Image Credit: Kevin Vickers and Robert Griffing

Experience Hodinöhsö:ni’ Healthy Roots, Culture, and Traditions

September 22, 2018 - 10 AM - 4 PM

Immerse yourself in the rich gifts of Hodinöhsö:ni’ culture, heritage, and traditions including:

  • Demonstrations of finger weaving and porcupine quill work
  • Traditional Hodinöhsö:ni’ cooking demonstrations with free samples
  • Reenactors in the Bark Longhouse
  • Iroquois Social Dancing 
  • Guided Trail Walks    
  • Kids can try their hand at archery and hoop and javelin

Special book signing by painter Robert Griffing and author Michael Galban. Native re-enactors featured in Griffings’ paintings will be present.

Admission is $8/adults; $5/members, seniors, and students with ID; and free for children five and younger. Admission includes all activities, the Seneca Art & Culture Center exhibits, film, and gift shop, tour of the Seneca Bark Longhouse, and guided trail walks.


Book Signing with Robert Griffing

10 AM- 4 PM

Robert Griffing will be showing his work and available for book signing! Ganondagan's own, Michael Galban, who authored the text in the book will be available for book signing throughout the day. While you are here some of the Native reenactors depicted in Griffing's painting will be on site.

"Mary Jemison, White Woman of the Genesee" Talk

10:30 AM & 3:15 PM

This brief talk will be conducted by our Site Manager and descendent of Mary Jemison, Peter Jemison (Seneca). After the talk Peter will be conducting a tour of the new Hodinöhsö:ni’ Women: From the Time of Creation exhibit. 

Image: The Adoption of Mary Jemison by Robert Griffing

Sample Traditional Foods

11 AM- 2 PM

Come and see cooking demonstrations for Iroquois White Corn dumplings and Venison stew. Free samples available for the public!

Traditional Arts Demonstrations

10 AM- 12 PM, 1 PM - 3:30 PM  Porcupine Quill Work Demonstration with Jamie Jacobs (Tonawanda Seneca)

10 AM - 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM- 3:30 PM Finger Weaving Making Demonstrations with Marilyn Hill (Tuscarora)

Come and see traditional artisans demonstrate centuries old art forms for the public to see.

Iroquois Social Dancing

11:30 AM & 2:30 PM

Come inside the Seneca Art & Culture Center and see Iroquois Social Dancing performed in the Auditorium!

Admission Prices

Current Friends of Ganondagan Members$5
Seniors (62+)$5
Students (6 - 18 years)$5
Children (5 or younger)Free


Parking is on-site. Handicapped parking is available at the Seneca Art & Culture Center.

This event was made possible with the generous support of the Rochester Area Community Foundation