Talking Turtle Stories
Storytelling performance by Perry Ground (Onondaga, Turtle Clan)
Saturday, August 13, 2022 • 2:00 p.m.
Fenimore Art Museum • Lucy B. Hamilton Amphitheater
Included with regular Museum admission.
Cooperstown, New York – Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown invites you to enjoy an engaging, family-friendly storytelling performance by Perry Ground (Onondaga, Turtle Clan). The event takes place on Saturday, August 13 at 2:00 p.m. at Fenimore Art Museum’s lakeside Lucy B. Hamilton Amphitheater. Perry’s Talking Turtle Stories features traditional Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) stories shared in a memorable, participatory performance. The program is suitable for all ages and is included with regular museum admission. Visitors can also enjoy Fenimore’s Art by the Lake taking place on the same day.
Museum Admission: Adults (20-64) $15.00; Seniors (65+) $12.50. FREE for ages 19 and under, museum members, and active military and retired career military personnel. FREE museum admission is also available for those receiving SNAP benefits (up to 4 people) with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Discounted two-way tickets are available if you’d also like to visit The Farmers’ Museum across the street. For more information on our “Free Admission” offerings, visit FenimoreArtMuseum.org/free.
About Perry Ground
Perry Ground is a Turtle Clan member of the Onondaga Nation and has been telling stories for more than 25 years as a way of educating people about the culture, beliefs and history of the Haudenosaunee (sometimes known as Iroquois) Confederacy. Perry shares his stories in a very energetic, fun, and engaging style and makes the audience part of the story experience. Also an accomplished Educator, Perry has worked with students from Pre-K through college. The classroom programs that Perry offers are taught in the same engaging style and enhance each student’s study of Native Peoples. Perry is available to visit schools, museums, libraries, festivals, and more to share stories and programs that will educate and entertain audiences of all ages.
About Fenimore Art Museum
Fenimore Art Museum, located on the shores of Otsego Lake—James Fenimore Cooper’s “Glimmerglass”—in historic Cooperstown, New York, features a wide-ranging collection of American art including folk art; important American 18th- and 19th-century landscape, genre, and portrait paintings; more than 125,000 historic photographs representing the technical developments made in photography and providing extensive visual documentation of the region’s unique history; and the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art comprised of nearly 900 art objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures, from the Northwest Coast, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes, and Prairie regions. Visit FenimoreArt.org.