2017 Symposium on Woodland Indian Material Culture & Art

Friday, October 20th & Saturday, October 21st 

“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”


Symposium Speakers

Keynote Speaker:

Jolene Rickard- Director of the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program, Cornell University


Michael Galban- Curator, Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan

Alan Gutchess- Director of the Fort Pitt Museum, Heinz History Center

Kurt Jordan- Author of "The Seneca Restoration 1715-1754", Cornell University

Mindy Magyar- Professor, College of Imaging Arts & Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology

Scott Manning Stevens- Director of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Program, Syracuse University

Dr. Nikolaus Stolle- Author of "Talking Beads- the History of Wampum"

Event Registration

Register now!

Register online by pressing the link or call and register by phone at (585)742-1690

Early Bird Registration $80.00 until 9/30/17

Early Bird Member* Registration $70.00 until 9/30/17

Regular Registration $100.00

Regular Member* Registration $90.00 


Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday 10/21/17

*Members who did not receive a promotional code please call (585)742-1690


Friday October 20th
4:00 PM   Registration opens
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM   Light Refreshments 
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM   Welcome & keynote speaker – Jolene Rickard (Cornell University)
Saturday October 21st 
8:30 AM   Registration opens
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM   Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM   Welcome & Opening Address 
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM   Kurt Jordan (Cornell University)
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM   Michael Galban (Seneca Art & Culture Center)
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM   Morning Break
11:30 AM– 12:30 PM   Scott Stevens (Syracuse University)
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM   Lunch & opportunity to visit the Bark Longhouse, Gallery, Gift Shop, or see the Iroquois Creation Story Film
1:15 PM– 2:15 PM   Alan Gutchess (Fort Pitt Museum)
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM   Mindy Magyar (RIT) 
3:15 PM -3:30 PM   Afternoon Break
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM   Nikolaus Stolle (Author)

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