Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Caroline Parker, Susan B. Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage pictured together with Women's Nomination wampum belt in background. Text reads: Ganondagan, Her Story/Our Story, Saturday & Sunday, May 16th & 17th

May 16th & 17th; HERstory/Our Story Weekend

Saturday & Sunday; May 16th & 17th

Donations are welcome for this FREE commemorative event celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the contribution of Hodinöhsö:ni’ women to the women's suffrage movement.

Text reads: National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, Votercade 2020, On the road to

Saturday, May 16th; 11:30 AM- 4 PM

Join us at Ganondagan to celebrate Haudenosaunee women and the women’s suffrage movement for HERstory/Our Story Weekend. Our program begins with Table Talk & Tea: “Women Voted Here Before Columbus” led by author and Executive Director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation; Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner. Then join us at the front plaza for Votercade 2020, celebrating Susan B. Anthony’s 200th birthday and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Our afternoon culminates celebrating indigenous women’s voices with a performance by the Akwesasne Women Singers. While you are here, be sure to visit the Hodinöhsö:ni’ Women: From the Time of Creation exhibit, which examines the many ways in which Hodinöhsö:ni’ women have acted as positive forces in our world. 

Free admission, donations welcome for this event.

Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner posing with books that she has written or contributed to, behind of antique desk belonging to Matilda Joslyn Gage

Table Talk & Tea: "Women Voted Here Before Columbus"

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Join us for a talk by Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner about Hodinöhsö:ni’ (Haudenosaunee/Iroquois) women's influence on the Women's Suffrage movement as well as a comparison in the lives and rights of indigenous women in comparison to the rights of European American women. Woodland inspired ice cream paired with roasted Iroquois White Corn cookies will be available with a variety of herbal teas and coffee.

Text reads: National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, Votercade 2020, On the road to

Votercade Activities

1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Votercade 2020 activities will begin outside at the Seneca Art & Culture Center plaza with the arrival of the motorcade, and kicks off with reenactments, speeches, and voting activities. There will also be a brief performance by the Akwesasne Women Singers on the plaza at 2:30 PM and book signing by Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner in the Seneca Art & Culture Center lobby from 2:45 PM- 3:30 PM. Votercade welcome, voting activity, and additional monologues will begin again at 3:30 PM.

To learn more about the Votercade 2020 celebration please visit:

Akwesasne Women Singers wearing traditional Haudenosaunee regalia standing in a grass field at Ganondagan

Akwesasne Women Singers Performance

4:00 PM- 4:30 PM

Join us in the Seneca Art & Culture Center auditorium for a half hour long performance by the Akwesasne Traditional Women Singers! 

Picture featuring portion of the Haudenosaunee Women exhibit featuring a Haudenosaunee dress and a 19th century European American dress. Dresses are displayed in front of the text for the

Other Activities

11:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Vendors from affiliated sites, food sales, art projects and more! Throughout the day there will be many activities to see and participate in. While you are here be sure to stop and see the  Hodinöhsö:ni’ Women: From the Time of Creation exhibit in the Seneca Art & Culture Center gallery, and learn about the roles of Hodinöhsö:ni’ women and their contributions in the past as well as continuing in the present. Interpreters will be available in the gallery to answer any questions you have.

Text reads: Ganondagan Her Story Our Story, Sunday, May 17th.

Sunday, May 17th; 2 PM-4 PM

Our HERstory/Our Story weekend continues with Katsitsionni Fox film “Without a Whisper

"Through the unlikely friendship of two women, Dr. Sally Roesh Wagner and Mohawk Clan Mother Louise Wakrakatste Herne, we examine the hidden history of the profound influence of Haudenosaunee women on the beginning of the women’s rights movement in the United States in the early 1800s.

European colonial women lacked even the basic rights, while Haudenosaunee women had authority in all aspects of their life. The intersection of the early suffragists had with Haudenosaunee women had profound effects that are taken for granted today.  In these turbulent times we live in the wisdom of Native women is being called on once again."

The film showing will include a discussion by the film maker, Katsitsionni Fox (Mohawk); Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner; and Bear Clan Mother, Louise McDonald Herne (Mohawk). Donations welcome for this event!

*Free admission on Sunday does not include admission into the Seneca Art & Culture gallery, or Iroquois Creation film.