ROCHESTER, NY—Visitors to the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) can celebrate Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) culture—past and present—with artisans from the community. An annual event, Haudenosaunee Days take place from 12–3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4–Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017.
Learn first-hand about the tradition of making cornhusk dolls, jewelry, bead work, and baskets from local Haudenosaunee artists as they bring the traditions of their culture to life through their art. Hear storytellers and join RMSC educators to learn more through the Museum’s world-renowned collection.
With staff and volunteers, get an up-close view of artifacts rarely on display for the public, including art from the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Indian Arts Project. Immerse yourself in the vibrant art and culture of today’s Haudenosaunee nations.
This program is funded grants from the New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA) and the New York Council for the Humanities.
The Haudenosaunee Days program is free with regular museum admission: $14 adults, $13 seniors and college students with ID, $12 ages 3 to 18, free for children under 3 and RMSC members. For group reservations and rates, call 585.697.1942.
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Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) includes the Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center. Offering experiences at the Museum with more than 200 interactive exhibits, Planetarium with a 65-foot dome and Nature Center on 900 acres, the RMSC stimulates community interest in exploration. In addition, the more than 1.2 million RMSC collection items tell the story of Rochester’s past including its rich history of innovation and invention. RMSC receives major funding from Monroe County, where it is one of the top three most visited attractions serving children and families. For more information about RMSC, visit https://rmsc.org. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.