Ganondagan Creative Aging through Haudenosaunee Art & Culture

10/7 Creative Aging through Haudenosaunee Arts & Culture

Friday, October 7th, 2022 | 10 AM - 4 PM

Register today for this FREE art enrichment program based on Haudenosaunee culture for seniors!
Learn about the importance of corn in the "The Gift of Corn" creative workshop with Ronnie Reitter (Seneca, Wolf Clan) which includes creating your own cornhusk doll; and the importance of considering the seventh generation in the "Envisioning the Seventh Generation" creative workshop with Lauren Jimerson (Seneca, Heron Clan). Enjoy a free lunch that features Ganondagan's White Corn. 
Registration is required. Register at:
(Maximum of 30 attendees, ages 62+)
This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and by a grant provided by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies in partnership with Aroha Philanthropies and supported by Lifetime Arts.

Bark Longhouse at Ganondagan

10/29 Bark Longhouse closes for the season

May- October Bark Longhouse is open for the season

Our full-size, Seneca Bark Longhouse (1998) is fully furnished to reflect a typical Seneca family from the late 1600’s, complete with reproductions of 17th century Seneca objects and colonial-era trade goods. Admission into the Bark Longhouse is included in our Summer admission fees.

Hiawatha wampum belt, George Washington wampum belt, along with a pipe, and ax, old images, and a finger woven sash

11/11- Canandaigua Treaty Commemoration

The annual commemoration serves to “polish the chain of peace and friendship” between the Hodinöhsö:ni’ (Six Nations Confederacy) and the United States. The treaty was signed in 1794 by Colonel Timothy Pickering—official agent of President George Washington—and sachems from the Six Nations Grand Council, and signified peace between the two and recognized the sovereignty of the other as distinct nations to govern and set their own laws. More details to come.

Marissa Corwin headshot with event name and date

11/12 “Haudenosaunee Representation in Elementary Education: Precedents and Possibilities” - Presented by Marissa Corwin Manitowabi (Seneca)

Saturday, November 12th,2022 | 2 PM

Educator Marissa Corwin Manitowabi (Seneca) will describe approaches in teaching Haudenosaunee history and culture in elementary schools in New York State. She will share best current practices for teaching about indigenous peoples. If you are a parent, a teacher, or a citizen who is concerned about carrying out ideals of respect for all people in our schools, you will not want to miss this program.
Free & open to the public (admission is required to enter the Seneca Art & Culture Center gallery & orientation theater)
Co-sponsored by the 1816 Meetinghouse and Ganondagan. This program is made possible by grant support from Humanities New York.
Photo credit: Laticia McNaughton

Ganondagan Native American Winter Arts Festival. Saturday, December 3rd, 2022

12/3 Native American Winter Arts Festival & Hodinöhsö:ni’ Art Show 

On Saturday, December 3rd, experience Haudenosaunee culture while shopping for that one-of-a-kind holiday gift. More details to come!

5/2-10/28 Yoga at Ganondagan with Allison

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

This donation based class happens when weather permits and is located at the Grasslands at Ganondagan State Historic Site. 

Park across from Silverton Glen off of Maple (444) in Victor and follow the Yoga signs. Bring a blanket and/or yoga mat.


Vinyasa on the Grasslands at Ganondagan

Wednesdays 6:00 PM, Thursdays 9:30 AM & 6:00 PM

Join Victor Yoga Studio in the Circle area on the Grasslands — you can park across from Silverton Glen (townhouses) off of Maple Ave (444) and follow the sign. We will move, flow, and stretch.  Rain date will be the following week.

Sign up through Victor Yoga Studio 

UPDATE 8/1/8/22: Time changed to 6 PM instead of 6:30 PM as our days are getting shorter




Cartoon image of diverse people doing Tai Chi in front of bark longhouse

Tai Chi and Qi gong - Series

Tuesdays:  Sept. 27th, Oct. 11th & 25th, Nov. 8th & 22nd

11 AM-11:45 AM

The ancient practices of Tai Chi and Qi gong combine slow, deliberate movements, meditation, and breathing exercises bringing relaxation, peace and balance to mind, body and spirit and can also send that same energy out in all directions to all beings. Join us for a series of classes that introduces people to the first several movements of a Yang-style form. 

Regular practice can develop inspiration, confidence and self-awareness, promote healthy breathing, improve vitality and cultivate harmony with Nature!

Instructor: Master Kathleen M. Gill, Ph.D. is a retired clinical psychologist with forty years of experience in stress management and health promotion. She was granted the title in 2014 by her Grandmaster William C. C. Chen. She tells her clients and students that the best method of relaxation is the one you practice every day - and taiji quan (Tai Chi) and qigong is that method for her.

Location: The class takes place in the back of the Seneca Art & Culture Center up the stairs/right in front of the Earth Altar

Inclement Weather Location: Inside, in the Seneca Art & Culture Center Auditorium (Meet outside at the Front Door and wait to be let in, as the Seneca Art & Culture Center isn’t open to the public on Tuesdays. If you are late and can't enter with the group please call the SACC front desk at 924-5848 to be let in)

Cost: Donation Based (suggested $5-$15) in support of Friends of Ganondagan

Participants should wear comfortable clothing and shoes


PLEASE NOTE - A sign is always posted on the front door of the Seneca Art & Culture Center to indicate whether the class will be inside or outside, and it will include a phone number to call to be let in (as the Seneca Art & Culture Center is not open for visitors on Tuesdays).