May 04, 2016

Seneca Iroquois National Museum Has Some Great Programs Scheduled for the Summer of 2016

The Seneca Iroquois National Museum is a wonderful museum located in Salamanca, New York. The museum has standing exhibits, special exhibit and cultural and educational programs. They are offering some fabulous programs, exhibits and events for the Summer of 2016! 

On June 4, 2016 at 4:00 pm, the Seneca Iroquois National Museum is hosting a summer exhibit with free admission. The exhibit is called "The Seneca History Through Fashion Show". Also that weekend is the Smoke Dance Competitions, which is an alcohol and drug free event. The competition starts at 1:00 PM and dancers registration begins at 11:00 AM. Both are excellent programs at the museum to share and learn about the Seneca history and culture.

On July 15 and 16, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, professor Richard Hammell is hosting a display and presentation entitled Wampum. Professor Richard Hammell is a retired author and lecturer and is an associate professor emeritus on Monroe Community College’s Department of Geosciences. He is part one of the associate members of the museum and has hosted prior presentations on wampum. In 2013, he co-hosted an similar program with Jake Edwards, where they displayed and discussed three wampum belts and the meaning behind many wampum belts throughout history, according to Tony Astran of the Seneca Allegany Casinos.

Wampum, Display and Presentation at the Seneca Iroquois National MuseumRegular Programming

The museum has special exhibits, standing exhibits as well as educational tours and student programs.  There is a 60 minute Gallery Tour by a Museum Interpreter who discusses topics that include Onöndowa'ga:' history, clothing, culture, tools, living quarters, storytelling and more.  There are activities for younger children as well as group tours. The museum acting director, David L. George-Shongo, Jr. and seven other staff members and associate members provide wonderful exhibits, programs and events at the museum. 

Gift Store
The gift store is located in the museum as well as select items can be purchased on-line. The gift shop has spectacular gifts created by local artist as well as other merchandise including DVDs, CD, books, note cards and calendar. The gift store often has featured artist items the store and on line, which highlights the artist's talents and provides a feature story that allows you to know more about the artist.

Gift Store Featured Artist

The gift store features artist from Canada and New York. Some of the artist include:

Beverly Doxtator - Corn Husk Dolls - Six Nations Reserve in Canada
Robin Laxor - Baskets - Akwesasne
Penelope Minner - Baskets, Corn Husk Dolls and Graphic Arts - Allegany Territory
Antoinette Scott - Corn Husk Dolls and Beadwork - Cattaraugus Territory
Luis R. Lee - Beadwork and wood carving - Seneca Nations Allegany Indian Reservation
Hayden Haynes - Carving and Sculpting
Susanne Rose Sanford - Beads, Quills, Corn Husks, Wood, Leather and Gourds
Tom Huff - Mix Media and Found Objects Sculpture

Permanent Exhibits.
This is Where We Walked, the Log Cabin and Long House Room exhibits are some of the permanent exhibits that museum has to offer, The exhibits fetcher prints, materials, structural, items and models.

Regular hours
Seneca-Iroquois National Museum Salamanca, NYThe museum is usually open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Their website post any changes to the schedule as well as special exhibits.

Museum Address and Contact Information
814 Broad Street
Salamance, NY
716 945-1760

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