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6/1 - September, Outdoor Yoga at Ganondagan - Donation Class

7 pm, Thursdays - June 1- September 2017 (weather dependent) 
Victor Yoga Studio - Donation Class (Proceeds to Friends of Ganondagan)
Park at lower parking lot on State Route. 444 (Victor - Holcomb Road), across from Silverton Glenn
 
Please check Victor Yoga Studio to confirm schedule
 

Seneca Junior Olympics- Rescheduled for 9/23

11 AM & 2 PM

Come to Ganondagan and compete in a Seneca Pentathlon! All kids ages 9-16 yrs of age can try their hand in five events: Archery, Atlatl throw, Javelin, Lacrosse relay, and Tumpline race. No previous experience is required:

  • Archery – competitors will use the standard accuracy target and wooden longbows for points
  • Atlatl throw – athletes will use this ancient spear-throwing tool for accuracy
  • Javelin – competitors will try their hand at hitting a rolling target for points
  • Lacrosse relay – participants will learn to cradle and throw the ball in a timed relay
  • Tumpline race – competitors will race the clock with a small bundle of furs (10lbs max) carried by tumpline from the forehead.

Register at Main Admission Gate. at least 15 minutes prior to session. 25 participant limit per session. 

9/23/17 Living History: Gifts of the Haudenosaunee

10 am- 4 pm

Immerse yourself in the rich gifts of Haudenosaunee culture, heritage, and traditions including:

  • Demonstrations of open-pit pottery firing and basketmaking
  • Traditional cornbread and venison stew-making with free samples
  • Iroquois Social Dancing (12 noon and 3 pm)
  • Kids 9-16 can participate in Seneca Jr. Olympics: a pentathlon of archery, atlatl throw, javelin, lacrosse relay and tumpline race
     

10/5/17 Ganonda-JAM: Open Mic Night

6:30 pm - 9 pm
Free and open to the public.
 PA & Microphones are provided, musicians should be prepared to play 3-5 songs. Family-friendly atmosphere, and supportive, listening audience.
Seneca Art & Culture Center Auditorium

10/7-10/8 Path Through History: Seneca Cornbread Wheels

10 pm-2 pm

Join us for New York State's Path Through History! Enjoy a guided walk along the Trail of Peace and visit the Longhouse to sample traditional boiled corn bread cooked over the fire. 
Free for members and Free with Museum admission for non-members- Please note that this is a different time than what was printed on our program rack card.
Meet at the Seneca Art & Culture Center

10/13/17 Scary Tales in the Bark Longhouse

6 pm -7:30 pm

Friday the 13th is no match for Ganondagan’s storytellers, who will weave not-too-scary stories for families with kids eight and older. The event is free and open to the public,donations accepted, cider and doughnuts will be available for purchase. Location is Seneca Bark Longhouse.

Meet at the Seneca Art & Culture Center.

10/20-10/21 Symposium on Eastern Woodland Material & Art

“Our goal is to promote the appreciation of, and to facilitate better understanding of woodland Indian art and material culture; both in a historic context as well as a modern cultural tradition”

Speakers for this event will include:

  • Jolene Rickard – Director of the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program - Cornell University
  • Michael Galban – Curator Seneca Art & Culture Center
  • Alan Gutchess – Director of the Fort Pitt Museum – Heinz History Center
  • Kurt Jordan – Cornell University - Author of “The Seneca Restoration 1715- 1754”
  • Mindy Magyar – Professor - College of Imaging Arts & Sciences - Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Scott Stevens- Director of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Program - Syracuse University
  • Nicholas Stolle – Author of “Talking Beads – the History of Wampum”

Please go to event page for more information and registration

10/31/17 Last Day to Visit the Bark Longhouse for the Season

Today is the last day to visit the bark longhouse, it will open again May 1, 2018.

11/11/17 Canandaigua Treaty Day Commemoration

Come join us in Canandaigua as we commemorate the Canadaigua Treaty of 1794 which established a relationship of peace and friendship between the Haudenosaunee and the United States. Please see see our event page for more details. Free and open to the public.

11/12/17 The Good Hunter

1 pm- 3pm

Come to Ganondagan and learn Seneca hunting skills! Students ages 8-16 are welcome to come and learn about Seneca hunting equipment, practice archery, learn some animal tracking skills, and fire building! Adult supervision is required. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Check back for more details on this fun program! 

Meet at the Seneca Art & Culture Center

12/2/17 Storytelling & Traditional Arts of the Haudenosaunee

10 am - 4 pm

Come join us for storytelling, music, children's activities and Native American art and crafts to purchase! More details to come, please check back!

Seneca Art & Culture Center

12/9/17 Living in Balance Film Series: "Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation"

Come to Ganondagan and see the film that has critics raving. The documentary follows the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse team during the 2015 World Box Lacrosse Championship in which culture, sovereignty, and sports interwove for this historic event. After the film stay and listen to the Executive Director of the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team, Ansley Jemison (Seneca Nation/Wolf Clan) , speak of his experiences with the team and Haudenosaunee sovereignty. While you are here be sure to visit the Iroquois Nationals exhibit in the Seneca Art & Culture gallery!

Seneca Art & Culture Center