2015-03-04 Landmark Alerts

Early Bird Conference registration now open!


Registration is now officially open for the 2015 NY Statewide Preservation Conference! In collaboration with our partners, we are excited to be bringing you a great lineup of speakers, case studies, and fun events. Our keynote speaker will be Cynthia Nikitin, Senior VP with the Project for Public Spaces. Our Conference film, Downside UP: How art can change the spirit of a placewill kick things off on Thursday, April 16th, and will be followed by a panel discussion AND a Geneva Pub Crawl (free t-shirts to the first 25 registrants)! Those are just some of the highlights. Visit our website for the full lineup and stay tuned to social media (search #NYPresConf) for more!

>>Hurry over to our website to get your Early Bird discount (now through April 1).


Spring Partners Roundup: The Next Generation


The 2015 Spring Partners Roundup will take place Tuesday, March 10th at The Landmark Society’s offices. The Partners Roundup is an opportunity for community advocates and preservation partners from around the region to gather and share their communities’ or organizations’ challenges and successes. The formal portion of the program will feature a panel discussion with The Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists, Landmark staff, and other young professionals who are active in their communities.

If your community or organization has struggled to engage the next generation, come armed with your questions—we’ll have an amazing panel on hand to brainstorm ideas and provide examples and inspiration!

Tuesday, March 10 | 6:00-8:00 PM | Landmark Society Offices | 133 S. Fitzhugh St. | Rochester, NY 14608 | FREE! | RSVP to Caitlin Meives

Old House Hacks: Windows & Doors


The Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists (YUPs) and preservation specialist, Steve Jordan, will present Old House Hacks: Windows & Doors at The Rochester Brainery next Monday, 3/9. Do you love your old house but are perplexed by its idiosyncrasies? Ever wonder why your old windows are drafty guillotines? Or how you can make your house more energy efficient without destroying its historic character? Or what’s the best way to weatherize your home? Old House Hacks has the answers to these–and more–burning questions. The Young Urban Preservationists’ Old House Hacks series will show you how, with a little patience and elbow grease, you can DIY your way to a comfortable and beautiful historic home that works in the 21st century. We’ll also give you some pointers for knowing when it’s time to call in the professionals. The first installment in the Old House Hacks series will cover Windows & Doors! >>Click here to purchase your tickets for the March 9th Windows & Doors class.