NEWS! Groundbreaking Ceremony to take place on September 16, 2013. Read more about the event...
Tucked into the hill and set East to West within the surrounding vegetation to minimize its visual and environmental impact, the new Seneca Art and Culture Center at Ganondagan will transform the visitor experience at the historic site.
Through art, artifacts, and technology, this next chapter of Ganondagan State Historic Site will hold many stories - stories that finally can be shared year-round. A gallery and outdoor exhibit space will display both permanent and rotating exhibits.
The multi-purpose auditorium will provide a perfect venue for dance, music, films, and guest speakers, as well as for community use. Other building highlights will include:
• An entry hall
The Center will enable Ganondagan to respond year round to the diverse interests of Native peoples, art collectors, regional, national, and international tourists, students of all ages, researchers, teachers, families, historians, gardeners, lacrosse enthusiasts and anyone with an interest in Native cultures.
Room to Grow
The sustainable design will reduce the building's initial and long-term environmental impact - increasing overall efficiency, reducing waste, and ensuring a high-quality interior.
Although the Center will run more than 10,000 square feet, it's specifically constructed for expansion.
For more detailed information about the center, read our FAQ document.
"As a Trail Guide, I welcome visitors, telling them that Ganondagan will be their window into the important history and culture of the Seneca Nation, the Haudenosaunee People and the Iroquois Confederacy. Our new Art and Culture Center will open that window, allowing the public to experience the remarkable history and culture on a significantly wider and more detailed level. It is the dream of many finally coming true."
For additional information on the Center, please see these pages:
• Signatures of the Seneca: Funding the Dream
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To make your donation to this important project, please see our Campaign donation page.
DownloadsPress Kit Documents:
1) Seneca Art and Culture Center at Ganondagan Summary Sheet, PDF
Download full-color Groundbreaking Ceremony invitation flyer (PDF)
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