Updated: 09/25/2013 6:11 AM
Created: 09/25/2013 3:13 AM WHEC.com
Work has begun on a new art center at a state historic site that was home to a large Seneca Indian village centuries ago.
Ground was broken last week for the $10-million, 17,000-square-foot Seneca Art and Culture Center at the Ganondagan State Historic Site in the town of Victor..
The center will serve as a year-round interpretive facility that will tell the story of the Seneca and Iroquois culture and history. The building will include gallery space, a theater, gift shop and offices. Private donations are covering most of the cost of the new center, scheduled to open in 2015.
Ganondagan was the site of a thriving Seneca village before it was destroyed in 1687 by the French and their Indian allies.