Lily Dale Woman’s Day Event Committee To Present At Marvin Community House

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JAMESTOWN – The Marvin Community House will serve as the location for a luncheon and presentation about a women’s right documentary that will soon be released.

Pastor Celeste Elliott and Joanne Polizzi Mansfield will be speaking about how women’s rights and spiritualism became intertwined in Lily Dale.

They will be giving background information on “The Spirit Rooms of Lily Dale,” a theatrical film documentary that educates viewers on the history of women’s rights, the burned over district, the rise of the Spiritualist movement, and the Lily Dale Assembly. 

The film features the Fox Sisters, Susan B. Anthony, and Mae West. It was curated after five years of research.

According to sources, Chautauqua County was highly involved in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, Woman’s Christian Temperance Movement, and Abolitionist Movement. The documentary will provide some notes about Chautauqua County’s value in shaping these movements.

The event will take place on July 15 at 12 p.m. Tickets are $20 for the general public and $17 for Marvin House members. To reserve your spot, contact Marvin House at 488-6206 or


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