Sweetgrass & Splint Star Workshop w/ Penny Minner

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Date(s) - 09/17/2022
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

CAP ArtSpace

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#Learn about the historic and cultural significance of Black Ash and Sweetgrass in Haudenosaunee traditional crafts!


2 Hours


All ages (yes kids AND adults!) are invited to make their own Sweetgrass and Black Ash Splint Star with Seneca artist Penny Minner. Learn about these native plants and their significance in traditional Haudenosaunee crafts. Materials were sustainably harvested in the region.

WHEN: Saturday September 17th – Session 1 is from 10:30am-12:30pm, Session 2 is from 1:30pm-3:30pm

WHERE: CAP ArtSpace in the Tompkins Center for History & Culture on the Ithaca Commons – 110 North Tioga St. Ithaca NY 14850.

PRESENTERS: Penny Minner (Seneca), Zoë Van Nostrand (The History Center)

This FREE program is open to all ages. Participants must pre-register. Registration is limited to 15 participants per session

If you have registered but become unable to attend, please contact community@thehistorycenter.net so we can offer your space to others on the waitlist.

COVID-19 POLICY – The History Center will follow the most up to date guidance from the Tompkins County Health Department. Our organization is a mask friendly space and encourage visitors to practice what is most comfortable to them regarding mask wearing. Learn more at thehistorycenter.net/health.



This event will take place in the traditional and contemporary lands of the Gayogo̱hó:nǫ’ Nation (often known by the mispronunciation Cayuga), one of the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Learn more at thehistorycenter.net/land-acknowledgement.

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