NY Preservation Conference: don’t wait to register!

The 2018 NY Statewide Preservation Conference takes place in Albany April 26-28! Don’t delay–with just a little over 2 weeks left, Conference spots are filling up fast! 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.

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.

Seeking Preservation Awards nominations

What do a former dental dispensary, a beach bathhouse, two family estates in Geneseo, a lumber company, and a carpenter-contractor have in common? All were recipients of Preservation Awards from the Landmark Society of Western New York in 2017! Each year, in the fall, the Landmark Society presents several awards to projects, people and organizations who, through their dedication and hard work, have helped to promote historic preservation in our nine-county area. With the start of a new year, the Landmark Society’s Awards Committee is seeking recommendations for its 2018 Preservation Awards. Award suggestions are welcome from Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates counties. >>Click here for details.

Partners Roundup: May 8th

Our next Partners Roundup will be held on Tuesday, May 8th, at the Silver Lake Brewing Project in Perry. All Affiliate members, community advocates, and preservation partners are invited to this evening of networking, sharing, and learning. The feature presentation will be led by Mayor Rick Hauser and members of Affiliate organization, Perry Main Street Association. The topic is Development Realized Through Main Street LLC and the Arts, with an emphasis on young professional involvement. Share your community or organization’s successes and challenges with colleagues from across the region at one of the hottest businesses in Perry.

The Roundup begins at 6:00pm at Silver Lake Brewing Project, 14 Borden Ave, Perry, NY. It will be preceded by a tour, leaving from the same location, at 5:00pm.The tour will include the 2016 Five to Revive Downtown Block of Commercial Buildings and Perry’s newest business, Theatre@37. The Roundup is FREE and open to anyone involved in preservation or community revitalization at any level. >>For more information and to RSVP, contact Caitlin Meives.

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. 

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