From Iroquois social dancing to storytelling, and from snowsnake to dog sled demonstrations, Ganondagan State Historic Site offers a day of traditional, participatory Native American Winter Games on Saturday, February 24 from 10 am - 4 pm. Suggested donation is $10/family; $5/person, with a separate fee and registration for “Furry Friends and Turtle Tales.” Food for purchase includes Iroquois White Corn pancakes, locally-sourced real maple syrup, and sausages.
“We believe in the importance of sharing traditions with the local community,” said Friends of Ganondagan Executive Director Meg Joseph. “That includes Seneca and Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) winter activities. Historically, winter was a time for many indoor activities like storytelling, but also for outdoor fun. We know our visitors will enjoy many of our new activities, including our special ‘Furry Friends and Turtle Tales,’ as well as those they love from past years.”
Throughout the day, visitors will be able to visit our Wampum Learning Center, tour the exhibits at the Seneca Art & Culture Center, view The Iroquois Creation Story film, and participate in various children’s activities. Food will be available for purchase from 11 am - 2:30 pm.