80th Anniversary Gala

July 12th, 2017 marks The Landmark Society’s 80th Anniversary. That’s 8 decades / 960 months / 4,174 weeks / 29,220 days / 701,280 hours / 42,076,800 minutes / or 2,524,608,00 seconds dedicated to protecting the unique architectural heritage of our region and promoting preservation and planning practices that foster healthy, livable, and sustainable communities. Now that’s something to celebrate! 

So let’s do it: our 80th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser will take place at one of Rochester’s oldest downtown hotels, the Holiday Inn Downtown, on Saturday, September 9th, 2017. The evening will commence at 6 p.m. with entertainment, a silent auction & paddle call, delicious hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. Dinner, guest speaker Mr. Jim Turner, and dancing will follow.

Guest speaker Jim Turner is a preservationist, entrepreneur, and highly skilled tradesman. From giving historic restoration presentations and workshops, to helping with reconstruction in Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina, to more recently working in Kentucky where he runs a new historic restoration trades program, Mr. Turner embodies the preservation work we champion at The Landmark Society.

The evening’s music entertainment will feature The University of Rochester Midnight Ramblers and Disc Jockey Jerry Falzone.

Don’t miss this special event to celebrate The Landmark Society of Western New York eightieth birthday! Tickets are $125 individually and $1000 for a table of ten. Advance ticket sales here online only – tickets will not be sold at the door. Proceeds from this event will support the Preservation Grant Fund, Landmark Society’s historic properties and other mission based word of the organization.

Raffle tickets for a chance to win two spots on our 80th Anniversary Atlantic Crossing and Historic England trip in August 2018 will also be available for $150. This prize is valued at $14,000 – not a bad deal!

If you cannot attend but still want to celebrate our 80 years of work in the community and sustain that work for the future, please consider placing a congratulatory message in the 80th Anniversary Gala program Book for only $15.00 using the module below; the deadline for submitting your message is August 1st, 2017.


Proud to have been a member for 45 of your 80 years! Keep up the good work,  Winn Doe Sash

Robert’s Masonry looks forward to continued partnership with the Landmark Society in its next decade & beyond!   Robert A. Mason

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