2016-03-23 Landmark Alerts

2016 NY Statewide Preservation Conference Registration Live


The early bird catches the worm so why wait to take advantage of Early Bird registration rates for the historic preservation event in New York State? We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act with a fantastic lineup of speakers who will be examining our past successes and best practices and looking forward towards the future of preservation. Our partners in Albany and Troy are ready to welcome you into some great historic spaces as well! >>Visit our website to see the full lineup of speakers, sessions, and fun events. 


NEW! CLG Scholarships. Conference Scholarships are available for municipal staff and those who serve on municipal boards (such as Preservation Commissions, Zoning Boards, and Planning Commissions) in Certified Local Government communities. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until funds are expended, however, all applications are due Friday, April 15 by 5 p.m.. Scholarships will cover the full cost of registration and partial hotel expenses. CLG Scholarship applications will be handled by staff at Historic Albany Foundation.>>Click here for complete details and application.


April Fools Tour at Stone-Tolan Historic Site

lava lamp

Poor Stone-Tolan. Those April Fools have been at it again. The oldest site in the county has been littered with things that do not belong. We’ve got to get it set right before all the 4th grade students arrive for their field studies – we don’t want the kids to think that Mrs. Stone did her hearth cooking by the light of a lava lamp!

Help us unravel the mess they have left behind at the April Fools tour on Saturday, April 4th. Identify the things that do not belong in the 1815 tavern, kitchen, and parlor bedroom. Some will be easy (the lava lamp, perhaps?) Some will be a bit of a challenge (what’s the date on that coin?) But it will all be fun – and there will be prizes! Adult admission is $5, and we’re offering a special rate for children under 18 – free admission (no fooling!)

Saturday, April 2 | 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Stone-Tolan Historic Site, 2370 East Ave. | $5 for adults

From the Ground Up:
Forming Grassroots Organizations


The 2016 Spring Partners Roundup will take place Thursday, April 7th (6:00-8:00 p.m.) 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 representatives of community-based and preservation organizations from around the region.

The Roundup is free and open to anyone involved in preservation or community revitalization at any level. If you’re part of a small non-profit organization or just beginning to talk about forming a community-based group, this is the event for you!

>>Visit our website for complete details.