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Living Legacy Museum

My name is Stephanie Taylor Grimassi.  I am the curator and owner of

The House of Grimassi Living Legacy Museum

and Airbnb.

The House of Grimassi Private Living Legacy Museum is being established to preserve and provide a home and resource for people interested in Old World Witchcraft and the life of author, teacher, witch and occultist, Raven Grimassi.

The Private Living Legacy Museum is located in my home where I lived with Raven Grimassi.  The house is a beautiful three story historic Victorian home located in the premiere historic district of "Cozy Corner” in Springfield, Massachusetts. The house is considered the "flagship” of the neighborhood.

The Private Living Legacy Museum is also an Airbnb listed as The Legacy House on the Airbnb Platform.

The house was built in 1898 by coal and lumber magnate James Philip Gray, who lived in the house with his wife Julia Emma. This magnificent home is preserved with the original architecture and virgin tiger oak wood throughout with the original stain glass windows.

Raven and I purchased the house in 2012 and ever since have loved and cared for it as stewards of history.  Raven passed on March 10, 2019 and I continue to be a steward of history not only for the house but for the living legacy of Raven Grimassi. Hence, me starting the House of Grimassi Living Legacy Museum.

The Private Living Legacy Museum has a display on the first floor of many of Raven’s collected treasures from his lifetime.

There is one cabinet dedicated to his beloved collection of Strega items including his Nanta bag, jewelry plus some artifacts and gifts made especially for him. Another cabinet has many of his beloved personal items he collected and/or that were bestowed to him by many of his admirers and friends over the years.

His cherished "first edition” books, many by Charles G. Leland, are on display here as well as other interesting items, artwork, tools of the Craft and statues.

Raven Grimassi dedicated his life to maintaining and safeguarding the oldest Western pre-Christian European enchanted worldview of our Pagan ancestors.  He branded his perspective and opinions, referring to them as the "rooted ways” of Old World Witchcraft. He often referred to himself as a "root tender”.  And he coined the phase, "Ever Ancient, Ever New" to be inclusive of all the new growth and fruit that has come since his entrance into the Witchcraft world.

Raven had always had a fascination with unraveling "mysteries” This lead him into a lifetime of  research, writing and teaching about the topics of Witchcraft, Wicca and the "Mystery Traditions” which are  hidden in the mechanism of Nature and the Otherworldly Realms. 

His writing "career” started in San Diego, California with a small publication known as "Moon Shadows” 1991.  He taught at a local bookstore "Controversial Books” in San Diego and taught at other shops and private homes.  He did go on to publishing a magazine called "Raven’s Call”, twice in his lifetime.  One edition in 1993 and then in 2000 through 2001

Raven’s first published book by a formal publishing company, Llewellyn Publications, was in 1995, "The Ways of the Strega”. This was the first time the subject of Italian Witchcraft came into the greater public arena.  Although sometimes criticized for adding elements of the Neo-pagan Wicca to the material, he was always up front about that addition and explained that it was to acclimate the practicing Wiccan to be able to have relatability to his work.  In 2000, the book was retitled "Italian Witchcraft” with a new cover and released with added material and new appendices.

Raven went on to publish eleven more books with Llewellyn Publications as well as two well received oracle decks co-authored with me and art work by pagan artist Mickie Mueller.  You will find most of his books available on Raven's Loft.

In 2011, he then signed on with a new publishing company, Red Wheel Weiser, and wrote three more books including the last book of his life "What We Knew in the Night”.  Raven finished editing this book with me the night before he crossed the veil.   

He also edited and annotated Fredrick Elworthy’s book "Horns of Honor” for RWW.

Raven was a collector of antiquarian and first edition/first printing books as well as many other titles befitting his main interest.  It is safe to say he was a self-professed bibliophile. 

The Private Living Legacy Museum houses and offers this immense book collection to members to peruse and use in the Sanctum Sanctorum Library located on the third floor of the House of Grimassi.

Here you will also find the active Ash, Birch and Willow altar as well as the Ancestral Altar.  There are two more cabinets displaying other collections of Raven’s prized treasures to view. In the library, I also offer oracle readings by appointment.

In the future, The House of Grimassi will be continuing to offer in person workshops again when the pandemic directives are such that this can be comfortable for all.

The Private Living Legacy Museum is not open to the "general" public ( in other words there is no signage or advertising to the public).  It is a private museum which offers several levels of  private membership with perks (see bottom of this letter) although, you do not need to be a member to visit. 

Visiting the Museum requires an appointment unless you are a guest of the Legacy House Airbnb, which includes visiting the Museum. 

Please do not come unannounced or without an appointment to the Museum.

There are five levels of monthly subscription or annual support

I hope you will consider joining me to 

manifest this endeavor of preservation and resource for our community.

I will look forward to seeing you here!


AIR Level= Transmission
$240.00
AIR Level= Transmission
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This level receive your private AIR membership which enables the Living Legacy Museum to continue to keep the essential magical breath adhered to the vision. Expanding and Nourishing.

AIR level includes all of EARTH level and FIRE level plus physical access to Raven’s private Occult Library when visiting the Living Legacy Museum or staying at The Legacy House Airbnb.

 You will be given more details once you subscribe for $20.00 per month.

OR contribute an annual membership listed on this page.

Artwork © Mickie Mueller


EARTH Level= Foundation
$60.00
EARTH Level= Foundation
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This level you receive your private EARTH membership to the House of Grimassi Living Legacy Museum is the foundation to which it will be built upon. Rock-solid and Strong.

You receive a Membership Kit that includes your membership card and other goodies. You receive access to uploaded photos each month on the Museum’s progress and features. 

You will be given more details once you subscribe for $5.00 per month.

OR contribute an annual membership listed on this page. 

Artwork © Mickie Mueller

Artwork © Mickie Mueller


FIRE Level= Transformation
$120.00
FIRE Level= Transformation
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This level you receive your private FIRE membership which enables the Living Legacy Museum to continue to transform and evolve. Igniting Expansion.

FIRE level includes all of the EARTH Level plus a monthly video tour of the Museum as it progresses and what is featured each month.

You will be given more details once you subscribe  for $10.00 per month.

OR contribute an annual membership listed on this page.

Artwork © Mickie Mueller


SPIRIT Level= Manifestation
$1,200.00
SPIRIT Level= Manifestation
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This level receive your private SPIRIT membership enables the Living Legacy Museum to continue to be created and manifest in accord with mind, body and Spirit.  Balancing the Elements of Creation.

SPIRIT level you receive the WATER level, the EARTH level, FIRE level and AIR level plus a Sponsorship placement on the House of Grimassi Website and an annual spotlight of you. And a link to your website or social media platform.

Artwork © Mickie Mueller


WATER Level= Movement
$600.00
WATER Level= Movement
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This level receive your private WATER membership which enables the Living Legacy Museum to continue to flow in a harmonious direction. Smooth running waters converging into a greater pool of resources.

WATER level includes all of EARTH level, FIRE level and AIR level plus first to view new features and displays of the Museum. "Breakfast at the Museum” when a booking at the Legacy House Airbnb is made. Priority appointment to visit the Living Legacy Museum at the House of Grimassi.

You will be given more details once you subscribe  for $50.00 per month.

OR contribute an annual membership listed on this page. 

Artwork © Mickie Mueller


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