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Tickets on sale this Friday!

A beautiful, professionally produced online video tour of seven spectacular houses and gardens in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of our House and Garden Tour. Purchase a ticket to receive a special code and link, then enjoy the Tour any time between Friday night, October 9th and Sunday night, October 18th. You can enjoy the tour from the comfort of your favorite computer, laptop, or phone. You will be able to enjoy the tour in one sitting, or in smaller segments during the tour time period. Most importantly, you’ll be able to feast your eyes on a spectacular early 20th entury home in Brighton; a historic picturesque farmhouse near Brockport; a 184-year-old elegant Rochester mansion; a trendy mid-century modern dwelling; and more!

Title Sponsor and Honorary Chair


Event Co- Sponsor: Jane Parker and Fran Cosentino

Event sponsor: Canandaigua National Bank

Additional Sponsor: Marshall Boxes

Tickets on sale here 9/18

5th Annual LGBTQ Historic (Virtual) Walking Tour

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Gay Liberation Front
Resistance in the ’70s: Have we come full circle?

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) – the group that carried the movement set in motion by Stonewall Riots on June 28, 1969 in Greenwich Village at the Stonewall Inn. On October 3, 1970 Bob Osborne and Larry Fine, founders of the GLF at the University of Rochester, held the first meeting of the GLF at Todd Union on the River Campus. On October 3, 2020 at 5:30pm, the exact time of that first meeting, we invite you to meet the founding members, and hear the story of how the Speakers Bureau and the Empty Closet began. You will also hear about the harassment by students and administration toward LGBTQ students on the River campus and at the Eastman School of Music.

This 5th LGBTQ Virtual Historic Walking Tour brings us back to our roots. We celebrate the resistance begun 50 years ago that continues today in our struggle for basic human rights, equality, and justice. This 5th Historic Walking Tour will recount past experiences that are relevant to our political discourse today. We ask you to answer the question: Resistance in the ‘70’s: Have We Come Full Circle?


Fall classes from the YUPs

Our Young Urban Preservationists are offering several of their virtual classes through the Rochester Brainery this fall. Enjoy a taste of Rochester’s architecture, landscapes, and monuments while you relax at home on the couch!

Architects: AIA/CES credits through AIA Rochester are pending approval for these classes.

Tickets are available on the Brainery’s website at the link below.

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Technical Assistance Grants from the Preservation League of NYS

The Preservation League of New York State recently announced that applications are open for their Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) program. Grants of up to $4,000, with a required 20% project cost match from each applicant, are available to nonprofit groups and municipalities that own or have a long-term lease on buildings that house historic sites, museums, arts facilities, and other important institutions that serve an arts or cultural purpose and are open to the public. Applications are due Monday, October 19th.

The League is hosting a series of online presentations highlighting the kinds of preservation planning projects they fund through the TAG program. Follow the link below for details.

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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 the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature

The Landmark Society receives support from Monroe County through the Mid-Size Arts Organization Grant

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