Stories from the People of the Longhouse with Perry Ground

Cooperstown, New York — Join master storyteller and cultural educator Perry Ground for a family-friendly performance of stories from the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Longhouse.

The program takes place Friday, November 3 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Fenimore Art Museum. 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.

Elements of traditional Haudenosaunee lifestyle, pieces of historical information, and lots of humor are woven into each story. Not just for children, all listeners will find this presentation captivating, highly entertaining yet very educational. Tickets: $6 children /$10 adult members / $12 adult non-members (Tickets do not include general museum admission for adults.) Tickets are available on or at the door on the day of the event.

Fenimore Art Museum is located at 5798 State Route 80, less than one mile from the center of Cooperstown. For more information visit

 Event Info

Stories from the People of the Longhouse with Perry Ground

Friday, November 3 • 1:00 p.m.

Fenimore Art Museum • 5798 State Route 80 • Cooperstown, NY

$6 children /$10 adult members / $12 adult non-members
Tickets available on or at the door on the day of the event.

About Perry Ground
Perry Ground is a Turtle Clan member of the Onondaga Nation of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy. Ground 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

Museum Hours
Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. through December 31 (closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas). Museum admission is free for visitors 19 and under. Find more information at

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