August 30, 2023

New Podcast Available Now: The Fox Sisters and the "Great American Hoax"

A New York Minute in History

For our season finale, Devin and Lauren tell the story of the Fox sisters, who rose to fame as early practitioners of modern spiritualism in the 19th Century. Margaretta and Catherine Fox were able to convince many people that they could commune with the dead, though they later admitted to making their stories up. Despite this, their form of “rapping” spiritualism exploded across the nation and beyond.  

Marker of Focus: The Fox Sisters, Newark, Wayne County

Guests: Tracy Murphy, executive director of the Historic Palmyra Museums; and David Stiles, former resident of the Newark-Arcadia Historical Society Read more...