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July 28th & 29th- Native American Dance & Music Festival

It's almost that time! Ganondagan’s Native American Dance & Music Festival gives you an up-close experience with traditional Iroquois Social Dancing, contemporary Native American musicians, Native American Arts Market, juried Hodinöhsö:ni' art show, storytelling, traditional artisan demonstrators, family discovery tent, food and much more!

Making their Ganondagan debut is Gary Farmer and The Troublemakers to shake things up with their rock blues sound! Gary Farmer (Cayuga) and the infamous Troublemakers, hailing from Santa Fe NM, bring show-stopping talent!

Admission free for Friends of Ganondagan members and children under two. Not-yet-member admission: $12/general; $10/seniors (62+); $7/students (18+) with ID; $5/children (3-17), available at the gate.

Our festival wouldn’t be possible without our dedicated volunteers! Interested in being a part of our volunteer team? Email jeanette@ganondagan.org for details. 

 

Hodinöhsö:ni’ Women: From the Time of Creation - New Exhibit!

The new Hodinöhsö:ni’ Women: From the Time of Creation exhibit shares the missing story of Native American women in United States history, their foundational role in equality for all women, and their continued contributions to society. Haudenosaunee women played and continue to play a significant cultural, historical and contemporary role within their community, and in the historical accomplishments of all women in the United States of America. 

Seneca Bark Longhouse Open for the Season

Open Tuesday- Sunday 10 AM- 4 PM

Our full size Seneca Bark Longhouse is open May 1st- October 31st. First opened in 1998 it is fully furnished to reflect a typical Seneca family from the late 1600's, complete with reproductions of 17th century Seneca object and colonial era trade goods.

June 30th- Charlie's Old Goat Run

Saturday, June 30th- 9AM

A community of cross country runners will gather again at Ganondagan State Historic Site to take on the demanding “Charlie’s Old Goat Run.” This challenging five-mile (plus or minus) trail race leads runners through hills, streams, rocky outcroppings, slippery mud boardwalks, forests, and lush meadows. It showcases the camaraderie and beauty of off-road running while giving back to the community. Part of the proceeds help maintain Ganondagan’s trails that are free and open to the public year round.

Click here for more information and race registration.

Tai Chi at the Seneca Art & Culture Center

Mondays 7:30 - 8:30 am, June 25 - September 3 (No class July 2)

Join instructor Bill O'Brien for Chen Pan Ling Tai Chi at the Seneca Art & Culture Center Auditorium.
Parking: In front of the building
Donation based class

 

Yoga by the Seneca Bark Longhouse

Thursdays - 7 pm,  June - September (Weather permitting)

Victor Yoga Studio at Ganondagan
Join Mandy for Yoga in Nature - Vinyasa Flow all levels

Class will be held in front of the Seneca Bark Longhouse
Park at the upper parking lot (old Visitors Center), County Road 41 near the corner of State Route 444

Please bring your own mat, water and bug spray
Donation based class

 

August 11th - Meteor Showers, Storytelling, and Song with Joanne Shenandoah

August 11, 6:30 - 9:30 pm 

Looking for a perfect way to end the summer season? – Join us for an evening with award-winning singer Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida, Wolf Clan).

Joanne will take center stage at the Seneca Art & Culture Center, sharing stories and song based on her 2018 audio book, “A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison,” This memorable evening also features the sale and signing of the audio book, “Sky & Star Storytelling” by Ganondagan interpreters, and star watching outside the Bark Longhouse—coinciding with the Perseid Meteor showers. Donation based admission; The evening begins in the Seneca Art & Culture Center auditorium.

Donation based event

September 22nd- Living History

10 AM- 4 PM

Immerse yourself in Haudenosaunee culture at Ganondagan! Come and see demonstrations, listen to traditional storytelling, and participate in activities. More details to come!

September 29 - Corn Husk Dolls & Outfit Workshop

Cornhusk dolls are traditionally made from the husks of Iroquois White Corn and were originally used as a teaching toy for children. Today, cornhusk dolls are works of art. Participants will make a cornhusk doll and outfit with basic beadwork. 

Workshop fee: $30, general public/ $25, current Friends of Ganondagan members
Suitable for ages 12 and older

Call 585-742-1690 to register
Pre-registration required - Class size limited

October 6th - Michelle Shenandoah and Neil Powless - Around the Table Conversations about Hodinöhsö:ni' Women

October 6, 1 - 3 pm

Join Michelle Shenandoah (Oneida) and Neil Powless (Onondaga) for a male/female discussion on  Hodinöhsö:ni' and Euro-American Women roles: spiritually, economic, social, and political. Conversations begin promptly at 1:30 pm. 

Cost: $10/general public, $8 current Friends of Ganondagan Members

October 6th-7th - Women of Ganondagan

Join us for a guided tour offered at the top of the hour from 10AM- 4PM. Your guide will be one of the Women of Ganondagan who will give a personal view of the new exhibit Hodinöhsö:ni’ Women: From the Time of Creation. Tour will include a viewing of Katsitsionni Fox’s short film Haudenosaunee Women & Women’s Suffragists: A Hidden History.

Free with admission to the Seneca Art & Culture Center

 Photo Credit: Alex Hamer

November 11th- Canandaigua Treaty Commemoration

The commemoration of the Canandaigua Treaty will take place on November 11 on the front lawn of the Ontario County Court House on Main Street in Canandaigua, New York. Please join us for a time of Peace and Friendship to commemorate a very important Treaty between the people of the United States of America and the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) people.  
This event is Free and open to the public