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May 16, 2013

Festival to celebrate Iroquois culture


Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) singers and dancers will perform on Sunday afternoon, providing the opportunity for everyone to join in a social tradition.

Under the main tent, more than 30 artisans specializing in Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) artwork and crafts will demonstrate and sell basketry, quillwork, stone carving, jewelry, art, doll making, beadwork and more.

The festival is hosted by the New York State Historical Association, in partnership with the Iroquois Indian Museum.

“Through the festival and other programs, NYSHA seeks to further educate the public about Haudenosaunee culture, both past and present,” Garet Livermore, Vice President for Education, said in the release.

The festival is made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Iroquois Cultural Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fenimore Art Museum. Festival and concert admission may be purchased separately. Festival admission is $12 for adults and juniors (13-64), $10.50 for seniors (65 and older) and free for children (12 and younger). Admission is always free for NYSHA members, active military and retired career military personnel.

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