August 25 - September 29, 2018
Native American seed saving at the Vestal Museum.
Opening Saturday August 25, 2018: 12-3pm
Haudenosaunee Festival: September 22 @ 1pm
Come learn about seed saving by viewing “Sacred Seeds: Native American Seed Saving” on exhibition at the Vestal Museum from August 25th through September 29th, 2018. For the Haudensaunee, seeds are not just commodities to be planted for sustenance, they are sacred. When their seeds disappear, so do their ceremonies, language, songs, farming practices, and connections to their ancestors. Special guest, Lisa Bloodnick will be speaking on the importance of Native American seed saving on August 25th at 1pm.
Visit our Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Festival on September 22nd from 10am through 2pm. There will be storytelling, a wampum belt talk, Haudenosaunee food, crafts for kids, vendors, and more. It will be a great celebration of Haudenosaunee culture!
Founded in 1823, Vestal had its humble beginnings as a lumbering and farming community. Come learn the history of farming in Vestal from the large farm on Hiawatha Island to the John S. LaGrange Farm to Drovers Inn to Cold Spring Farm to Brookdale Stock farm. The Vestal Historical Society’s extensive farming collection will be on display as well as photographs of the farms that made up the town.
Come see the art of Clayton Ave Elementary School students in grades K through 5 from February 9th through March 16th. The opening reception is on February 9th from 12 to 3pm. The Vestal Museum is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 2pm, on Saturdays from 10am to 3pm, and on Sundays from 1pm to 3pm.