The Finger Lakes owes much of its heritage to the people who thrived here before European settlers and colonists came. The story of the Seneca and Haudenosaunee from centuries ago to the present day comes alive at the new Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor.
Tucked into a hill where a thriving Seneca community lived until the late 17th century, Ganondagan's Seneca Art & Culture Center offers multiple ways to experience the region's Native American past, present and future.
The interactive gallery weaves together ancient artifacts, historic documents and modern art into several themed narratives. An orientation theater lets visitors watch the animated documentary, "The Iroquois Creation Story." An auditorium hosts live music and dance performances and special events throughout the year. Even the gardens and walkways surrounding the building incorporate traditional plants that were part of Seneca and Haudenosaunee everyday life.
Open year-round, the Seneca Art & Cultural Center is the only place of its kind in the state dedicated to the celebration and preservation of Seneca and Haudenosaunee art and culture.