Native American Day; Tomorrow

Tomorrow (Nov 10th) the Greece Historical Society presents Native American Day
10:00 a.m. to Noon at Greece Town Hall, One Vince Tofany Blvd.

At 10:00 a.m. Dr. George Hammel will talk about the very early Aboriginals who preceded the Seneca Nation in our area and how the Mid-Woodland Period Iroquois and Algonquin came to Greece to hunt and fish during the spring through fall seasons. He will tell us of the archaeological sites on Cranberry Pond, Long Pond, the Genesee River, and the Vance farm just east of Mother of Sorrows. He will bring with him, for display artifacts found in these sites that are now housed in the Native American Collection at the Rochester Museum and Science Center.  Visitors may also bring artifacts they have to him for identification.

At 11:00 a.m. Mohawk storyteller, Barbara Bethmann-Mahooty will share tribal stories of the Iroquois Nations, including Seneca Nation.

On display will be a map of the hunting and fishing camps in Greece that we know existed, as well as artifacts from the Greece Museum.  Another display tells about the Iroquois Confederacy and more about each of the tribes and their people along with the type of headpiece each tribe wore. Chief Freeman Johnson, who lived in Greece, will be featured for his efforts to educate the community about his people and their traditions. He was largely responsible for the establishment of the historic site in Victor, Ganondagan.

Public welcome to this free event, reservations are not required.