Auburn Museum and Seneca Nation Cultural Center Hosting Cornhusk Doll Making Workshop for Children

Cornhusk Doll, Cayuga Museum of History and Art Collection. Photo by Chris Molloy

Come to Cayuga Museum Downtown on Saturday, June 26 for a very special Creative Explorers Saturday activity! Kristin Asche from Ganondagan State Historic Site will lead a cornhusk doll making workshop. This workshop will present the importance of corn to the Seneca people and its many uses. The instructor will bring many different examples of cornhusk items to the classroom. Your class will hear the story of The No Face Cornhusk Doll and construct their own individual doll.

This workshop will start at 10:30am at the Cayuga Museum Downtown location at the corners of Genesee St. and Williams St. in Auburn, NY. The workshop will last about an hour. The program is free to attend, but reservations are required as capacity and materials are limited. Please note that reservations are for children only. Adults are welcome to attend, but only children will be provided with materials to create cornhusk dolls. This workshop is recommended for children ages 5-12.

Reservations can be made on the Museum’s website at Cayuga Museum Downtown is located at 144 Genesee St., Suite 100 in Auburn, NY. Creative Explorers is a children’s program of the Cayuga Museum which features a monthly themed children’s activity on the final Saturday of the month. Keep an eye out for upcoming program announcements in July and August! Learn more at

Thank you to Ganondagan State Historic Site for offering this unique cultural experience. This workshop is supported by a grant from the Jim & Juli Boeheim Foundation.

About Ganondagan State Historic Site
Ganondagan State Historic Site located in Victor, NY is a National Historic Landmark, the only New York State Historic Site dedicated to a Native American theme (1987), and the only Seneca town developed and interpreted in the United States. Spanning almost 600 acres, Ganondagan (ga·NON·da·gan) is the original site of a 17th century Seneca town, that existed there peacefully more than 350 years ago. The culture, art, agriculture, and government of the Seneca people influenced our modern understanding of equality, democratic government, women’s rights, ecology and natural foods. Learn more at

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