Welcome to The Clifton Springs Historical Society

The Clifton Springs Historical Society was formed to inspire community memory on both personal and scholarly levels by preserving and sharing the story of Clifton Spring's Village , its people and the early Water Cure, which caused it to grow and expand. Our Mission is to collect and display items of our history in order to promote a better understanding of our area for present and future generations. We plan on fulfilling this mission by maintaining a strong historical society so that with a central museum and active website this history may be available on a regular basis to the general public. By gathering and preserving significant artifacts, documents and photographs we may thereby provide a reservoir of information to help illustrate that history.

The Foster Cottage Museum and Our Historical Society is committed to conducting ourselves in the highest level of professional and ethical standards. We will strive for excellence in service and, to the best of our abilities, help, aid and assist people in their research of that rich history. By these efforts we hope to show our dedication to our democratic way of life and its expression in this community, the state and nation. Thus may we help promote a better appreciation of our American heritage.


November 6, 2014


Learn about the history of the Tiffany Mosaic in the Spa Apartments Chapel…
November 6, 2014

"Dr. Henry Foster's Spirit Lives On"

By Jim Conners, Village Historian

We know that Dr. Foster's spirit lives on in the Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic, and now his spirit can live on in each of our lives. It is truly amazing how things come together, for some they may be called coincidences but for many they are called God-incidences, and here is one of them.
November 6, 2014

Healing with Mineral Water

By Les Moore, ND, MSOM, L.Ac, Naturopathic Doctor, Licensed Acupuncturist

With more mineral springs than any other state in the Union, New York is abundantly rich in providing healing waters. Mineral springs have been used for healing for centuries. Just about all cultures have had large traditions of healing springs, and Europe and Asia still continue with their healing tradition today. America is...
November 6, 2014

The Veterans of VFW Post 44 need your help.

The members of VFW Post 44 have a vision and we need your help in making our vision a reality. Our current veteran's monument on the corner of Teft Ave. and Main Street has stood for generations as a solemn remembrance of the service of our nations Veterans. Unfortunately time has taken its toll on this symbol of sacrifice. Our Village crews have done a tremendous job keeping this cherished parcel in good repair; however the reality of Mother Nature’s wrath is starting to show. It is time for us to rebuild, to pass to our children this symbol of the true cost of freedom...