The Iroquois Indian Museum has announced that a hands-on stone carving workshop with Seneca artist Adrian John has been set for Sunday, August 11th. Whether you are a beginner, novice, or an experienced stone carver, everyone can learn something new at this hands-on workshop. [Read more…] about Stone Carving Workshop at Iroquois Indian Museum
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The Iroquois Indian Museum in Howes Cave, NY, has announced they are searching for volunteers.
The museum will soon be busy with school groups, and we needs volunteers to help students make cornhusk dolls, bead a necklace, or make miniature clay pots. Once spring has arrived, volunteers well help in the Nature Park spreading wood chips on paths, building walkways and viewing sites, and putting out signage. Volunteers also help with preparing materials for hands on experiences in the Children’s Museum, stuffing envelopes for mailings, or painting walls for new exhibits. [Read more…] about Iroquois Museum Seeks Volunteers
An exhibit, Handmade Native Dolls from Across the Nations, is set to be on view from May 6th to November 30th, 2018, at the Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Road, in Howes Cave, NY.
There are over 562 distinct tribal groups living in the United States today. This exhibit will explore the vast diversity in traditional regalia, artistic style and technique through a mini display in the Children’s Museum. [Read more…] about Native Dolls Exhibit at Iroquois Indian Museum
The Iroquois Indian Museum will have a Social Dance Saturday on July 12 at the Museum featuring Onota’a:ka (Oneida Nation Dancers), based in the central New York Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) community of Oneida.
Founded by Elder and Wolf Clan Mother Maisie Shenandoah for the purpose of cultural education, the troupe’s original purpose continues to be carried forth by daughter Vicki, granddaughter Tawn:tene (Cindy Schenandoah Stanford) and an extended family with common goals. [Read more…] about Oneida Nation Dancers At Iroquois Indian Museum
The exhibit features over 30 Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) artists and focuses upon contemporary concerns that warrant their attention and creative comment. Exhibition works (artwork and poetry) include those that explore boundaries and borders, environment, hydro-fracking, economy, gaming, the digital/disposable age, sports mascots, the impact of national/international events and decisions, the role of tradition and community, and the state of the arts. [Read more…] about New Exhibit Highlights Contemporary Iroquois Concerns
A statement from the museum to the press said: “Her qualifications in the museum field, in academia, and in business make her an excellent choice to lead the Museum forward. She will be concentrating on audience development, fundraising, and promotion of the Museum’s programs and exhibitions.” [Read more…] about Iroquois Indian Museum Names New Director
The Board of the Trustees of the Iroquois Indian Museum has announced a search for an Executive Director. Located in Howes Cave, NY, the Museum is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to fostering understanding of Iroquois culture by using the arts of the Iroquois from the past to the present to tell their unique story. [Read more…] about Iroquois Indian Museum Seeks New Director
The 32nd Iroquois Indian Festival — a celebration of Iroquois creativity and self expression — takes place Saturday, Aug 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1, at the Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Road, Howe’s Caverns, NY. The festival is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with admission of $10 for adults and $5 for children.
In conjunction with the Museum’s new 2013 exhibit, IndianInk: Iroquois & the Art of Tattoos, there will be tattoo contest at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Everyone is invited to show off their tattoos with winners chosen by audience feedback. There are three contest categories: Best Male, Best Female and Best of Show. [Read more…] about Iroquois Festival Set For Iroquois Indian Museum
The 31st Annual Iroquois Indian Festival takes place on Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept 2, at the Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Road. For two days, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Festival features traditional Iroquois music, dance, Native foods and much more. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. [Read more…] about 31st Annual Iroquois Indian Festival This Weekend
Visitors can watch and participate in the process of flint knapping (the ancient art of making chipped stone tools), Primitive fire making, Atlatl spear throwing and early archery. There will be displays of projectile points, tools, and local archaeological finds from the Museum’s archaeology department. Have you ever found an artifact? Please bring it with you and the Museum’s experts will try to identify it for you. [Read more…] about Iroquois Indian Museum Hosting Early Technology Day