Ganondagan Living History. September 25th, 2021. Image of three Native American women wearing 17th century clothing

9/25 Living History- Hodinöhsö:ni’ History, Culture, and Traditions

Saturday, September 25th; 10 AM- 4 PM

Ganondagan’s annual Living History event is a popular day for visitors to immerse themselves in all various aspects of the living culture of the Hodinöhsö:ni’ people. Hodinöhsö:ni’ History, Culture and Traditions features reenactors, hands-on demonstrations of traditional arts and food practices, Iroquois Social Dancing, games, and more! For schedule and more information go to event page: Living History | Ganondagan

Image of a bird designed from porcupine quills stiched on leather. Text reads: Ganondagan 2021 Hodinohso:ni' Art Show,

10/20- Hodinöhsö:ni’ Juried Art Show Applications Due

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Ganondagan is now accepting submissions for our fifth Hodinöhsö:ni’ Juried Art Show which will be on exhibit Saturday, November 20th, 2021.

We are calling for Haudenosaunee artists in the six divisions of: Beadwork, Basketry, Traditional Arts, Fine Art 2D, Fine Art Sculpture, and Photography to enter up to three pieces of new work for consideration in the show. (First Place - $1,250; Second Place - $750; Third Place - $400; Best in Show - $2,500). Each artist may submit up to three pieces of their own work for the show. For rules and application please visit the event page: Hodinöhsö:ni’ Art Show | Ganondagan

Earth Altars coming June 26- tree of peace made of hands

6/26 Ganondagan's Earth Altar Project

Starting Saturday, June 26th

Ganondagan’s Earth Altar Project is designed to help build bridges between diverse communities and individuals in the Greater Rochester area by honoring life, death, sorrow, healing, and celebration. 2020 was a year unlike any other. Our hope is that Ganondagan's Earth Altar Project will provide safe spaces for us to connect, understand and process our individual and shared experiences, reflecting on the hurdles we’ve overcome, celebrating the joy, and looking forward to the possibilities of a better future.

Ganondagan’s Earth Altar Project will feature 6 altars created by Haudenosaunee artists and naturalists. Altars will be on the trails at Ganondagan State Historic Site and locations will be shared via social media, (and on our website). 6 - 8 satellite (locations) altars around the city of Rochester and individual community altars on a shared social media page. Earth Altars throughout the city of Rochester will be created by those from the Black, Indigenous, Latinx, LGBTQ, Disabled, and Refugee communities, to name but a few. For more information please visit the Earth Altar Project event page.

Yoga at Ganondagan- Vinyassa on the Grasslands

Wednesday's and Thursday's at 6 PM & Friday's at 9:30 AM

Register through Victor Yoga Studio -

Weather permitting and done on the Grasslands at Ganondagan State Historic Site. 

Park across from Silverton Glen off of Maple (444) in Victor and follow the Yoga signs. Bring a blanket and/or yoga mat. 

Cartoon image of diverse people doing Tai Chi in front of bark longhouse

Tai Chi and Qi gong - Series

Tuesdays: 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/23, 12/7, 12/21, 1/4/2022 and 1/18/2022

11 AM-11:45 AM

The ancient practices of Tai Chi and Qi gong combine slow, deliberate movements, meditation, and breathing exercises bringing relaxation, peace and balance to mind, body and spirit and can also send that same energy out in all directions to all beings. Join us for a series of classes that introduces people to the first several movements of a Yang-style form. 

Regular practice can develop inspiration, confidence and self-awareness, promote healthy breathing, improve vitality and cultivate harmony with Nature!

Instructor: Master Kathleen M. Gill, Ph.D. is a retired clinical psychologist with forty years of experience in stress management and health promotion. She was granted the title in 2014 by her Grandmaster William C. C. Chen. She tells her clients and students that the best method of relaxation is the one you practice every day - and taiji quan (Tai Chi) and qigong is that method for her.

Location: The class takes place in the back of the Seneca Art & Culture Center up the stairs/right in front of the Earth Altar

Inclement Weather Location: Inside, in the Seneca Art & Culture Center Auditorium (Meet outside at the Front Door and wait to be let in, as the Seneca Art & Culture Center isn’t open to the public on Tuesdays. If you are late and can't enter with the group please call the SACC front desk at 924-5848 to be let in)

Cost: Donation Based (suggested $5-$15) in support of Friends of Ganondagan

Participants should wear comfortable clothing and shoes


PLEASE NOTE - A sign is always posted on the front door of the Seneca Art & Culture Center to indicate whether the class will be inside or outside, and it will include a phone number to call to be let in (as the Seneca Art & Culture Center is not open for visitors on Tuesdays).