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Skä·noñh Center Admission Now Free for University Community
Syracuse University students, faculty and staff will now enjoy free admission to Skä·noñh Great Law of Peace Center, thanks to a new partnership with the Onondaga Historical Association (OHA).
Skä·noñh Center is a Haudenosaunee cultural center located in the Syracuse suburb of Liverpool at 6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway. The center offers a history of the native peoples of Central New York through the lens of the Onondaga Nation. Permanent and temporary exhibitions cover topics such as Creation, European Contact and The Great Law of Peace, among others.
The goal of the partnership is to “educate students, faculty and staff about the history, culture and knowledge of the Haudenosaunee people and the perspective of the citizens of the Onondaga Nation,” according to Lisa Moore, OHA executive director.
The Haudenosaunee, or “People of the Longhouse,” represent a confederacy of Six Nations: the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora. The Onondaga are considered the Central Fire of the Confederacy. The Onondaga Nation Territory is located 10 miles south of the Syracuse University.
“Our University is located in an area with a rich, multilayered history, and getting off campus and learning about that history—and how it contributes to the present day—is an important experience not only for our students, but also for our faculty and staff,” says Marcelle Haddix, vice provost for strategic initiatives. “Partnerships that allow us to engage with our community, like this partnership with OHA, are vital to Syracuse University’s mission.”
Free Skä·noñh Center admission will be available through June 30, 2024. Funding will cover individual visits as well as attendance at center programs or classes. A valid Syracuse University ID is required for admission.