The Lily Dale Historical Museum is a treasure of Spiritualist memorabilia, vintage newspapers and photographs, Precipitated Spirit Paintings, Spirit Slates and Séance Trumpets.
This is a one of a kind collection; researchers and writers from around the country frequent the archives.
Fox family Bible and Peddlers Trunk sign that hung above the original fox cottage before it burned in 1955 scale model of the Fox Cottage various photo’s of the cottage along with Flo Cottrel the “Rapping Medium” who tended the Fox Cottage when it was in Lily Dale.
Spirit Painting’s by the Campbell Brothers and Bangs Sisters Inspired Paintings, artwork and drawings from the 1940′s
Spirit Slates by the Campbell Brothers, PLOA Keeler, Fred Evans and various other mediums Woman Suffrage memorabilia- including Susan B. Anthony, [who appeared at Lily Dale 5 times]
1893? Photo of The National Organization of Suffrage official’s ribbons, pins, pamphlets and record books of the suffrage movement Asa Root diary.
Asa Root and his brother Albert were in the Civil War, from Bolivar NY. Asa kept a diary thru the 3 years he was in the war, died at Andersonville Prison Camp and his brother Albert brought the last diary book home for Elosia to transcribe (the previous 2 years were mailed by Asa from where ever he was at battle.)
Their sister Elosia came to live in Lily Dale and her twin daughters, Alice and Agnes lived here on North Street.
Camp programs from 1880-present year Spiritualist newspapers: Banner of Light 1887-91 Cassadagan The Sunflower 1900-05 Psychic Observer 1937-60’s Dale News Andrew Jackson Davis books magazines with Lily Dale news articles various notebooks of Spiritualist information and phenomena for research purposes 100 framed photo’s beginning with Kiantone, Leona and the DAV&P Railroad. Photos of Spiritualist mediums and Healers that have passed on much, much more memorabilia! Open daily July and August 11-4 other months by appointment.