Educational Tours and Programs
Permanent Exhibit: Cultural Arts Gallery
We offer a variety of educational tours and student programs that may be tailored to include specific content, visual arts, science and reading to fulfill several of the New York State Native American Studies Common Core Curriculum Standards. Homeschool collectives are welcome and can also receive the special group tour pricing of $2 per student and chaperones are free.
For younger groups, we have integrated a variety of engaging and interactive methods, including games, crafts, and touchable artifacts.
The Ruppets (Puppets from the Rez)
We can provide a short storytelling segment to your class tour. Select Seneca Traditional Stories will be told via the Ruppets. Please let us know if you would like this included in your tour.
Gallery Tour (60 minutes)
The gallery tour includes a tour from a Museum Interpreter who discusses topics that include Onöndowa'ga:' history, clothing, culture, tools, living quarters, storytelling and more.
Request a group tour
How to request tours and presentations:
Phone and email requests for museum tours or outreach presentations are processed through our PR/External Relations staff member Lilyan Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (716) 945-1104 ext. 7853. A request is accepted or declined based on availability of staff and prioritized on a first requested, first honored basis.
When requesting a group tour please state:
- Name of the group
- Number of children and adults attending
- Preferred dates
Onöndowa'ga:' Culture Program - Outreach Services
For groups requesting an Outreach presentation on Onöndowa'ga:' (Seneca) culture, special events, school visits, there is a fee per student, or for half day and for entire day presentations. This fee includes mileage to and from your location, which does not exceed a 60-mile radius from our location in Salamanca. Please call (716) 945-1760 for more information.