Explore & More Children's Museum Celebrates Iroquois Day of Sharing | Arts & Culture
EAST AURORA, N.Y.- Spend the day learning more about local Native American culture and art on Wednesday, July 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., as Explore & More Children’s Museum celebrates the Iroquois Day of Sharing. Funded by the New York State Council on the Arts Folk Art Program and Fisher- Price, the day’s activities will include several local Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) artists engaging your entire family in the traditions of their work – and even letting you try! Check out this great schedule!
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Strawberry Workshop with Vivian Bradley. Make strawberries out of felt just as a bead worker might do before they begin to work on a beaded image of one. The Haudenosaunee culture has long thought of the strawberry as a gift of the Creator. It was one of the plants brought to this world by Sky Woman who is part of the creation story.
Noon to 3 p.m. Corn Bread and Strawberry Drink made by Jill Clause Hamby. Taste traditional food of the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee).
Noon to 1 p.m. AND 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Three Sisters Planting & Storytelling with Jill Clause Hamby. Plant seeds for the future as you enjoy traditional storytelling about the Three Sisters.
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Bundled Arrows Singers and Dancers Enjoy unique demonstrations and dances by this group of singers and dancers from different nations that have come together in unity. Learn about Haudenosaunee culture and social dancing.
Explore & More, where fun & learning play together. The museum is located at 300 Gleed Avenue in East Aurora. Programs are free with admission, which is $5 per person, free to museum members, infants under the age of one and families participating in the WIC program. For more information, visit Explore & More’s website at http://www.exploreandmore.org/ , Facebook page or call the museum at 655-5131 x10.
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