Ganondagan artifact in foreground with ouside of Seneca Art & Culture Center in background. Text reades: Friends of Ganondagan Annual Meeting

4/18- Friends of Ganondagan Volunteer Appreciation Day- Postponed

This event has been postponed we will update with a new date as information becomes available.

We're kicking off National Volunteer Week with our Ganondagan Volunteer Appreciation event on Saturday, April 18 at 10:30 am. Join us for some fun activities, chat with your volunteer friends and make new ones, and then enjoy a light lunch and stay for our Annual Meeting to hear the exciting plans for 2020.

Please RSVP to Aimee Carpenter (585) 742-1690 or

Glass Wampum bracelet in progress on a loom. Text reads: Ganondagan Wampum Bracelet Workshop, Saturday, April 25th

4/25 Three Row Wampum Bracelet Workshop- CANCELLED



Wampum Expert, Rich Hamell, and Traditional Bead Artist, Aimee Carpenter, will co-teach this hands-on workshop. You’ll leave with your own 3-row wampum bracelet (with glass wampum beads) and an education of the history and contemporary importance of Wampum Belts. For registration please go to event page at:


2020 Haudenosaunee Art Show, application deadline 6/15/20

6/15 Application deadline for Hodinöhsö:ni’ Art Show

Ganondagan is pleased to announce its fourth juried Hodinöhsö:ni’ Art Show to be exhibited at the Indigenous Music & Arts Festival – July 25th & 26th, 2020.

We are calling for Haudenosaunee artists in the five divisions of: Beadwork, Basketry, Traditional Arts, Fine Art 2D, and Fine Art Sculpture to enter up to three pieces of new work for consideration in the show. (First Place - $1,250; Second Place - $750; Third Place - $400; Best in Show - $2,500). Each artist may submit up to three pieces of their own work for the show. All pieces must be available to purchase, and Ganondagan will have right of first refusal (the right to purchase before any other offers are considered).

Complete applications must be received by Monday, June 15th, 2020; incomplete applications will not be considered. Artists will be notified that week if their submissions have been accepted into the show. For more information including rules and application please visit:

Eastern side of Seneca Bark Longhouse reproduction at Ganondagan with bright blue skies. Photo credit: Alex Hamer

5/1 Seneca Bark Longhouse - Opens for the Season

Ganondagan's Seneca Bark Longhouse will open for the season on Friday, May 1st, 2020.

Our full-size, Seneca Bark Longhouse is fully furnished to reflect a typical Seneca family living in the late 1600's, complete with Seneca objects and colonial-era trade goods. 

I Love My Park day

5/2- I Love My Park Day

Saturday, May 2nd; 9 AM- 12 PM

I Love My Park Day, held the first Saturday in May, attracts thousands of volunteers from across the state to participate in cleanup, improvement, and beautification events at New York State parks and historic sites. Join us at Ganondagan State Historic Site to celebrate New York's park system by cleaning up historic site lands, planting trees and gardens, restoring trail and wildlife habitat, removing invasive species, and working on various site improvement projects

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Caroline Parker, Susan B Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage pictured together with the Womens Nomination Wampum Belt below them. Text reads: Ganondagan Her Story/Our Story, May 16th. Votercade 2020

5/16 HERstory/Our Story Weekend

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.  More details to come!

Free admission, donations welcome for this event.

5/17 HERstory/Our Story Weekend

Sunday May 17th 2 PM -4 PM

Our HERstory/Our Story weekend continues with Katsitsionni Fox film “Without a Whisper” which examines the hidden history of the profound influence of Hodinöhsö:ni’ (Haudenosaunee) women on the beginning of the women’s rights movement in the United States in the early 1800s. The film showing will include a presentation by the film maker, Katsitsionni Fox (Mohawk); Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner; and Bear Clan Mother, Louise McDonald (Mohawk). More details to come!

Free admission to film, donations welcome for this event.

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

Dalton LaBarge in a standing yoga pose in front of blossoming tree. Text reads: Yoga at Ganondagan with Rohsennase Dalton LaBarge

5/23- Yoga: "And Now Our Minds Are One"

Saturday, May 23rd; 11 AM

Join us with Rohsennase Dalton LaBarge (Akwesasne Mohawk, Bear Clan) offering this donation-based yoga practice beginning 11 AM; Saturday, May 23rd  at the Seneca Art & Culture Center auditorium.  No registration necessary. 

 Now Our Minds Are One – Yoga Series

Friday, April 24 – 11 AM (CANCELED) 

Saturday, May 23 – 11 AM

Saturday, June 27 – 11 AM