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Program at History Center to share Iroquois art of storytelling, cornhusk dolls

Posted 10/26/22

Jessica Farmer, cultural programs coordinator at the Shako:wi Cultural Center, for Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), will host a program featuring storytelling and how to make a cornhusk doll.

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Program at History Center to share Iroquois art of storytelling, cornhusk dolls

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UTICA — Jessica Farmer, cultural programs coordinator at the Shako:wi Cultural Center, for Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), will host a program featuring storytelling and how to make a cornhusk doll at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Oneida County History Center, 1608 Genesee St.

Oral traditions and legends have been passed from generation to generation, teaching communities how to live, act, and care for one another and manage during unpredictable seasons. To this day, the Haudenosaunee people do not put faces on their corn husk dolls. Those who come to the History Center will learn why.

The program takes place in the History Center’s main gallery. Admission to the program is free, but donations are encouraged.

The Oneida County History Center is a private, not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to preserving the history, heritage, and culture of the Greater Mohawk Valley for present and future generations.

For more information, contact the History Center at 315-735-3642 or visit the OCHC website at www.oneidacountyhistory.org.

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