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February Fun Week 2/18-2/21, Native American Winter Games 2/22

Join us for family friendly programming, Tuesday through Friday, 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 the Seneca Art & Culture Center Gallery, 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 the Lobby come see a display of an assortment of wampum belts, learn how wampum was made, and what it was used for.  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 & 1 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 11:30 AM & 2:30 PM.

Tuesday, February 18th

Make & Take: Mini Bow & Arrow Back by popular demand! Please join us to make your own mini bow & arrow, this activity involves sanding and tying small knots and is best suited for 4th graders and up.  2 sessions offered: 10 AM & 1 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: 11:30 AM & 2:30 PM

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

Wednesday, February 19th

Hoop Dance: Participants will learn the basic skills and moves for hoop dancing. This is appropriate for 4th grade and up. 2 sessions offered: 11:30 AM & 2:30 PM

Furry Friends & Bird Tales: Participants will hear Native American stories related to how the birds got their feathers and then build their own 16" plush Cardinal to bring home. Appropriate for ages 5 and up or younger with parent assistance. Pre-registration required- $25 per participant. 2 sessions 10 AM & 1 PM

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

Thursday, February 20th

Make & Take: Clay Animals Participants will hear Native American animal stories and then will make their own miniature animal out of clay. Appropriate for ages 5 and up. 2 sessions offered: 10 AM & 1 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: 11:30 AM & 2:30 PM

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

Friday, February 21st

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: 11:30 AM & 2:30 PM

Furry Friends & Frog Tales : Participants will hear Native American stories about the "Frog Faced Girl" and then build their own 16" plush frog to bring home. Appropriate for ages 5 and up or younger with parent assistance. Pre-registration required- $25 per participant.  2 sessions offered: 10 AM & 1 PM

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

Saturday, February 22nd- Native American Winter Games Event

Indoor and outdoor activities include snowsnake, snowboat racing, dog sled demonstration, storytelling, Iroquois Social Dancing, 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

Nya:wëh (Thank you) to our sponsors who helped make this event possible!