A Brief History of Hydesville & Spiritualism

Spiritualism began in a small Hamlet in Hydesville, New York in the year 1848. It became a major part of the Heritage of America in it’s beginnings. A Religion based fully on the continuity of life, giving proof that “there is no death.” The Religion spread rapidly across the country. Many top leaders in the country embraced the Spiritualist Belief.

The National Spiritualist Association of Churches, the oldest and largest Spiritualist Organization in the US, has become the owners of the property known as the “Fox Property,” so named after the family that gave Spiritualism it’s roots. The property is located in Newark, New York on Hydesville Road.

For more information about the history of Hydesville and Spiritualism, we recommend several books which you can find in our bookstore, the Hydesville Park YouTube Channel, the Hydesville Park Facebook Page and the Hydesville Park brochure.

The Fox Property Restoration Project

The FOX PROPERTY PROJECT started in 1998 when the property was acquired by the National Spiritualist Association of Churches. A memorial park was designed for Spiritualists Worldwide.

The NSAC is in the process of converting the property into a beautiful Memorial Park, to the memory of Spiritualism, but also for the use of the general public.

The property has been cleared, seeded with new grass, the foundation of the Fox Cottage was exposed, a covering placed over it, and the first phase of the park was completed. See all of this and more for yourself by purchasing a DVD slide show of the development of the park. You won’t be alone when you watch it. Spirit is present on some of the pictures.

You can own a copy of the DVD by filling out the attached order form and sending it to NSAC Headquarters
13 Cottage Row, PO Box 217
Lily Dale, NY 14752

For more information about Hydesville, contact Rev. Cosie L. Allen, NST, the Hydesville Project Chairperson.

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