Stories from the People of the Longhouse with Perry Ground
Storyteller Perry Ground Brings Haudenosaunee Legends to Fenimore Art Museum. The Stories from the People of the Longhouse program takes place Friday, November 3 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Fenimore Art Museum located at 5798 State Hwy 80, in Cooperstown NY.
This storytelling presentation is filled with traditional legends that have been told for hundreds of years and teach about the beliefs, customs and history of the Haudenosaunee people. Ground brings the stories to life through vivid descriptions, his rhythmic voice, and active stage presence. These stories become ‘interactive’ as Perry is known to include audience members in the stories.
About Perry Ground
Perry Ground is a Turtle Clan member of the Onondaga Nation of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy. He has been a storyteller and educator for more than 25 years and enjoys teaching people of all ages about the history and culture of Native Peoples. His presentations are inclusive, engaging, and filled with cultural and historical information that audiences young and old will enjoy.
About Fenimore Art Museum
Fenimore Art Museum is a museum of American art.
It is named for the property on which it stands, land once owned by the novelist James Fenimore Cooper. The Museum occupies a 1933 mansion built by Edward Severin Clark, an heir to the Singer Manufacturing Company fortune. Following his death the building was given to the Museum by his brother, philanthropist and art collector Stephen Carlton Clark, who also gave much of the fine art and folk art collections. Stephen later turned his brother’s farm complex across the road into The Farmers’ Museum, which to this day shares much of its staff with Fenimore Art Museum.