2016-11-29 Landmark Alerts

Choose. Give. Matter. ROC the Day TODAY!


Today, the Rochester community comes together to ROC the Day and we need YOU to join us. It’s 24 hours of unprecedented community giving. And it’s your chance to make a real difference right here in the Greater Rochester region.

All funds donated to The Landmark Society today will go towards our Preservation Grant Fund. This small but powerful program helps save historic buildings throughout our region. It provides critical start-up funds to at-risk historic buildings to get preservation projects off the ground. These grants make a world of difference to the grassroots organizations, houses of worship, and small communities that receive them. Join us and make a difference.


Jubilee ticket sales end soon!


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.

>>Click here for tickets! Online ticket sales close at 5:00 PM today; phone sales close 12:00 PM Wednesday (11/30).

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 Friday, December 2nd (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.

Fall Partners Roundup TONIGHT


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