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Seneca - Iroquois National Museum

814 Broad Street

About Us

A dream of many Seneca Elders in the 1950s and 1960s was to see an educational facility built for younger Senecas to reaffirm traditions and beliefs. They believed that the culture wasn't being carried forward. The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum opened to the public in August 1977.

The Museum offers exhibits on Seneca and Iroquois cultural ancesteral materials including, but not limited to beadwork, baskets, cornhusk objects, pottery, dress tools, and artwork.


Rebecca S.

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Absolutely amazing! Full of history! Had a great time talking with the employees and learning about them and their culture. It also made me upset...while the guide was talking I had to step aside for a second because it hurts to see and listen to how badly our ancestors were towards them. I would recommend this place to everyone young and old there is so much to learn. My husband and I would love to learn more. We felt very welcomed and they answered any and all questions we had. Thank you for putting up with us! p.s. we will be visiting again hopefully we have our kids with us. Edit* got home to Michigan and was telling my dad where we went and he informed me that my great great grandmother was Seneca. 😮😲

Jennifer Youngblood

Friday, Sep. 15, 2017
The staff was very attentive to our group. We had a small group. They were welcoming and knowledgeable. The displays were authentic and well presented. From the front building appears small, so I was surprised at the extensive collection. They are currently working on a new building location that promises to allow expansion, artisans to be on site, and enable them to bring some of the museum's collection in storage to he displayed. I look forward to seeing them in their new location. In the meantime, I would definitely visit again. I didn't have enough time to see everything.

Delmar Pelletier

Monday, June 4, 2018
Nice small museum. Will be moving to a bigger place soon..

Bruce Jen

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017
A major piece of history that cannot be brushed aside. Very nice displays and tells the story of the treatment of native Americans. Look forward to visiting again when the new museum opens in 2018.

don ptak

Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017
A great museum - one of WNY'S best kept secrets. A great place to learn about Seneca history & culture. The staff is great, polite, & helpful. The museum also hosts a lecture series & other events throughout the year. This museum puts the "living" in living history.

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