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History Sandwiched In: Seneca Nation Foodways

January 19, 2022, N/A -

Three images of piled vegetables: one of fresh green beams, one of long winter squash and one of purple and variegated dried field corn.

The Three Sisters—beans, squash and corn— were staple Native American crops.

Historic Geneva's 2022 History Sandwiched In series kicks off online on January 19, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. Curator John Marks will look at the foodways of the Seneca Nation. From maple syrup to the Three Sisters, foods developed by the Seneca people of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) play a role in many American dishes. John will explore the history of these foods, looking at the details of hunting and gathering based on written accounts and archeology from the Geneva area.

This program will be presented virtually through Zoom and advance registration is required. To register, participants should visit the program event page here. The necessary login information will be sent to registrants via email 24 hours prior to the program. For any problems with registration or to register by phone, call the Historic Geneva office at 315-789-5151. Registrations must be complete before 5:00 p.m. on January 18, the day before the program.

History Sandwiched In is a lunchtime series of short virtual-only presentations that will run during the workday lunch hour on the third Wednesday of the month in spring 2022. Presentations last about 30 minutes followed by time for questions. For more information about these programs, call the Historic Geneva office at 315-789-5151 or visit

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