The Model Village ~ since 1859


      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.


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  Search Over 23,580,000 Old New York State Historical Newspaper Pages


Link to the Ontario County, New York

 History and Genealogy


Search for Historical Records and excerpts from History Books for Ontario Co., NY   

 including, Biographies, town histories, newspaper articles,  cemetery lists & much more!!!


Virtual Tour of Foster Cottage Museum
enjoy our virtual tour of some of the rooms at foster cottage

The Clifton Springs Historical Society presents a NEW BOOK - CLIFTON SPRINGS THROUGH THE YEARS

A History of the Village of Clifton Springs - By James Conners & Frederick Gifford


- To see an enlargement of front cover click here-    -To read an excerpt from the book click here-

-For order form please click here-



Historical TimeLine 



The Clifton Springs Historical Society



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"Dr. Henry Foster's Spirit Lives On"

By Jim Conners, Village Historian



Dr. Henry Foster's Mission Statement



VFW Post 44 Monument Project.


Online Exhibits 

Healing with Mineral Water

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



"The Clifton Springs Sanitarium Company"

Bath Treatments



Prehistoric Iroquois Settlement
Excavation at the Clifton Springs Site.







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