2019 Featured Exhibition 

Treasured Traditions: A Statement of Place

April 4 – November 30

The exhibit, “Treasured Traditions: A Statement of Place,” and its related programming introduces five Iroquois communities and showcases the actively practiced visual art forms that define, express, and reinforce each of their distinct community and cultural identities. ​

Cobleskill-Richmondville Student Art Exhibit

May 31 – June 14

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. 

Women of Influence: Each Block a Story

October 1 – November 30

This exhibit features an Honoring quilt from Seneca Nation territory produced through the contributions and collaboration of 47 Native women from 7 territories.  Includes touchscreen with audio stories about the women who are honored in each of the quilt blocks.


Saturday, April 13 

Early Technology Day

10am – 4pm

Visitors can watch and participate in the process of flint knapping (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 4 

Reception for Treasured Traditions: A Statement of Place

1pm – 4pm

Guest speaker, Oneida potter Jennifer Stevens.

Sunday, June 2

Reception for Cobleskill-Richmondville Student Art Exhibit


Saturday, July 6

Echoes of Tradition: The Language of Dance

Iroquois Social Dancers

Niagara River Dancers from Tuscarora.


Saturday, July 13

Echoes of Tradition: Artist Demonstration

Tuscarora-based artist Mary Clause demonstrates the creation of elaborately ornate beadwork collars, cuffs, and other items.

Saturday, July 20

Echoes of Tradition: Artist Demonstration

Kahnawake-based artist Tahatie Montour demonstrates the art of making gustowehs (men’s traditional headdresses).


Sunday, July 28

Echoes of Tradition: Artist Talk


Sheree Bonaparte discusses the relationship between quiltmaking and community at Akwesasne Reservation.

Friday, Aug 2nd

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, August 10

Echoes of Tradition: Artist Demonstration

Seneca artist Adrian John demonstrates the construction of water drums and cow horn rattles.

Sunday, August 11

Echoes of Tradition: Artist Workshop

Stone carving workshop with artist Adrian John. All materials will be provided but feel free to bring tools, stone, works in progress, etc. Open to ages 13 to adult. Cost of $60 includes materials. To register for this event please email us at: info@iroquoismuseum.org or call (518) 296-8949.

Saturday, August 17

Echoes of Tradition: Artist Demonstration

Cayuga artist Dan Hill demonstrates the process of creating traditionally-inspired silver brooches.


Saturday, August 24

Echoes of Tradition: Iroquois Social Dancers

Haudenosaunee Dancers

Saturday, August 31 & Sunday, September 1

38th Annual Iroquois Indian Festival

10am – 5pm

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.

Saturday, October 12

Opening Reception: Women of Influence 

1pm  4pm

Meet some of the artists who contributed to the Honoring quilt and learn about the inspiration and aspirations for this project.

Saturday, October 19

Make & Take Quilt Block Workshop

A multigenerational quilting workshop! Construct your own honoring quilt blocks and connect them together to create a mini-wall hanging.

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. 

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Iroquois Indian Museum

324 Caverns Road

Howes Cave, NY 12092


Sunday: 12pm - 4pm

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 10am - 4pm

Friday: 10am - 4pm

Saturday: 10am - 4pm