2016-11-08 Landmark Alerts

Celebrate with us! Tickets now available!


Preservation50 is a nationwide effort to celebrate and assure historic preservation’s future in America. What better way to close out this year than by highlighting the successes of historic preservation in our communities?

This year’s annual Jubilee “Celebrating Preservation50: NYS” will take place at the elegant Harro East Ballroom. The evening will commence at 5 pm with a free “Reflections on Preservation” presentation, outlining the past year’s accomplishments, as well as what is on the horizon entering into our 80th Anniversary year and special award presentations. The celebratory party begins at 6 pm where you will experience musical entertainment by Sunset Concerts Musicians and Disc Jockey, Jerry Falzone, silent auction, delicious hors d’oeuvres, fabulous sweet treats, complimentary wine and beer sponsored by Constellation Brands Inc. and North American Breweries, as well as a cash bar.

>>Click here for tickets!

Sunday, December 4 5:00 – 6:00 PM, Preservation Reflection & Special Awards (no charge) | 6:00 – 9:00 PM, Jubilee Celebration ($45.00 ticket required) | Harro East Ballroom


Call for session proposals: 2017 Statewide Preservation Conference


The 2017 NY Statewide Preservation Conference will take place April 6-8th in downtown Rochester. This conference will be presented by The Landmark Society of Western New York, Preservation Buffalo Niagara, Historic Albany Foundation, The Preservation League of New York State and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

In order to make this conference a success, we need your preservation projects, ideas and initiatives. Share your success stories, challenges, and new ideas with preservationists and community advocates from across the state. Submit your session proposal by Monday, November 14th (at 11:59 PM) in order to be considered. Proposals on a wide variety of topics are welcome and encouraged.

 >>Click here to see more detailed information and submit a conference proposal.

YUP Open Meeting: November 14th


Join The Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists for our November meeting! We have lots of exciting events and projects in the works and we need YOU to help execute them. If you’ve never been to a YUP meeting or event, come learn about us and learn how you can get involved. All are welcome!

We’ll be breaking into groups to plan the following projects:

  • holiday party
  • after school preservation program for middle schoolers
  • WHERE THE #&@% AM I? coaster program
  • February heart bombing
  • Summer 2017 Rust Belt Takeover
  • Bikes, Beer & Buildings 2017

Monday, November 14th | 6:00-7:30 PM | The Landmark Society, 133 S Fitzhugh St. | RSVP on Facebook

Fall Partners Roundup


Get the Word Out:
How to use social media & traditional media to tell your story

The 2016 Fall Partners Roundup will take place Tuesday, November 29th 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 professionals working in social media, news radio, and historic sites. They will provide into insight into what strategies work (and what strategies don’t) when trying to tell your historic site’s or community’s story. How do you attract new visitors? How do you get your story out there? How can you package your site, community, or project to appeal to a wide and diverse audience? We’ll discuss these questions and more!

Tuesday, November 29 | | 6:00-8:00 PM | Landmark Society Offices | 133 S. Fitzhugh St. | Rochester, NY 14608 | RSVP to Caitlin Meives

An insider’s trip to New Orleans


The travel tour for those who want to experience New Orleans like a local. In the Big Easy, mornings don’t start at the crack of dawn, the streetcar is the “desired” mode of transportation, and the Sazerac is the cocktail of choice. Plenty of free time to relax by the salt water pool at the charming Le Richelieu hotel, admire the amazing architecture in every direction you look and stop into the shops, bars and restaurants you’ll pass on leisurely strolls through the French Quarter. Don’t worry, all the hallmarks of the Crescent City are included like Preservation Hall, Jazz brunch at the Commander’s Palace and an Architectural Bus Tour by our colleagues at the Preservation Resource Center. And there will be optional tours of Art Galleries, St. Louis Cemetery No.1 and a pub crawl In Search of the Best Sazerac, if you prefer to explore with a group. With a side trip to St. Francisville that includes plantation tours (one haunted!), this is a trip you won’t want to miss. Limited spots available so sign up soon.

May 18 – May 23, 2017 | Click here for details and to sign up now!