Title: Haudenosaunee Day at the Rochester Museum & Science Center Celebrates Culture
Location: 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
Date: 12-4pm, Saturday, November 9, 2013
Admission: Free with regular Museum admission: $13 adults, $12 seniors and college students with ID, $11 children (3-18), free for children under 3 and RMSC members.
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Haudenosaunee Day at the Rochester Museum & Science Center Celebrates Culture
ROCHESTER, NY— Visitors to the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC)
celebrate the past and present culture of the Haudenosaunee, known to many as Iroquois, with artisans from the community. Haudenosaunee Day takes place from 12pm to 4pm on Saturday, November 9.
Visitors have the opportunity to meet local Haudenosaunee artists as they bring the traditions of their culture to life through art. Visitors will learn about and see traditional jewelry making, beading and basket making. In addition, visitors will hear from storytellers and join RMSC docent educators for tours of the Museum's world-renowned collection. Visitors will spend time with collections staff and volunteers to view artifacts rarely on display for the public, including art from the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Indian Arts Project. Visitors will also learn first-hand about the tradition of making cornhusk dolls with hands-on art activities. Visitors can also take a free class from a local Seneca artist to learn how to make cornhusk dolls. Classes will be available for multiple age groups, and families are encouraged to take a class together. Classes will be held:
Course F1017: 10:30-11am: For families with children 5-10 years old
Course F1018: 11:30am-12:15pm: For families with children 11-15 years old (adult supervision NOT required)
Course F1019: 1-1:45pm: For families with children 11-15 years old (adult supervision NOT required)
Course F1020: 2:30-3:15pm: For families with children 5-10 years old
Registration will be available on-site; however space is limited and classes may fill fast, so registration is encouraged. To register, call 585.697.1942.
"The Haudenosaunee culture reflects a respect for the environment that can inspire us to think differently about our own day-to-day lives," said Calvin Uzelmeier, Ph. D., director of education, RMSC. "The RMSC is excited to host these artisans and provide this wonderful opportunity to engage others in the culture of the Haudenosaunee nations, which has been vital to New York State's history, and continues to be a vibrant part of our current community."
Haudenosaunee Day is free with regular Museum admission: $13 adults, $12 seniors and college students with ID, $11 ages 3 to 18, free for children under 3 and RMSC members. For group reservations and rates, call 585.697.1942. Programs take place in the Museum unless otherwise specified. Check www.rmsc.org for updates.
This program is funded by the New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA).
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 www.rmsc.org. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.