Otsego: A Meeting Place Open House
On Thursday, August 18, Jessica Farmer (Oneida), Cultural Coordinator from the Oneida Nation, will staff Otsego: A Meeting Place. (No tour scheduled. Tours resume August 19 at 2:00pm.)
The calm, deep waters of Otsego Lake were for many years a meeting place for Natives traveling the Susquehanna and Mohawk Rivers. Walk the Otsego Lake shoreline and learn about the early inhabitants of these waters, the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois). Explore our immersive, reproduction Mohawk Bark House and our original Seneca Log House to gain insight into the changing Central New York landscape and an appreciation for the lasting legacy of the Haudenosaunee.
The Mohawk Bark House and Seneca Log House will be open for interactive exploration and staffed with a Museum Teacher to answer your questions. Entrance to this exhibition is free with paid museum admission and for Fenimore Art Museum members.