2016 Annual Fund
Here at The Landmark Society, we work tirelessly to improve programs as well as structures, and to save community assets worth keeping. The former Eastman Dental Dispensary is a perfect example of The Landmark Society’s role as a catalyst for historic preservation projects. Our organization stepped out first and placed the 1917 building on our inaugural Five to Revive list in 2013, shining a public spotlight on the need to save it. Through a committed group of partners that included The Landmark Society, the new Eastman Gardens was dedicated in September as a completely renovated apartment complex for people ages 55 and over. The building’s transformation is remarkable, to say the least.
Even some of our most beloved programs have changed, including the Statewide Preservation Conference. This well-regarded educational offering was a regional mainstay for many years, but we decided to close an educational gap and transform the Conference into a statewide event in order to facilitate an exchange of ideas, as well as encourage partnerships and collaborations. The results have been nothing short of amazing, as attendance has increased by 400% in four years. It is now the largest conference of its kind in the northeastern United States.
These types of projects and programs are only possible with your gifts to our Annual Fund appeal. Without your monetary donation, we simply can not continue the unique preservation work that is transforming our nine-county region. We help change our community for the better every day. Your support makes it all possible. Click here to support the 2016 Annual Fund.
YUP Holiday Party this Wednesday!
Eat. Drink. Be Merry. And Save Places.
Join The Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists for our third annual Holiday Party! This year, The Yards Collaborative Art Space at the Public Market will be hosting our holiday shindig. We’ll have complimentary beer and wine along with light appetizers from Cure.
Dessert is up to you! Whip up your favorite holiday sweet treat and enter it into the dessert competition. We’ll have awards for: (1) The Tastiest (2) The Most Festive and (3) The Most Preservation Nerdy. (We recommend making enough that a few dozen people can sample at least a small bite).
Wednesday, December 14th | 5:30-8:00 PM | The Yards Collaborative Art Space | 50-52 Public Market Way | Rochester, NY 14609 | Tickets: $12
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!