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Seneca Art and Culture Center breaks ground
Victor, N.Y. -- A rain-soaked group tossed some ceremonial dirt on the grounds of Ganondagan State Historic Site Monday.
The event marked the beginning of construction of the Seneca Art and Culture Center, a 17,000-square-foot facility that will house a museum, an auditorium, catering kitchen, and more.
Around a quarter of the $11 million price tag is being covered by state taxpayers.
Governor Andrew Cuomo is pulling $3 million from NY Works initiative and $900,000 is coming in from the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council.
Rose Harvey, New Yorks parks director, says the investment will pay off.
It will be a focal point for an interpretation of the life and the history and the art and the culture of the Seneca Nation, theres none like this here and here it is on the burial grounds and on the former site of the Town of Peace and I think and I hope many, many will come and further appreciate this state historic site, Harvey said.
The center is scheduled to open in 2015.