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April School Break at Ganondagan

Ganondagan State Historic Site
Event organized by Ganondagan State Historic Site

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Bring your family for our 4 days of April Break themed activities! They relate both to the opening of Ganondagan’s new exhibit—"Hodinöhsö:ni’ Women: From the Time of Creation"—and the animals and plants that appear in the spring. Free with admission to the Seneca Art & Culture Center.

Tuesday, April 3, “Creation Story” - at 11 am and 2 pm, mini Iroquois Social Dancing �workshop features the opportunity to learn and join in the Robin Dance, the Women’s Dance and the Duck Dance. A hands-on educational “touch table” also will be available. For all ages.

Wednesday, April 4, “Plants” - at 11 am and 2 pm, listen to traditional stories about plants, then make sunflower seed bombs to take home and plant. For all ages.

Thursday, April 5, “Birds” - at 11 am, kids can make a feather pinwheel as seen in Ganondagan’s Three Sisters Garden; at 1 pm, go on a short bird walk on the Trail of Peace; at 2 pm, paint and assemble a gourd birdhouse to take home for a feathered friend.

Friday, April 6, “Trees” - Participants will learn about how tree bark was used by the �Haudenosaunee people. Harvested in the spring, it was used to make canoes, buckets, baskets, collect maple sap, and more. Kids will make their own felt “baskets” and see some real-life examples.