Take a Virtual Field Trip and Learn about the Iroquois 


With the Museum closed, we’re offering virtual field trips for students to learn about the Iroquois.



We have reformatted our popular “Introduction to the Iroquois” field trip lesson for the virtual classroom so students can gain the same knowledge of the Iroquois without physically visiting the Museum. Our virtual program is normally $125, but because we understand the constraints COVID has put on educators, we are offering it from October 2020 to June 2021 for only $75.


In this 45-minute program, Iroquois educator Brenda LaForme will introduce students to her culture, history and traditions. Participants will explore the Clan system and the formation of the Iroquois Confederacy – the oldest still operating democracy in human history. Students will also discover the role of Iroquois women, investigate the importance of the environment to Native peoples, and more. Concepts will be illustrated with artwork and artifacts from the Museum’s collection and Brenda’s live commentary. Brenda will also conduct a post-lesson question-and-answer session with students.


A pre-visit guide with video links produced or vetted by the museum is included in the Virtual Field Trip. The “Introduction to the Iroquois” lesson supports the New York State Social Studies curriculum and can be adapted to suit all grade levels of participants. 


About the Presenter: Brenda LaForme is from Six Nations Reserve, a member of the Onondaga Nation, and Beaver Clan. She holds a BA in Native Studies and is skilled at traditional hand tanning and leatherwork. She joined the Iroquois Museum staff in 2018.


Cost of Lesson:           $125 Reduced to $75 for the 2020 school year. Prepaid or purchase order.


Length of Lesson:       45 minutes (30-minute lesson plus 10-15 minute Q&A)


Dates Offered:            October 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021


Days and Times:         Monday and Wednesday, at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., or 1 p.m.


Technical Needs:        Access to Zoom. The Museum will share a link to the class.


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Iroquois Indian Museum

P.O. Box 7

324 Caverns Road

Howes Cave, NY 12092


Sunday: Closed

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: Closed

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed