Ganondagan Living History. September 25th, 2021; Images of Haudenosaunee men and women in 17th century clothingImage Credit: Kevin Vickers

Experience Hodinöhsö:ni’ History, Culture, and Traditions

September 25th, 2021; 10 AM - 4 PM

Ganondagan’s annual Living History event is a popular day for visitors to immerse themselves in all various aspects of the living culture of the Hodinöhsö:ni’ people. Hodinöhsö:ni’ History, Culture and Traditions features 18th century reenactors, hands-on demonstrations of finger weaving and cornhusk doll making, traditional cooking demonstrations of cornbread wheels, Iroquois Social Dancing, games, and more!


Admission is Donation Based – Suggested Donation $5 per person/$10 per family


This event is sponsored by the Rochester Area Community Foundation, with special thanks to Fairport PTA

Guided tour of SACC Gallery

Interpretive Tour of Exhibits in Gallery

10 AM, 11 AM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM

Enjoy a guided interpretive tour of the exhibits in the Seneca Art & Culture Center Gallery. Our knowledgeable Cultural Interpreters will give lead your group through some of the exhibits giving you the opportunity to get a better understanding of the exhibits and ask questions.

Traditional Arts Demonstrations

10 AM- 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM  Cornhusk Doll Demonstration with Samantha Jacobs (Seneca)

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

Come and see traditional artisans demonstrate centuries old art forms for the public to see. Demonstrations will take place near the Bark Longhouse.

Group of men and women wearing Haudenosaunee regalia

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!

Traditional Games

Kids are welcome and encouraged to try their hand at traditional games! All games are located in the field adjacent to the SACC.

10 AM- 12 PM, 1 PM- 3:30 PM: Hoop & Javelin

A challenging game in which players try to throw their javelin through a moving target (the hoop).

Site Map

Map of grounds for 2020 Living History event


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