The Baltimore Museum of Industry Ouija® Exhibit

A little over a year ago on September 2nd 2012, I went to The Baltimore Museum of Industry for what they called “the most extensive Ouija® exhibit ever assembled.” The exhibit ran through Jan. 27, 2013. I wish it never left. It should have never left. There really needs to be a permanent museum dedicated to Ouija and the spirit board in Baltimore, the original home town of Ouija.

I hope to one day open that museum.

Until that time, I am available for appearances with key items from my collection and to the best of my knowledge so is Robert Murch who has a collection that makes mine look sad by comparison.

The on-line article that attracted my attention said that, “The Ouija Board, which is arguably one of the most mysterious games ever created, has its roots in the cities of Baltimore and Chestertown and celebrates a spirited 122 year history.

“The exhibit will highlight this history and tell the story about how the Ouija Board was born in Maryland and made in Baltimore from 1890 – 1966. Additionally it will feature boards, manufacturers, and memorabilia from the private collections of Robert Murch, the world’s foremost collector, historian and expert on Ouija and Talking Boards and Kathy Fuld, granddaughter of the great Ouija manufacturer William Fuld, as well as Brandon Hodge, Andrew Vespia, Mike Buchner, Calvin Von Crush, Tim Gross and Janet Mattei-Romano Curran.

“Ouija® historian Robert Murch has spent over 18 years working tirelessly with the Maryland Archives, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore City Commission for Historical & Architectural Preservation, Baltimore Mayor’s office, the Fuld Family and the Historical Society of Kent County to document and preserve the history of this U.S. pop icon. Much of this Ouija and Talking Board history, along with boards from around the world, are being made available for the first time to the public outside of private collections.”

The exhibit was amazing.

I took roughly 300 photos.

I have selected some of my favourites to give you a feel for what the exhibit was like and to give you a sense for what a Spirit Board Museum can and should be.

I hope you enjoy the tour.

Much love,

David

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4 comments so far

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This was one of the best things I’ve ever seen.

October 6th, 2013 at 4:29 pm
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October 7th, 2013 at 8:40 am
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October 26th, 2013 at 4:20 am
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October 30th, 2013 at 11:45 pm