Puzzle Saturday! Brainteaser specials!
“Puzzle Saturday, Puzzle Sunday” on Jan 12 and 13 at the Logic Puzzle Museum session features 3 special puzzling things, along with the 40 hands-on mechanical puzzles to try. January is National Puzzle Month, established by the Logic Puzzle Museum.
>>> A short presentation on the fad of “Puzzle Contests” from 1894-1951 will be given, with original puzzle contests displayed. There were puzzle contest that offered prizes of a Packard Sedan, $100 of free taxi rides in Chicago, a gold pocket watch, and other enticing extravagances. “The deadlines for these contest has passed, but the fun of solving the puzzles is still available!” said Judith Schulz, puzzle collector.
>>> Visitors are challenged to solve the unique bird puzzle which offers more than 35 options. “The puzzle looks easy, but then maybe it is not?” noted Schulz.
>>> Visual puzzles to decipher are the third featured puzzle, including 4 that are about Wisconsin.
A take-home puzzle to make is included in the visit. The hands-on mechanical puzzles to try include transfer puzzles, edge matching, burr puzzles, attributes, jumping, and more.
The 90-minute sessions are at 10:30 am or 1:30 pm on Saturday. January 12; and at 1:30 pm on Sunday. January 13. The gift shop, with 100 kinds of puzzles for sale, is open after the museum session.
Please call ahead for tickets, as space is limited. Admission is $10/person.
"The museum is for adults, families, and children ages 5-105," added Schulz.
Phone 262 763-3946 to reserve tickets and for information.
The non-profit, educational museum is at 533 Milwaukee Av, downtown Historic Burlington, WI.
Parking is free.