Ganondagan State Historic Site is dedicated to the Message of Peace. The Friends of Ganondagan believe in preserving and promoting that Message by fostering an informed interest in Native American history and culture -- in particular, the Seneca relation to the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy. Ganondagan was home to the woman known as the Mother of Nations. She was the first person to accept the message of unity that the Peacemaker brought to each nation, and helped to form the Confederacy.
The Friends also share the realization that today they help the site move towards an important future. With your help, Ganondagan can become a center for cultural understanding and a beacon for the Message of Peace, a message which Seneca elders have said is the most important lesson for the site to convey. Your contributions help us to sponsor Cultural Events and allow us to continue to invite guest speakers and Iroquois craftspeople, naturalists, dancers, and storytellers several times a year.
The Friends of Ganondagan is an all-volunteer group responsible for all the Programs and Activities at the site. You are cordially invited to become a member of The Friends of Ganondagan! In addition to supporting the Ganondagan State Historic Site, your Friends membership also provides the following benefits:
- The quarterly newsletter Si Wong Geh.
- A 10% discount on selected gift shop merchandise.
- Priority registration and discounted admission to special events.
- Free admission to the Bark Longhouse,
- Free admission passes to the Native American Dance and Music Festival in July,
- Special events reminders.
To become a member, please see our Membership page.
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