Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Ganondagan State Historic Park


The 25th Anniversary of Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor, New York will be celebrated with a season of special activities, beginning on May 1.

A new program, which is being billed as a "fieldtrip of a lifetime" will also be offered after requests from the public, and will include a Bark Longhouse sleepover.

On May 1 an opportunity  to experience life in the 1600s will present itself in the form of a raffle. 150 tickets at $100 each will be available for the fundraising raffle, benefiting FoG programming. The winner, plus nine friends of his or her choosing, will spend a night in the full-sized Bark Longhouse replica, hosted by Ganondagan’s Native American Interpretive Staff members.

This will include a meal of Native foods. For more information, visit www.ganondagan.org/Raffle/Longhouse.html. Ticket purchase info will be forthcoming.

"The Bark Longhouse and trails will be open for guided walks on May 1, and Opening Weekend (May 5-May 6) will offer a variety of special activities," the Messenger Post reports.

Do you live in the Victor area and want to help pitch in to make Ganondagan as beautiful as possible?  Than you're in luck, as Saturday morning, May 5 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. marks the day, in conjunction with the first New York State “I Love My Park Day” initiative, to volunteer  to help clean up the gardens, trails and site perimeter in preparation for season visitors.  You can visit www.ptny.org/ilovemypark to register.

Later on that day the popular community longball game starts at 2 p.m.

For a full list of upcoming events at Ganondagan, click here.

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