Stories from the People of the Longhouse with Perry Groundat Fenimore Art Museum on April 18
Stories from the People of the Longhouse with Perry Ground
Tuesday, April 18 • 6:30 p.m.
Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY
Tickets available online at Eventbrite.com: Adults: $10 members; $12 non-members / Youths (18 and under): $6
Cooperstown, New York — Join master storyteller and cultural educator Perry Ground at Fenimore Art Museum for a family-friendly performance of stories from the Haudenosaunee Longhouse. The program, Stories from the People of the Longhouse, takes place on Tuesday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the museum’s auditorium.
Stories from the People of the Longhouse is filled with traditional Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) legends that have been told for hundreds of years.
These stories teach about the beliefs, customs and history of the Haudenosaunee people. Storyteller Perry Ground will bring the stories to life through vivid descriptions, his rhythmic voice, and a very active stage presence. These stories become ‘interactive’ as Perry is known to include audience members in the stories. Elements of traditional Haudenosaunee lifestyle, pieces of historical information and lots of humor are woven into each story. Discussion about the Haudenosaunee culture and the art of storytelling is also part of this program. Not just for children, all listeners (young and old), will find this presentation captivating, highly entertaining yet very educational.
About Perry Ground:
Perry Ground is a Turtle Clan member of the Onondaga Nation of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy. Perry has been a storyteller and educator for over 25 years and enjoys working with people of all ages to teach about the history & culture of Native Peoples.
About Fenimore Art Museum
Fenimore Art Museum, located on the shores of Otsego Lake—James Fenimore Cooper’s “Glimmerglass”—in historic Cooperstown, New York, features a wide-ranging collection of American art including folk art; important American 18th- and 19th-century landscape, genre, and portrait paintings; more than 125,000 historic photographs representing the technical developments made in photography and providing extensive visual documentation of the region’s unique history; and the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art comprised of nearly 900 art objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures, from the Northwest Coast, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes, and Prairie regions. Visit FenimoreArt.org.