11:30am – Membership Meeting (Members Only) This year our annual meeting will include even bigger prizes from $50 gas cards to artwork and a few surprises that you'll have to attend this event to even believe! And unlike most membership meetings and dinners, SRAC provides everything for free to our members who attend simply to say THANK YOU for supporting us year after year. So take advantage of this exclusive luncheon and stick around for the rest of the day's events as well! Please make sure that your membership is up-to-date or join today in order to attend this portion of this incredible event!
9th Annual DrumBeats Through Time Schedule:
1pm - Doors Open and event is FREE to the Public!
1:30pm: David Oestreicher, PhD :The Lenape: Lower New York's First Inhabitants - In this lively and engaging talk sponsored by NYS Humanities, David M. Oestreicher combines archaeological and historical evidence with decades of firsthand ethnographic and linguistic research among present-day Lenape traditionalists, to arrive at a full picture of the Lenape from prehistory to the present.
2:30 pm Martha Sempowski, PhD - Changing Styles of Smoking Pipes Used By Seneca Iroquois A.D. 1550-1800 - This talk will consist of a slide-illustrated overview of smoking pipes from Seneca Iroquois village sites spanning a 250 year period from the mid-sixteenth to the late eighteenth centuries. It will focus on some of the most obvious changes in the motifs and styles represented in smoking pipes, as reflected in well-dated archaeological collections curated at the Rochester Museum & Science Center. **Members and the general public are invited to bring their collections of beads and pipes for display and review at this event!
3:30pm Seneca Buffalo Creek Dancers - The Seneca Buffalo Creek Dance Group began in 1988 and is well known for being very proficient in their traditional Iroquois Social Dances. Many of the dancers in this group have won dance competitions for their particular categories at Pow Wow's across the country