Seneca Nation opens new cultural center

Posted at 10:19 AM, Nov 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-07 10:19:22-05

The Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center is officially open in Salamanca. According to Kari Kennedy-Hoag, curator of the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, housed inside of the center it was "41 years in the making." Kari is referring to the fact that the original museum, built in 1977 was only supposed to be temporary.

The new facility is also home to the Seneca Archives and out back there is a amphitheater that board member Rick Jemison says "by Spring we're going to have performances here."

The eighteen million dollar facility will give visitors a chance to get acquainted with the Seneca Nation history and culture. There's a gift shop and they are opened seven days a week for guided tours and walk-throughs. 

The gift show will offer a Holiday Market, Saturday, November 24th 11am-8pm.

Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center 82 West Hetzel St., Salamanca, NY 716-945-1760 More info available at their website.