Special Events

Historic Canandaigua Treaty: 225th Anniversary

When: Mon., Nov. 11, 1:30-6 p.m. 2019

The public is invited to join the 225th anniversary of the historic, federal Canandaigua Treaty of 1794, celebrated at the location of its original signing.

The annual commemoration serves to “polish the chain of peace and friendship” between the Hodinöhsö:ni’ (Six Nations Confederacy) and the young United States. The treaty was signed by Colonel Timothy Pickering—official agent of President George Washington—and sachems from the Six Nations Grand Council. It signified peace between the two and recognized the sovereignty of each as distinct nations to govern and set their own laws. Event emcee is Ganondagan State Historic Site Manager Peter Jemison.