2020 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
2020 Featured exhibition - April 2 - November 30, 2020
This thought-provoking exhibit will present individual and collaborative artistic responses from across Iroquois country that speak to who is considered Haudenosaunee and what constitutes membership. Identity/Identify explores how these definitions and designations determine access to tribal and federal resources, rights, residency options, and other components of cultural and community participation.
Cobleskill-Richmondville Student Art Exhibit
Iroquois Indian Museum presents an exhibition of selected works by 1st and 4th graders from Cobleskill-Richmondville School. Created under the instruction of art teacher Lori Mollitor, two and three-dimensional works inspired by the students’ study of Native cultures will be on exhibit in the Children’s Museum.
Early Technology Day from 10 am – 4 pm
Visitors can watch and participate in the process of flintknapping (the ancient art of making chipped stone tools), fire making, cordage 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. Think you've found an artifact? Please bring it with you and the Museum’s experts will be glad to try to identify it for you.
Saturday, May 2 from 1 pm to 4 pm
Opening Reception for “Identity/Identify”- guest speaker Drew Hayden Taylor
Sunday, June 2 pm to 4 pm
Reception for Cobleskill-Richmondville Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, July 18
Echoes of Tradition: Artist Demonstration - Anna Thompson – moccasins & beadwork
Saturday, July 25
Echoes of Tradition: Artist Demonstration - Jamie Jacobs - porcupine quillwork
Friday, August 7 from 5 pm to 9 pm
Roots, Rhythm, & Ale
Join us for a Cajun, Zydeco, Bluegrass bash! The evening kicks off at 5pm with the Trackers bluegrass band followed by the Catskill Cajun dubbed Rubber Band and wraps up at 9 pm. The event features local artisans, tasty food, and a raffle packed with gift certificates and Native art. Enjoy some high energy romping and stomping. Grab a partner and waltz away your cares, two-step it out in style, or just kick back and enjoy the tunes.
Saturday, Aug 8
Echoes of Tradition: Artist Demonstration - Marilynn Hill - fingerweaving
Saturday, Aug 9
Fingerweaving Class with Marilyn Hill. Registration required.
Saturday, August 29
Echoes of Tradition: Artist Demonstration - Teio Elijah - traditional outfits
Saturday, September 5 & Sunday, September 6 from 10 am to 5 pm
39th Annual Iroquois Indian Festival
Join us for a weekend packed with fun events the whole family can enjoy! This event features an Iroquois Art Market, Iroquois dancers, food vendors, storytelling, a children's craft station, and more! Learn more about this event.
These events are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Humanities New York, and friends and members of the Iroquois Indian Museum.