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

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. 

May 1st- Seneca Bark Longhouse opens 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 16th & 17th- Path Through History: 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

Chen Pan Ling Tai Chi at the Seneca Art & Culture Center

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

Join Bill O'Brien for Chen Pan Ling Tai Chi at the Seneca Art & Culture Center Auditorium.


 

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

 

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.

July 28 & 29- Native American Dance & Music Festival

Nowhere else in the area can you experience the incredible diversity of our living Native American culture.

Experience traditional Iroquois Social Dancing, contemporary Native American musicians, Native American Arts Market, Juried Hodinöhsö:ni' Art Show, Storytelling, Demonstrators, Family Discovery Tent, food and much more!

Featuring Gary Farmer and The Troublemakers shaking things up with their rock blues sound since 2005. 

 

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

August 11, 6:30 - 9:30 pm 

The evening will start in the Seneca Art & Culture Center Auditorium with a performance and book signing by Joanne Shenandoah. Legends from Long Ago relating to the sky will follow, outside the Seneca Bark Longhouse. 

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 with 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 is $30 for general public and $25 for current Friends of Ganondagan members. 

Suitable for ages 12 and older. 

Pre-registration required - class size is limited

Call 585-742-1690 to register

 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