World’s Oldest Enduring Democracy
Culture and History ExhibitsThe Seneca-Iroquois National Museum on 814 Broad Street in Salamanca, New York, showcases both permanent and temporary exhibits that introduce visitors to the culture and history of the Onöndowa’ga:’ and Hodinöhsö:ni’. Here you will learn about the Great Law, the oldest, enduring democracy in the world.
Exhibits include a partially reconstructed longhouse which introduces you to life in that type of home, where families slept and how they kept warm in harsh winters.Visitors will also learn about the eight animals and birds that represent the tribe’s clans, as well as why the clan system is very important, not only as a connection to their past, but also to their future.
The museum also houses a gift shop that features Native made items such as painted corn husk dolls, jewelry, beadwork, baskets and wooden feather ornaments. On-line gift shop.
Educational, school and group tours welcome with advance notice. E-mail Terrylee.Williams@sni.org
Monday: 12 to 5 pm
Tuesday – Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
* Closed SNI holidays – call for complete schedule.
Seneca-Iroquois National Museum
814 Broad Street
Salamanca NY 14779