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9620 Dry Run Road
Painted post, NY 14870


Watson Homestead is a full service conference and retreat center, open year-round, serving 8000 - 10,000 guests annually.  In addition to hotel-style accommodations and meeting rooms, Watson Homestead Conference and Retreat Center has an indoor, heated swimming pool; climbing tower, historic one room schoolhouse, hiking trails, miniature golf, archery range, ball fields, covered picnic pavilion, full summer cabin area, playgrounds and a meditation labyrinth. Guests are served home-cooked, healthy meals buffet style in our dining room with a fireplace and panoramic view of 375 acres.  Call us today to book a day or overnight meeting or retreat.  Watson Homestead is an excellent location for youth, sports or organizational retreats, weddings, clergy or religious retreat groups, conferences, trade shows, banquets, seminars, quilt, scrapping, yoga and wellness retreats, team building and staff training retreats.

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Iroquois Culture: Yesterday and Today

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Iroquois Culture: Yesterday and Today

The Iroquois Confederacy, established in the 1400s, united warring nations and established peace in fertile glaciated valleys and mountains of upstate New York. Learn about the history and legacy of this remarkable culture. Journey to Ganondagan State Historic Site where Iroquois educators present their culture - past, present and reaching forward to the seventh generation. Gain a new perspective about Iroquois influences on American representational governance and environmental stewardship. Visit sites in Seneca Falls linked to the influence of Iroquois clan mothers on the woman's suffrage movement. Experience stories, music, dance and craft of the Haudenosaunee – the People of the Long House.  ($549 double occupancy / +$100 single occupancy / $449 no accommodations)  Road Scholar course # 13364.