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Agriculture at Ganondagan: Virtual Field Trip
April 24, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM$5.00
Virtual field trip led by Peter Jemison of Ganondagan State Historic Site
The field trip will consist of a discussion of the historic locations of the farming and food storage at the site, women’s role in Haudenosaunee agriculture and a visit to the Iroquois White Corn Project, with further discussion of their mission and role in agriculture today. This field trip is in partnership with the Skä·noñh-Great Law of Peace Center as part of our series looking at the impact of the Erie Canal on the Haudenosaunee as well as Haudenosaunee foodways in general, as part of our larger Erie Eats Foodways Project.
Admission is $5 for the general public and free for members of either the Erie Canal Museum or the Onondaga Historical Association. When you preregister for this special lecture through the Shop page of our website, you’ll receive an email providing access to this secure event. Everyone should register here: https://eriecanalmuseum.org/…/agriculture-at-ganondagan/
Peter Jemison has served as Historic Site Manager at Ganondagan since 1985, co-edited the book Treaty of Canandaigua 1794: 200 Years of Treaty Relations between the Iroquois Confederacy and the United States, produced the multi-award winning “Iroquois Creation Story” film, and has produced art that has been acclaimed and exhibited all over the world, among many other accomplishments. Jemison is currently on the Boards of Trustees for the National Museum of American Indian and the New York State Museum, was the founding director of the American Indian Community House Gallery in New York City, and was past Board Member-at-Large of the American Alliance of Museums. Jemison’s roles and responsibilities also include representing the Seneca Nation of Indians on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) as well as a past Indian Tribe/Native Hawaiian Representative of the Federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). A member of the Heron Clan of the Seneca Nation, Jemison’s work is rooted in the framework of Native American art.
Funded in part through the generous support of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and William G. Pomeroy Foundation
The Erie Canal Museum is partially supported by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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