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Landmark Alerts

Call for Conference session proposals

We are now accepting proposals for educational sessions at the NY Statewide Preservation Conference! For the first time, the Conference will be in downtown Syracuse, March 26-28.

Priorities for 2020:

  • Sessions that include diverse panelists/speakers, including people of color, women, LGBTQ, and youth. All panels should strive to be inclusive and represent diverse perspectives.
  • Topics that address underrepresented communities and current issues regarding social justice and equity as they relate to historic preservation (i.e. gentrification, intangible heritage, non-traditional or new preservation practices)
  • Topics that explicitly address ways in which preservation as a movement and a professional field can become more inclusive and representative.

You do not need to be a preservation professional to share your story. Whether you are a grassroots community activist, an urban planner, a non-profit organization, an architect, a neighborhood group, a developer, property owner, or a municipality, we want to hear from you! We are looking for a diverse range of topics that include everything from neighborhood advocacy and small town revitalization to complex tax credit rehab projects and place-based event planning.

Proposals are due by Friday, October 18th at midnight.

Submit your proposal

Ghost Walk: New and Revived!

25 years wasn’t enough, so we are returning with year 26 of this nighttime guided walking tour. This time we have new stories and we are reviving some of the ghosts that haven’t been seen at the event in over 20 years.

This award-winning experience leads you down an historic street, where you encounter actors portraying Rochesterians from our past. Each has an actual event from our history to relate, up close and personal. Of course since its October – you know it’s going to be the darker, macabre side of history. This is a great event for those who love theatre, history, Halloween – or all of the above.

Friday & Saturday, October 25 & 26 | 6:30-8:30 PM | Advance tickets: $15 members, $22 non-members | Tickets go on sale Tuesday, October 1st!

Get your tickets!

Travel Tours: Information Session

Come to Rochester Contemporary Art Center (137 East Avenue) to learn about our upcoming architecture-focused travel tours to Toronto, Palm Springs, and Las Vegas! Meet the Landmark Society staff that will be your adventure leaders, and get your questions answered. For more on our travel tour program, click here.

Tuesday, October 15th | 5:30 PM | Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Ave. | Please email Cindy Boyer to RSVP or with questions


Coming soon! 2019 Five to Revive!

Next week, we will unveil our 2019 Five to Revive list–a list that will call attention to historic properties and resources in Western New York that are in need of investment. The historic resources listed in Five to Revive  become priority projects for our staff and programs. We work collaboratively with owners, municipal officials, and developers to facilitate investment and foster rehabilitation so that these structures can again play an active role in their communities.

Featuring a live performance by Rochester’s fivebyfive, a modern chamber music quintet! Join us for the press conference and be one of the first to know this year’s list!

Wednesday, October 16th | 1:30 PM | The Historic Parsells Church, 345 Parsells Ave. | Click here to RSVP


Thank you to our past event sponsors!


The Landmark Society of Western New York is supported, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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