2016-04-20 Landmark Alerts

Preservation Conference–the countdown begins


Just a little over 2 weeks before the New York Statewide Preservation Conference arrives in the Capital Region! There’s still time to register but don’t delay! Whether you’re a city neighborhood leader, a grassroots preservationist in a small town or big city, an urban planner, architect or preservation professional, this Conference will educate and inspire you.  >>Visit our website to see the full lineup of speakers, sessions, and fun events. 

Continuing education credits for architects are available. Scholarships are still available for participants attending from Certified Local Government communities. >>Visit the Conference website for details. To learn more about our Conference destination and all that the city of Albany has to offer visitors, please click here.



This Sunday! Celebrate Olmsted at Bridging the Canal 2016


You’re invited! This Sunday, April 24th at 2:00 p.m., The Landmark Society’s Olmsted Subcommittee will host a birthday bash for revered landscape architect and designer of Rochester’s parks system, Frederick Law Olmsted. The occasion will also be an opportunity to celebrate and showcase Genesee Valley Park’s concrete arch pedestrian bridges (listed on The Landmark Society’s Five to Revive list and the Preservation League of New York State’s Seven to Save). We’ll be celebrating with light refreshments, music, walking tours, and good company on one of the bridges, over the Erie Canal! More details to follow. >>Join the event on Facebook.

Want to learn more about Olmsted’s legacy in Rochester? Listen to Monday’s episode of WXXI’s Connections with Evan Dawson, which featured three of our Olmsted Subcommittee members.

This event is sponsored in part by the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the NYS Canal Corporation. The event is also sponsored by the Preservation League of New York State, Friends & Neighbors of Seneca Park, and the NY Upstate Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Cuba Redux

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The Landmark Society’s recent trip to Cuba was such a success that we are planning our next trip for March 16232017. As seasoned Cuba travelers we are planning an even better trip this time around. But time is of the essence–Cuba hotels are booking quickly a year in advance! Think you might join us? Please contact Larry Francer (585.546.7029 x14) before the end of May for more information.

Travel Tour: Cape May, NJ

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Join us in autumn 2016 for an all-inclusive tour to Cape May, NJ, America’s original seaside resort. Enjoy a charming seaside community like no other, with over 600 Victorian era buildings. No wonder the whole town’s been designated as a National Historic District.  Did we mention the seaside, the seafood dinners, the boat cruise, and the incredible historic resort? On this four-day, 3-night trip you’ll experience delightful streetscapes, beaches and refreshing sea air while exploring historic sites and indulging in delicious shore dinners.

September 12-15, 2016

>>Visit our website complete details and to download a registration form.