September 22nd- Living History

10 AM- 4 PM

Experience the living culture of the Hodinöhsö:ni’. Featuring re-enactors, demonstrations, hands-on activities, food tastings, traditional arts, Iroquois Social dancing, games, and more.

Highlights include:

  • Iroquois Social Dancing
  • Native American re-enactors
  • Traditional Arts Demonstrations including, finger weaving and porcupine quill work
  • Indigenous cooking with free tastings
  • Peter Jemison talk, “Mary Jemison, White Woman of the Genesee”
  • Games including, archery and hoop and javelin
  • Food available for purchase

Plus, a special book and print signing by painter Robert Griffing and Native reenactors featured in Griffing’s paintings.

Admission: $8/adults; $5/members, seniors, and students with ID; and free for children five and younger.

Admission includes all activities, Seneca Art & Culture Center exhibits, film,  Seneca Bark Longhouse, and guided trail walks. 

Go to event page for more details

SOLD OUT - September 29 - Corn Husk Dolls & Outfit Workshop

10 am - 3 pm

Cornhusk dolls are traditionally made from the husks of Iroquois White Corn and were originally used as a teaching toy for children. Today, cornhusk dolls are works of art. Participants will make a cornhusk doll and outfit with basic beadwork. 

Workshop fee: $30, general public/ $25, current Friends of Ganondagan members
Suitable for ages 12 and older

Call 585-742-1690 to register
Pre-registration required - Class size limited

October 6th - Michelle Shenandoah and Neal Powless - Around the Table Conversations about Hodinöhsö:ni' Women

1 - 3 pm

Join Michelle Schenandoah (Oneida/Wolf Clan) and Neal Powless (Onondaga/Eel Clan) for a male/female discussion on the Haudenosaunee and Euro-American Women roles: spiritual, economic, social and political.

The two will have an open discussion on the spiritual, economic, social and political roles of Hodinöhsö:ni' and Euro-American Women from both a male and female perspective. A deeper understanding will be gained of the roles and responsibilities Hodinöhsö:ni’ women had historically and continue to have, and will expand on their important and collaborative relationship with men. Additionally, attendees will begin to understand the complexities contemporary Hodinöhsö:ni’ women face as they make a powerful difference within their cultural community and at the same time, make an impact on the community at large. Audience members will be a part of the discussion, having the ability to ask questions and engage in meaningful conversation with the speakers.

An Iroquois White Corn tasting will follow the discussion. Iroquois White Corn, a culturally significant, heirloom food, was once a sustaining food of the Seneca and Hodinöhsö:ni’ and was grown in abundance at Ganondagan, a vibrant agricultural community, until the late 17th century.


Cost: $8 general public/$5 Friends of Ganondagan members

October 6th-7th - Women of Ganondagan

Join us for a guided tour offered at the top of the hour from 10AM- 4PM. Your guide will be one of the Women of Ganondagan who will give a personal view of the new exhibit Hodinöhsö:ni’ Women: From the Time of Creation. Tour will include a viewing of Katsitsionni Fox’s short film Haudenosaunee Women & Women’s Suffragists: A Hidden History.

Free with admission to the Seneca Art & Culture Center

Saturday, October 20th - Traditional Arts Cradleboard Making Demonstrations

10 am - 3 pm 

Cradleboards are a protective baby-carrier used in the first few months of an infant's life. Babe and Carla Hemlock are an Kahnawake Mohawk husband-and-wife artistic team creating some of the most beautiful and elaborate cradleboards throughout Haudenosaunee territory. Babe is the woodcarver and painter, and Carla creates the textiles that cover the cradleboards
Location: SACC, classroom 1
Free with museum admission

 Photo Credit: Alex Hamer

November 11th- Canandaigua Treaty Commemoration

The commemoration of the Canandaigua Treaty will take place on November 11 on the front lawn of the Ontario County Court House on Main Street in Canandaigua, New York. Please join us for a time of Peace and Friendship to commemorate a very important Treaty between the people of the United States of America and the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) people.  
This event is Free and open to the public

Wellness at Ganondagan 

Chen Pan Ling Tai Chi
Mondays 7:30 - 8:30 am

instructor: Bill O'Brien 
Location: Seneca Art & Culture Center Auditorium
Parking: In front of the building
Donation based class

Midweek Meditation
Wednesdays, 6 - 7 pm

instructor: Julie Jugle, Reiki Master Teacher 
Location: Outdoors near the White Pine
Parking: Upper lot at Rte 444 and CR 41
Donation based class