65: A Jaunt to the Buckland Museum of Witchcraft & Magick with Steven Intermill

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The moment I learned that William Mortensen's “Witches” exhibition would be on display at the Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick back in 2019, I became obsessed with the museum. Which I still have not yet been to.
However, I found a different way to experience it, via an interview with its director and co-owner, Steven Intermill, who graciously accepted my request for a chat.
We talked about Buckland's firsts --both the museum itself and its namesake's Raymond Buckland, who was the first open Wiccan in the U.S. and went on to found the first witchcraft museum in the U.S.
We also talked a little about the museum's origin story, evolution, and how it ended up in Cleveland.
There was also a lot of levity, like when I asked about the museum's COVID-19 precautions, which many visitors have praised in their Google reviews.
Steven was like, "Well, for one, I need to selfishly protect myself, because if I get sick there's no telling when the museum would reopen. However, there are also the potential headlines. Can you just see it: ' Outbreak at the witchcraft museum.' Thanks, but no."
What else did Steven and I conjure up during our discussion? A great story about a crystal ball, the museum's next exhibition ("Transmutations: Witches, Healers and Oracles"), and, of course, laughs.
Guest Info
To learn more about the museum, plan a trip or to buy tickets, visit: https://bucklandmuseum.org/.
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Host & Guide: Courtney Mroch, Ambassador of Dark & Paranormal Tourism

Intro Music:
Phantom from Space by Kevin MacLeod
Outro Music:
"Some Amount of Evil" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

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