• Rooms, chambers, and floors Up a wide staircase from the entrance to the Woolworth Building, this is a large space with very high, vaulted ceilings. High in the air is a giant dial with multiple clock-like faces and hands pointing to the present threat-level to the secrecy of the wizarding world. When Newt Scamander first… Read More
• Occupations • Titles, nicknames, and honorifics Chosen leader of the Magical Congress of the United States, the secret governing body for witches and wizards of North America (Pm). Known Presidents of MACUSA include: Josiah Jackson Thornton Harkaway Able Fleming Charity Wilkinson Elizabeth McGilliguddy Emily Rappaport Seraphina Picquery  … Read More
• Event Following the 1892 Sasquatch uprising, MACUSA moved its headquarters from Washington to the newly built Woolworth Building in New York City (Pm). When the building was under construction, wizards joined the construction crew. Thanks to these undercover wizards, the Woolworth building was not only a building for No-Majs, it also… Read More
• Magical effects A Magical Barrier Energy Field in the form of a protective bubble was placed around the entrance to City Hall subway station in 1926 New York in order to trap Obscurial Credence Barebone (WFT). It is also referred to as a “magical force field,” which appeared as a “luminous wall… Read More
• Organizations The Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA) is the governmental authority for the Wizarding world in the USA (Pm, WFT). The headquarters of MACUSA is hidden in the Woolworth Building. The emblem of MACUSA features an American flag combined with a phoenix (WFT). MACUSA is a single body, unlike the… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements • Security Magical Disturbances Risk Wizarding Exposure is a headline from a magical newspaper in 1926. It refers to the various events in New York that risk exposure of the magical community. The headline comes from the wizarding newspaper, The New York Ghost (WFT). Read More
• Communication • Magical objects High above the MACUSA Lobby there is a giant dial with multiple clock-like faces and hands pointing to the present threat-level to the secret wizarding world. The color-coded levels include “Severe: Unexplained Activity” and “Emergency” (WFT). Read More
• Organizations • Security Part of the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA), the Major Investigation Department appears as a meeting room in which high-up MACUSA employees discuss ongoing investigations. Read More
• Diseases and healing A Maledictus is a witch or wizard who suffers from a blood curse. One form of this affliction, referred to as a “malediction,” had been inherited by Draco Malfoy’s wife Astoria Greengrass. Astoria died from the blood curse in August of 2019 (CC). Another form causes its victim to slowly… Read More
• Magical objects • Security The metallic Map of Magical Activity used a light display to help Aurors in the MACUSA Major Investigation Department to view magic occurring around New York City (WFT). Read More
• Character Marlow was a Bowtruckle in Newt Scamander’s case (WFT). Read More
• Character Mary Lou Barebone was the fanatical leader of the New Salem Philanthropic Society, an anti-magic group active in New York during the 1920s. A “handsome” woman who wore Puritanical clothing like her Scourer ancestors, Mary Lou was also mother to three adopted children whom she raised inside the New Salem… Read More
• Page Timeline of Events Select the range of years for the timeline you wish to view. Ancient Egypt and Greece – 3000 B.C. – 100 A.D. This is an era of Muggle/Wizard cooperation; many political and religious leaders were witches and wizards. Growing distrust and prejudice – 100 – 1692 AD… Read More
• Timelines and calendars Timeline of Events Select the range of years for the timeline you wish to view. Ancient Egypt and Greece – Before 100 A.D. This is an era of Muggle/Wizard cooperation; many political and religious leaders were witches and wizards. The Medieval Era – 100 – 1400 AD… Read More
• Creature The Matagot is a magical beast that resembles a large, black cat with bulging blue eyes. They are spirit familiars that guard the French Ministry of Magic but will not harm anyone unless they are provoked. When attacked, they multiply and mutate becoming more aggressive. If taken from their… Read More
• Thing A book about fantastic creatures found in Newt Scamander’s shed inside his brown leather suitcase (WFT). Read More
• Character Melusine was a French witch who lived in, and previous to, the 1920s. She worked at the French Ministry of Magic in the Records Room Archives. She is described as “a very old woman” who permits Newt Scamander and Tina Goldstein into the archives when they claim to… Read More
• Communication In the basement of MACUSA memos write themselves, then fold into origami rats. They use the glass tubes to scurry to the offices above. On occasion they will start to fight and tear each other apart, leaving the intended recipient memo-less. Read More
• Art and Culture In the middle of the vast atrium of the MACUSA building in New York City stands a memorial to the witches and wizards killed as a result of the Salem witch trials (WFT). Read More
• Thing Memories can be removed from the head of a witch or wizard and placed into a vessels known as a Pensieve to be viewed and studied. After removal, memories can be tampered with, as Horace Slughorn did when he tried to revise and conceal his own memory of teaching Tom… Read More
• Spells The Memory Modifying Charm is also called “Memory Charm”. Modifies or erases portions of a person’s memory. A person who has their memory erased can be described as “Obliviated” (WFT). Memory Modifying Charms are often used to uphold the International Code of Wizarding Secrecy and to avoid frightening Muggles. Officials… Read More
• Insults, Curses, and Interjections “Merlin’s Beard!” is a mild oath used to express surprise or exasperation – and is a form of swearing exclusive to the wizarding world. Appearances The phrase first appeared in the Daily Prophet, when Glinda Crook was interviewed about the new Hallowe’en restrictions (DP4). The words escaped from… Read More
• Character Modesty Barebone was the youngest adopted daughter of Mary Lou Barebone, a Second Salem leader in 1920s New York. Read More
• Creature A Mooncalf is a strange creature with smooth pale gray skin and narrow legs with large hooves that only comes out of it’s burrow during a full moon. It’s eyes are very large and bulgy, they sit on the top of it’s head. It’s enormous flat hind feet leave intricate… Read More
• Food and drinks Newt Scamander kept a crate of Mooncalf Pellets in his work shed. In 1926, Jacob Kowalski fed them to the Mooncalves inside Newt Scamander’s case (WFT). Read More
• Magical objects Newt Scamander’s magical suitcase had a brass dial that could be turned to “MUGGLEWORTHY” so the No-Maj customs inspectors would not see the dangerous magical creatures inside. With a turn of the dial, Muggles would only see common objects such as maps, an alarm clock, and a Hufflepuff scarf (WFT). Read More
• Creature The Murtlap is a rat-like creature with a growth on its back resembling a sea anemone, which when pickled can be used to promote resistance to curses. Read More
• Diseases and healing The bite from the rat-like Murtlap initially causes the victim to pass out. While not considered serious, there can be side-effects within 48 hours, such as flames erupting from their bottoms. Therefore victims should be monitored closely (WFT). Read More