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Native American Winter Fun Week: February 20th-23th 
Native American Winter Games Event: February 24th 

Join us for family friendly programming during February School Break! Learn traditional winter games, crafts, songs, and listen to Seneca stories though out this week of programming. All programming with the exception of Furry Friends & Tales are included with museum admission.

Winter admission rates: Adult $6.00, Senior & Student (12 yrs-College) $3.00, Child (5-11 yrs) $1.00, FREE for current Friends of Ganondagan Members & Children under 5 yrs.

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Daily Activities

In addition to the Iroquois Creation Story film and Gallery tours, these activities will be offered everyday during Native American Winter Fun Week.

Uses of the White Tail Deer: Located in the Lobby, visitors are welcome to look at items on the display table demonstration the many uses of the Whitetail Deer. A docent will be present to answer any questions. Daily from 10 AM- 4 PM

Wampum Learning Center: Located in Classroom 1 come see a display of an assortment of wampum belts, learn how wampum was made, and what it was used for. Have a chance to make your own wampum bracelet and design your own wampum belt. Most suitable for 4th grade and up, younger children welcome. Daily 10 AM- 4 PM.

Make & Take It: Come join us in Classroom 2 for a different Make & Take It everyday! Tuesday through Friday will feature different craft and traditional stories, see schedule below for more details. Daily at 10 AM & 3 PM

Games, Dance & Songs: Join Bill Crouse (Seneca) in the Auditorium for a different participatory presentation every day! Tuesday through Friday will feature different presentations, see schedule below for more details. Daily at 11 AM & 2 PM.

Trade Game: Join Perry Ground (Onondaga) in the Auditorium for the Trade Game! Participants will break into teams and will work together to trade and "get rich". But think, what is wealth? This game is appropriate for the whole family, especially 4th grade and up. Daily at 1 PM.

 

Tuesday, February 20th

Make & Take: "Hunters & Hunting" Participants will hear Native American stories related to hunting and then will make their own miniature ash splint target and bows that shoot cotton swabs. Appropriate for 2nd grade and up. 2 sessions offered: 10 AM & 3 PM

Hand Game: For centuries tribes all over the American continent have played guessing games. This is an intertribal game that has many variations. Participants are divided into groups, and the team with the most points wins. Fun for the whole family! 2 sessions offered: 11 AM & 2 PM

Trade Game: Participants will break into teams and will work together to trade and "get rich". But think, what is wealth? This game is appropriate for the whole family, especially 4th grade and up. 1 session offered: 1 PM.

Wampum Learning Center & Whitetail Deer Table will be available from 10 AM-4 PM

Wednesday, February 21st

Make & Take: Corn Husk Dolls Participants will hear Native American stories related to agriculture and The Three Sisters (corn, beans, and squash) and then will make their own cornhusk doll. Appropriate for 4th grade and up. 2 sessions offered: 10 AM & 3 PM

Hoop Dance: Participants will learn the basic skills and moves for hoop dancing. This is appropriate for 4th grade and up. 2 sessions offered: 11 AM & 2 PM

Furry Friends & Bear Tales: Participants will hear Native American stories related to the black bear and then build their own stuffed bear to bring home. Appropriate for 2nd grade and up or younger with parent assistance. Pre-registration required- $18 for General Public, $15 for Friends of Ganondagan Members. 1 session 1 PM- SOLD OUT! 

Trade Game: Participants will break into teams and will work together to trade and "get rich". But think, what is wealth? This game is appropriate for the whole family, especially 4th grade and up. 1 session offered: 1 PM.

Wampum Learning Center & Whitetail Deer Table will be available from 10 AM-4 PM

Thursday, February 22nd

Make & Take: "Pinch Pots" Participants will hear Native American traditional stories and then will make their own small pot out of clay. Appropriate for 2nd grade and up. 2 sessions offered: 10 AM & 3 PM

Bone Dice GameIroquois version of the bone dice games uses eight antler dice cut into pieces. This game is played in teams and is a game of chance. Fun for the whole family! 2 sessions offered: 11 AM & 2 PM

Trade Game: Participants will break into teams and will work together to trade and "get rich". But think, what is wealth? This game is appropriate for the whole family, especially 4th grade and up. 1 session offered: 1 PM.

Wampum Learning Center & Whitetail Deer Table will be available from 10 AM-4 PM

Friday, February 23rd

Make & Take: "Bird Feeders" Participants will hear Native American stories related to birds and then will make their own pine-cone winter bird feeder. Appropriate for ages 5 and up. 2 sessions offered: 10 AM & 3 PM

Seneca SingingThis workshop gives students a hands on experience with Seneca Social Dance songs. Students will use horn rattles to accompany a lead singer and will learn the history and lyrics of actual Seneca songs. Appropriate for 4th grade and up.  2 sessions offered: 11 AM & 2 PM

Trade Game: Participants will break into teams and will work together to trade and "get rich". But think, what is wealth? This game is appropriate for the whole family, especially 4th grade and up. 1 session offered: 1 PM.

Wampum Learning Center & Whitetail Deer Table will be available from 10 AM-4 PM

Saturday, February 24th- Native American Winter Games Event

Indoor and outdoor activities include snowsnake, snowboat racing, dog sled demonstration, storytelling, Iroquois Social Dancing, book signings, food for purchase and much more. Suggested donation of $10/family includes free admission to the Seneca Art & Culture Center and free snowshoe rental!

Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors who made these events possible: