The game known today as lacrosse blends contemporary sports innovations with the traditions and core values of “the creator’s game,” which traces its origins to the Haudenosaunee, or People of the Longhouse. Made up of Six Nations, the Haudenosaunee are the indigenous peoples upon whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. Explore stories of the birth and development of lacrosse, and learn more about the science behind the game in the newest addition to the MOST Innovation Station, “LACROSSE (dehoñtjihgwa’és).”
GRAND OPENING on Saturday, April 17 at 10 am, located in the Omnitheater Lobby.
Speakers Include: Tadodaho Sid Hill, Oren Lyons Onondaga Faithkeeper, & Betty Lyons of the MOST Foundation Board and American Indian Law Alliance Executive Director. Presentation of Tewaaraton trophy by Sarah Aschenbach of Tewaaraton Foundation.
Enjoy a live stick-making demonstration by Alfie Jacques of the Onondaga Turtle Clan starting at 10:30 am.
“The Roots of Lacrosse” Documentary screening courtesy of Honest Engine Films will be a special feature all weekend long in the Galson Issues Theater at 11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, & 4 pm.