Enjoy a day of celebrating Western New York's history with Native American dancers, athletic & craft demonstrations, Native American food and goods.
There will be a performance by Gretchen Sepik portraying Mary Jemison, whose amazing story is one encompassing both the pioneer culture and Native America culture. Other presentations will include Native American storytelling by Barbara Bethmann-Mahooty, Native American flutes by Ken Wallace and log hewing construction by Dave Keiber. Throughout the day there will be Atlatl competitions for all ages, performances by the Native American dance team "The Seven Generation Dancers" from Salamanca and pioneer walks led by Tom Cook, historian. The day's events will take place at the Trailside Lodge.
Trailside will also be the site of a craft show and sale featuring Native American and pioneer crafts and skills. Some of the crafts and skills presented this year include flintknapping, basket making, open hearth cooking, spinning wool, blacksmithing, corn husk doll making and more.
Exhibits in the William Pryor Letchworth Museum which will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. & will highlight Native America Culture and the pioneer story of the development of Letchworth State Park and the surrounding area. The day's events will conclude with ceremonies at the gravesite of Mary Jemison on the Council Grounds on a bluff above the Glen Iris Inn and the William Pryor Letchworth Museum.