compilation of indigenous north eastern birds with text overlay: Birding Hike at Ganondagan

9/23 Birding Hike at Ganondagan

Saturday, September 23rd, 2023 at 8 AM

Free and Open to the Public - Does not include admission to the Seneca Bark Longhouse or Seneca Art & Culture Center

Description:   This trip goes through many habitat types. We will start from the parking lot to the longhouse and walk wide mowed or packed dirt trails through grasslands and then head down hill through shrub land, and wetland to travel back up the hill in hardwood forest. The round trip is about 2 miles and includes hills. Restroom facilities are available at the museum center at the end of the trip. Meet at 8:00 a.m. in the main parking lot off County Road 41 Boughton Hill Road. The parking lot is situated below the new museum at 7000 County Road 41, Victor, NY 14564. (From Route 444 from Victor, turn right onto Boughton Hill Road and go down the hill. The main parking lot will be on your right at the bottom of the hill.)

LeadersAmy Kahn 585-310-2330 and co-leader Neal Reilly 518-256-9147

  • Dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear.  Field trips go rain or shine.
  • Trips run approximately 2 to 3 hours
  • Bring binoculars if you have them
  • Restroom facilities are available at the museum center at the end of the trip


Image of a dancer dressed as a wolf and a dancer dressed as sky woman. Third image is of a group of musicians holding their instruments. Text overlay for E-YAH-PAH-HAH: Native American Concert of Music and Dance is provided in the text description of event.

10/8 E-YAH-PAH-HAH: Native American Concert of Music and Dance

Sunday, October 8th, 2023

3 PM - 4:30 PM

In Celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day, E-YAH-PAH-HAH: Native American Concert of Music and Dance

Featuring the ECMS Woodwind Quintet led by Kae Wilbert (Cherokee). Musicians, Kae Wilbert (bassoon), Susan Walders (flute), Heather Staring Melnick (French Horn), Scott Horsington (clarinet) and Darren Pulley (oboe) and the Daystar Dance Company with original choreography by Daystar/Rosalie Jones (Pembina Chippewa-Cree) and a company of four dancers. Dancers, Nanako Horikawa Mandrino, Nancy Hughes, Angela Lopez and Laura D’Amico


Highlighted will be the music of contemporary Native American composers Dr. Louis W. Ballard(Cherokee/Quapaw), Ms. Dawn Avery (Mohawk, Turtle Clan) and Dr. Charles Shadle (Choctaw). Daystar Dance Company will round out the program with costumed theatrical dances inspired by the cultural storytelling of the Northwest Coast and of the Great Lakes Region, the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee.


This is a  FREE event, but donations are welcomed to support the E-YAH-PAH-HAH performance groups. E-Yah-Pah-Hah is a Quapaw word meaning “town crier”


Photo Credits: “Geezhigo-Quae: Sky Woman of the Anishinaabe” Dancer: Nanako Horikawa Mandrino Photo Credit – Annette Dragon,

“Wolf: A Transformation” Dancer: Nancy Hughes (in mask) Photo Credit – Jim Dusen,  

ECMS Woodwind Quintet Photo credit – Kae Wilbert


Bark Longhouse at Ganondagan

10/28 Bark Longhouse closes for the season

May- October Bark Longhouse is open for the season

Our full-size, Seneca Bark Longhouse (1998) is fully furnished to reflect a typical Seneca family from the late 1600’s, complete with reproductions of 17th century Seneca objects and colonial-era trade goods. Admission into the Bark Longhouse is included in our Summer admission fees.

Wellness Programs at Ganondagan

Tai Chi and Qi Gong Series

Biweekly Tuesdays - 

Sept. 12 & 26, Oct. 10 & 24, Nov. 7 & 21, Dec. 5 & 19 | 11 AM - 11:45 AM

Location - Meet on the patio/picnic area at the west end of the building and the class will proceed to the best location (weather consideration) for that day.
Please dress for the weather as classes will be held outdoors, participants should wear comfortable clothing and shoes
Free - (Sliding scale, suggested donation $5 - $15 in support of Friends of Ganondagan)

The ancient practices of Tai Chi and Qi gong combine slow, deliberate movements, meditation, and breathing exercises bringing relaxation, peace and balance to mind, body and spirit and can also send that same energy out in all directions to all beings. Join us for a series of classes that introduces people to the first several movements of a Yang-style form.
Regular practice can develop inspiration, confidence and self-awareness, promote healthy breathing, improve vitality and cultivate harmony with Nature!
Instructor: Master Kathleen M. Gill, Ph.D. is a retired clinical psychologist with forty years of experience in stress management and health promotion. She was granted the title in 2014 by her Grandmaster William C. C. Chen. She tells her clients and students that the best method of relaxation is the one you practice every day - and taiji quan (Tai Chi) and qigong is that method for her.

Yoga at Ganondagan on the Grasslands

Bring your own mat, props, bug spray, water bottle 
Monday - 7:30-8:30 am/Alison (Donation based)
Tuesdays 9:30 AM/Mandy - Register thru Victor Yoga Studio
Wednesday - 7:30-8:30 am/Alison (Donation based)
Wednesday 9 AM/ Mandy - Register thru Victor Yoga Studio
Wednesday 6:30 PM/ Mandy - Register thru Victor Yoga Studio
Friday - 7:30-8:30 am/Alison (Donation based)
Sundays 9 AM/ Mandy - Register thru Victor Yoga Studio
For questions regarding Alison's classes, call (585)-295-3994
For questions regarding Mandy's classes, email