The Mary C. Winder Community Center

Named after Native American activist, Mary Cornelius Winder, the 90,000 square-foot recreation facility will feature a pool, gym, field house, and cultural amenities (library, classroom, gallery, etc.)

May 2023 Update

All foundations are now in place, marking a significant milestone. We unleashed the steel erection skills of JPW in the atrium and Culture Core, while Schalk works on exterior framing and sheathing.  As we gear up for the much-anticipated first slab pour, our hearts are filled with reverence for Mary C. Winder's tireless advocacy.

For three decades, she fought for the Oneidas' land rights, and this center stands as a tribute to her remarkable life. Mary fought for the recovery of thousands of acres guaranteed to the Oneidas in the 1794 Treaty of Canandaigua by starting a letter-writing campaign to the federal government petitioning to make amends and give the Oneidas back their land. The Nation eventually won the land claim initiated by Mary.
Learn more here and follow along as we construct a legacy that embodies the spirit of an extraordinary activist!


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