Newsletter, September 26,2022

Newsletter, September 26,2022


Saturday, October 1, 2022, 2:00 p.m.

Seneca Art and Culture Center at Ganondagan, 7000 Country Road 41, Boughton Hill Road, Victor

Join us for a free virtual lecture by SUNY New Paltz historian Laurence Hauptman. As a scholar of Seneca history, Professor Hauptman was given the name by Seneca people of “Haiwadogesta’, “interpreter” or “he straightens or explains the words.” Professor Hauptman will talk about what he has learned from his lifelong work with Haudenosaunee history and people. will be presenting virtually in the SACC Auditorium. The audience will be able to see him and his presentation on the big screen and there will be a Q &A session after the lecture, with refreshments to follow. His lecture will be videotaped and will be available at a future date at

This lecture is free and open to the public. A separate admission fee is required in order to visit the SACC Gallery, the Iroquois Creation Story Film, and the Seneca Bark Longhouse. Copies of Professor Hauptman’s books will be available for purchase in the Ganondagan gift shop. Professor Hauptman will be giving another virtual lecture on October 8, 11:00 a.m., co-sponsored by the Erie Canal Museum and Skä•noñh Great Law of Peace Center. For registration information, see note below.

This program is made possible by grant support from Humanities New York.


On Saturday, September 24, 2022, the 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse Museum and Wood Library, Canandaigua, hosted a thoughtful, inspiring, and energizing panel on restorative justice in schools, courts, and communities. Led by Willie Bontrager, 1816 Board member, the panel featured

Danny Redic from Partners in Restorative Initiatives, Shira May from the Center for Dispute Settlement, and Gwen Olton, Gandhi Center for Nonviolence. Restorative justice programs do not emphasize punishment. Rather, they stress accountability, repairing harm, and building relationships. Thanks to all of those who brought wonderful refreshments to share.

This program was taped by Demian Spindler, our videographer, as well as by students from Finger Lakes Community College. It will be available shortly on our website and through FLCC. Thanks to Humanities NY for funding this panel.


“Haudenosaunee Representation in Elementary Education: Precedents and Possibilities”

Saturday, October 1, 2022, 2:00 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the 1816 Meetinghouse and Ganondagan

Seneca Art and Culture Center at Ganondagan, 7000 County Road 41, Victor.

Educator Marissa Corwin Manitowabi will describe approaches in teaching Haudenosaunee history and culture in elementary schools in New York State. She will share best current practices for teaching about indigenous peoples. If you are a parent, a teacher, or a citizen who is concerned about carrying out ideals of respect for all people in our schools, you will not want to miss this program.

This program is made possible by grant support from Humanities New York.


“Elias Hicks – Early Quaker Revolutionary and Philosopher”

September 30, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting, 1868 Poplar Ridge Road.

Paul Buckley, Quaker historian and theologian, author of The Essential Elias Hicks, will speak on the life of Elias Hicks; Friday September 30 -7:00pm at Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting, 1868 Poplar Ridge Road. All are welcome! You may attend in person or virtually using the following link:

-phone number (646) 558 8656

-Meeting ID: 858 1364 6235

-Passcode: 135575

“The Haudenosaunee and the Origins of the Erie Canal: Ditches, Defense, and Dispossession.”

October 8, 2022, 11 a.m.

Co-sponsored by Erie Canal Museum and Skä•noñh Great Law of Peace Center

Virtual via Zoom

Join the Erie Canal Museum and Skä•noñh Great Law of Peace Center for this virtual discussion with Laurence M. Hauptman, author of Conspiracy of Interests: Iroquois Dispossession and the Rise of New York State (1999). Hauptman will examine the relationship between Haudenosaunee land dispossession and the construction of the Erie Canal. This too often overlooked part of the Erie Canal’s history is critical for understanding the full impacts of the Canal. To learn more or register, click here.

November 11, 2022: Canandaigua Treaty Day. Stay tuned for more information:

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