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Commemoration of the Canandaigua Treaty

November 11th, 2024

This year's 229th anniversary of the historic, federal Canandaigua Treaty of 1794 Commemoration will take place at 2 PM on the front lawn of the Ontario County Courthouse.

The annual commemoration serves to “polish the chain of peace and friendship” between the Hodinöhsö:ni’ (Six Nations Confederacy) and the young United States. The treaty was signed by Colonel Timothy Pickering—official agent of President George Washington—and sachems from the Six Nations Grand Council. It signified peace between the two and recognized the sovereignty of the other as distinct nations to govern and set their own laws


2:00 PM Commemoration of Canandaigua Treaty

Lawn of the Ontario County Courthouse, 27 N. Main Street, Canandaigua, NY


2:30 PM Original Canandaigua Treaty on exhibit until 4 PM at the Ontario County Historical Society, 55 N. Main Street, Canandaigua, NY.


4:00 PM Commemoration concludes

Parking for Ontario Courthouse

The Ontario County Courthouse is located at 27 N Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424. There is a free public parking lot just beyond the Ontario St & Pleasant St intersection. 

“Our rededication event is an important reminder to the U.S. that treaties are the supreme law of the land, and that this treaty continues to be valid and in effect,” 


~ Peter Jemison (Seneca), Founding Ganondagan State Historic Site manager

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