Native American Winter Games & Sports

Ganondagan State Historic Site
1488 State Route 444
Victor, NY 14564
Date(s): February 24, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Price: Free - suggested donation $10 per family
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During the long harsh winters in Western New York, the Seneca people nestled in their bark longhouses to repair clothing, make tools and prepare for the spring. Despite the winter weather, Seneca people remained active throughout the season. Many of the winter activities that traditionally occupied them outdoors are still in practice today.

Join us for Ganondagan's Winter Games & Sports as a way to celebrate and discover the Seneca ways of winter through traditional Native American activities! PLUS...Visit the Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan as our guest!
Enjoy complimentary admission to the Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan 
 
This family-friendly day features:
  • Snowsnake (a traditional winter game for all ages)
  • Snowboat racing (use our loaner boats or make and bring your own)
  • Storytelling (in the Bark Longhouse)
  • Snowshoeing (free rentals)
  • Dog Sled demonstrations
  • Birdseed feeder make-and-take in Seneca Art & Culture Center
  • Iroquois White Corn-inspired food for purchase
  • Snowsnake video viewing in Seneca Art & Culture Center
  • Native Foods - Delicious Iroquois White Corn inspired food and traditional fare, available for purchase.
Activities take place with or without snow, throughout Ganondagan State Historic Site and at the Seneca Art & Culture Center, 7000 County Road 41, Victor. Parking is available at the Center. The gift shop also will be open during Winter Games.

Native American Winter Games & Sports
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  • Ganondagan State Historic Site
  • Free - suggested donation $10 per family