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Newsletter, September 20, 2022:

MEETINGHOUSE RESTORATION BEGINS!

We are delighted to announce that architect Bill Brandow will give a tour of the 1816 Meetinghouse on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 2:30. Bill and two others from John G. Waite Associates will discuss their work in developing restoration plans and specifications. This work will be done with a grant for historic sites relating to the history of Equal Rights, funded through the Historic Preservation Fund, administered by the National Park Service. Come and bring friends! The 1816 Board will hold its September meeting in hybrid format at 4:00, after Bill’s program.







RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PANEL

Wood Library (134 North Main Street, Canandaigua, https://woodlibrary.org/)

September 24, 2022, 2:00 p.m.

Watching the news can be painful. So much negative news takes its toll on all of us.

Come and join us this Saturday, September 24, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Wood Library for a more positive approach to the future. Find inspiration from the work of local people for restorative justice in our world. Share energy and ideas about how we all can contribute to justice and respect for all living things.

Panel discussion will be led by Willie Bontrager, 1816 Board member. Panelists include Danny Redic from Partners in Restorative Initiatives, Shira May from the Center for Dispute Settlement, and Gwen Olton, Gandhi Center for Nonviolence.

This program will be taped by students from Finger Lakes Community College.

HISTORIAN LARRY HAUPTMAN SPEAKS ABOUT HIS 50-YEAR JOURNEY INTO HAUDENOSAUNEE HISTORY

Seneca Art and Culture Center at Ganondagan (7000 County Road 41, Victor),

https://parks.ny.gov/historic-sites/26/details.aspx

October 1, 2022, 2:00 p.m.

For fifty years, Laurence M. Hauptman, SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History, has devoted his academic career to writing about the history of the Six Nations, namely the Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, Senecas, and Tuscaroras. In doing so, he has uncovered key documents in archives and libraries from California to New York and from Ottawa, Canada, to Washington, D.C., and has conducted interviews with elders that have shed light on these nations’ histories. In his talk, he will share some of the insights he gained and made use of in his numerous writings as well as in his expert witness testimony in court and before committees of the United States Congress. Dr. Hauptman was honored by Seneca Nation of Indians who bestowed on him the name “Haiwadogêsta,” meaning “interpreter” or “he who straightens or explains the words.”

This presentation will be an historic occasion itself, one you will be honored to attend.

Dr. Hauptman will appear via Zoom to an audience assembled in the auditorium at Ganondagan.

HAUDENOSAUNEE REPRESENTATION IN ELEMENTARY EDUATION: PRECEDENTS AND POSSIBILITIES

Seneca Art and Culture Center at Ganondagan (7000 County Road 41, Victor),

https://parks.ny.gov/historic-sites/26/details.aspx

November 12, 2022, 2:00 p.m.

Nothing is more important to the health of our world than education for our children. Educator Marissa Corwin Manitowabi will describe approaches in teaching Haudenosaunee history and culture in elementary schools in New York State. She will share best current practices for teaching about indigenous peoples. If you are a parent, a teacher, or a citizen who is concerned about carrying out ideals of respect for all people in our schools, you will not want to miss this program.

ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

We are grateful to continued support from Humanities New York, as well as donations from our generous supporters to make all programs free to everyone. Programs will be videotaped and available through our website at later dates. Donations are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

LIGHT AT THE MEETINGHOUSE!

Thanks to help from electricians Jerry Johnson and Maeve Johnson, excavator Jacob Deys, and donations of materials from O’Connell Electric Company and Graybar Electrical Business—all coordinated by Board member Dave Bruinix—we now have electrical service to support all future work at the Meetinghouse. Carol Elaine Deys and Richard Deys turned on the very first electrical light inside the building on August 15, 2022. Our grateful appreciation for all those who helped make this possible.




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