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Ganondagan

Educational Outreach Programs

Can’t make it to Ganondagan? Or are you looking for additional enrichment programming? We can help!
Our interpreters will come to you and present a program for your group, or virtually through Skype or Zoom!

For bookings please contact: 
Kerri Ingham

Phone: (585) 924-5848
Email: kerri.ingham@parks.ny.gov 

Mileage is charged for distances over 25 miles

Life of the Seneca

This presentation will cover the formation of the Haudenosaunee Culture, specifically the Senecas at Ganondagan. It will include the importance of the construction of the Bark Longhouse. Everyday life in the Bark Longhouse of the 1600's will be explained.

Interpreters may share a variety of items from the Bark Longhouse such as furs, felt hats, bone tools, cornhusk items, wooden bowls and spoons with the clan symbols and trade items.

Fee: $150 per classroom of 25 students

Classtime: 45 minutes

Virtual Tour

Too far away to come here yourself? You can take a guided virtual tour with one of Ganondagan's interpretive staff! We will give you an up close look at some of our historical reproductions then take you on a tour in the gallery. We can connect with you on either Skype or Zoom.

Fee: 
$50 - November thru April (
(per classroom/25 students)
$100 - May thru October (per classroom/25 students)


Class time: 45 minutes

Hodinohso:ni’ Women

Did you know that Hodinohso:ni’ women had selected their chiefs for centuries before American women won the right to vote?  Learn about this and more when you take a virtual tour of our women’s exhibit.

Fee:  $50/Nov-April; $100/May-Oct

Time:  45 minutes

The Storytellers Circle

Find out for yourself how the power of stories can educate and excite learners of all ages. Traditional stories not only entertain but teach important lessons to their listeners. Take this opportunity to have our Native American Interpreters tell stories to your class or group. 

 

Fee: $125.00 per classroom of 25 students

Classtime: 45 minutes

Uses of the Whitetail Deer

Learn the importance of the white tail deer to the Hodinöhsö:ni’ peoples from a valuable source of food to unique and clever tools created from the bones. The furs used as a wrap to keep you warm in cold weather and a blanket for your bed, to beautiful tanned clothing and moccasins.

Learn the value of the antlers, hoofs, eyes, brains, internal organs, etc.

The Interpreter will bring numerous examples of the varied uses of the deer.

Fee: $150 per classroom of 25 students

Classtime: 45 minutes

Cornhusk Doll Workshop

This workshop will present the importance of corn to the Seneca people and its many uses.

The instructor will bring many different examples of cornhusk items to the classroom.

Your class will hear the story of The No Face Cornhusk Doll and construct their own individual doll.

Fee: $175 per classroom of 25 students

Classtime: 90 minutes

A Bag of Stories Workshop

A perfect workshop for Kindergarten through 1st grade. Students will make their own felt storyteller's pouch and have a memento to put inside it to remind them of the stories that they heard that day.

Fee: $175 per classroom of 25 students

Class time: 45 minutes

Professional Development for Educators

Presented by The First Voice Interpreters of Ganondagan

The First Voice Interpreters will help educators better understand Seneca life and the meaning of stories of the Hodinöhsö:ni’ through in-service programs.

Onöndowa’ga:’ : People of the Great Hill

This workshop will give educators a deeper understanding of the Hodinöhsö:ni’ Confederacy and the formation of the Six Nation's League of the Iroquois.

Clan systems, social life, stereotypes and current issues will be discussed.

Submit a list of questions from educators prior to the workshop to make the two hours meaningful and useful.

Fee: $250.00 per classroom of 25 educators

Classtime: 2 hours