s, magic continued to evolve and diversify, with new styles and genres of magic emerging, from close-up magic and street magic to grand illusions and mentalism.


Today, magic continues to thrive as an art form, with new technologies and innovations allowing magicians to create even more elaborate and impressive illusions. Though reworked with new, exciting, and culturally relevant thematic elements, many new magic tricks are based on tricks published hundreds of years ago.

Where You Come In

Magic is important because it is a creative and captivating form of entertainment that has the power to delight and inspire audiences of all ages. It has a strong and supportive community of enthusiasts and performers, and has played an important role in popular culture throughout history.

Even if learning and performing magic is not your forte, the biggest action you can take to keep the art of magic alive is to attend a magic show.

Keep an eye out for upcoming events hosted by us, The Northwest Indiana Magic Club.

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