Saturday, June 8, 2013


Near where I live is Hydesville, New York, where the Modern Spiritualism Religion was founded on March, 1848. I am not a member of this religion so I am just telling what information I could find.

The Fox family lived in the above residence which was in Hydesville.  Two of the Fox Sisters began to hear unexplainable tappings in the house.  Eventually the sisters were able to communicate with a spirit through the tappings.  At some time, the basement of the house was dug and underneath was the remains of human, who they believe communicated with the sisters through the tapping.  Word spread and led to Modern Spiritualism.

The house is not there any more.  Many years ago the house was moved to Lily Dale, New York which is the main place of their religion now.  The house was at Lily Dale for a while and burned down.  At Hydesville another house was built just like this one, but it to burned down.  Now there is a building showing the founding of Spiritualism.
When I was a child we use to drive by here on the way home from my grandparents and they would be holding meetings here on the weekend.  There was a little motel down the road, where out of towners could stay.  The motel is long gone. 
This is the front of the building honoring the Spiritualism Religion.
The above pictures are of the foundation of the Spiritualism Building.
Above are the bricks showing of people who have donated to the building  and the corner stone.
This is the back of the building.  There is a little picnic area near there.  Today people come to see where the religion was founded.  They only hold meetings there once a year on the anniversary of the founding of the religion. 

Hydesville is a very tiny town.  This and a few houses is Hydesville.  There use to be a general store there, but that has closed and been torn down. Don't sneeze going through because you miss it-really.

Two religions were founded near where I live-this one- and the Mormon religion.  I am not a member of either of those churches, so I can't give a lot of information on them.  The only reason I am putting this on-it is a historic place of our area.   I took these picture back in last November and just now got them on.



New York State Of Mind said...

Hope you find this post interesting. I took these pictures last November and am just getting them on.

It is sprinkling out, but the sun should be coming up this afternoon, I hope.


Vickie said...

I notice the brick in the upper left is from West Allis, WI. That is where I was born. My mom still lives in the house I grew up in there. We are headed there today for a visit.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Vickie,
Isn't that something, There are lots of bricks there and I just took pictures of some them. I didn't even notice West Allis, Wisc. Small world. Have a nice trip.


Countryside Reflections said...

Wow Vickie, doesn't that coincidence send chills up your spine? I love seeing the original foundation inside of the new building. Very interesting Marilyn. Thank you for the post.


New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Doreen,
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it.