Discounted Early Bird registration through April 4th!
The 2018 NY Statewide Preservation Conference takes place in Albany April 26-28! We’ll be surrounded by grand government architecture, diverse city neighborhoods, historic parks, and amazing adaptive reuse projects. Experts, grassroots community advocates, and new voices in the preservation movement will come together in Albany to learn from one another.
This Conference is the only event of its kind in the state—a multi-day gathering for anyone involved in preservation and community revitalization. It’s an opportunity to learn, network, become inspired and, yes, have fun!
It is the preservation event in New York State and you don’t want to miss it.
Don’t forget to purchase your Preservation New York State t-shirt when you register! Designed and printed locally, on super soft, high quality Next Level shirts.
NOTE: T-shirts are only on sale through April 10th.
Presented by: Rochester Colonial Manufacturing. A Conference of The Landmark Society of Western New York, Historic Albany Foundation, Preservation League of New York State, and NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
NEW: Historic Wood Window Repair Seminar
We’re partnering with the Cobblestone Museum and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation to offer you a chance to learn the in’s and out’s of historic wood window repair. Taught by noted window specialist and author of The Window Sash Bible, Steven Jordan, you’ll get a mix of hands-on experience and classroom instruction. Our work site will be the c.1850 one room cobblestone schoolhouse (pictured above) at the Cobblestone Museum.This training opportunity is open to experienced craftspeople, contractors, homeowners, and more! If you’re looking for an in-depth training, the 4-day seminar (June 12-15) is for you. If you just want an intro, take the 1-day (June 16) option!
Landmark Society and Cobblestone Museum members receive a discount on registration. >>Head over to our website for details.
Park Avenue is Porches t-shirts are back!
Spring is officially here! Is your wardrobe ready? Get your “Park Ave. is Porches” gear and be ready for porch-sitting weather! We’re now also offering the design on a tote bag. Your purchase helps support neighborhood efforts to create a Park Avenue National Register Historic District. You’ll not only be showing your city and neighborhood pride, you’ll also help neighbors maintain the character of this historic neighborhood. Products will be printed in early April so don’t miss this limited time opportunity!
April Fools’ at Stone-Tolan House Historic Site
Visit the oldest building in the county for our family-friendly April Fool’s tour, and see it as you have never seen it before: the place will be filled with lots of things that don’t belong in the 1815 tavern room, kitchen, and parlor bedroom. Your mission will be to find all the “out of time & place” objects. Some will be easy (a lava lamp in the tavern?) Some will be a bit tough (what is the date on that coin?) …
This is a great event for adults who want a bit of a history challenge, or for families who want a fun activity. Adult admission is $5, one child admitted free for every adult. If the children outnumber the adults, its only $2 for each additional person under 18.
Saturday, April 15th | 1:00 – 4:00 PM | Stone-Tolan Historic Site, 2370 East Ave. | Details on our website