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Register for the Virtual Preservation Conference

December 1-3, 2020

The 2020 NY Statewide Preservation Conference is going virtual! December 1-3, preservationists from across New York State (and beyond) will gather on zoom to network, share new ideas, present successful projects, and discuss the challenges that our older communities face. Be sure to visit the Conference website to see the full lineup and register–for just $25!

Highlights include:

  • Opening plenaries with panel discussions on Identifying and Tackling Implicit Bias in Preservation
  • A crafting workshop in which participants will discuss preservationists in their communities and how the movement can continue to evolve
  • AIA/CES and AICP continuing education credits for architects and planners!
  • Scholarships available, click here for details.

The NY Statewide Preservation Conference is sponsored by:

Registration & details

Conference Lightning Round: Call for proposals!

One of the new elements that we’re excited about are the Lightning Round presentations that will close out the first night of the Conference. Lightning Rounds will be a series of 10 short and fast-paced presentations. Each presentation has a strict 6-minute time limit. We want your ideas for these rapid-fire presentations! 

As far as topics, anything goes (as long as it’s at least tangentially related to historic preservation, community revitalization, architecture, planning, landscape architecture, etc.). Priority will be given to proposals that present new concepts, that challenge traditional preservation methods, that focus on the history and places of traditionally under-represented communities, or that elevate new voices in preservation.

Deadline to submit: November 6th at midnight

Submit your idea here

Tomorrow! Rochester's Great Architects

Tomorrow (Wednesday 10/28) evening on zoom: our Young Urban Preservationists present one of their most popular classes, Rochester’s Great Architects. Ever wonder who was responsible for designing some of your favorite buildings in Rochester? This class will provide a brief introduction to the many local architects and their buildings that have shaped the city we all know and love today. Learn about the designers responsible for City Hall to the Liberty Pole and some houses too, with lots of eye-candy visuals, some fun facts, and maybe even a bit of historical gossip!

Architects: 2 AIA/CES LUs through AIA Rochester are available.


Free virtual program celebrates voting, women’s rights, local history

The modern chamber music quintet fivebyfive, The Landmark Society, and The Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood Association have teamed up to present For the Future: The Susan B. Anthony Historic District (music, art and action), on Sunday, November 8th at 2 PM.

This public program combines online activities and a socially distanced neighborhood walk to commemorate the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment in New York State, to mark the bi-centennial celebration of Susan B. Anthony’s birth, and to honor the memory of Susan B. Anthony neighborhood resident Lisa Hoffman, whose parents, Dan and Barbara Hoffman have contributed to the preservation district for more than 40 years.

Sponsored by a Humanities New York Action Grant with additional support from Rochester Institute of Technology Performing Arts, For the Future: The Susan B. Anthony Historic District (music, art and action) is free, with pre-registration required. Click the button below.

Free Registration here

Introducing a new program

Old House Help is a new program designed to help homeowners navigate old house maintenance and care. If you own and live in a home in a National Register Historic District, you can now hire us to complete your NYS Historic Homeowners Tax Credit application. And, if you live in a City of Rochester Preservation District, you can hire us to prepare your application for a Certificate of Appropriateness and present to the City of Rochester Preservation Board.

Thanks to generous support from our sponsor, Esther Krakower REALTOR GRI CRS CRB CRP e-PRO, HUNT Real Estate ERA, we are also offering scholarships to cover the cost of our services for those who meet certain income restrictions. Visit our website to learn more!

Old House Help is sponsored by:

Learn more

Thank you for a successful Tour!

THANK YOU! The Landmark Society 50th Anniversary (Virtual) House and Garden Tour was a great success! We heard “Loved the personal approach” “Beautiful video” “Great not to worry about weather or looking over people’s shoulders”

We will continue to bring innovative programming like this tour to the community.

Title Sponsor and Honorary Chair


House Sponsor

Event Sponsors

CSTM Corp.

EFPR Group

Canandaigua National Bank

Jane Parker & Fran Cosentino

Additional Sponsors

Marshall Boxes

Pike Stained Glass Studios

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

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