For most of us, winter is time to hibernate and avoid the cold at all costs. But 300 years ago, the Seneca people spent this time preparing for spring and occupying themselves with various entertainments to pass the time. In honor of that, Ganondagan State Historic Site presents its Native American Winter Games and Sports, an event that allows us modern folks to experience some of the old-school winter activities. Those include snowsnake (a traditional Seneca game), storytelling, dogsledding, and snowshoe walks. There's something for everyone in the family.
This year, the games will take place at a temporary location due to construction at the main Ganondagan site. The Winter Games will be held Saturday, February 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Victor Municipal Park, 6680 Paparone Drive, Victor. Admission is free and open to the public, although there is a suggested contribution of $5 per family. For more information, visit ganondagan.org or call 742-1690.