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Preservation Conference 2 weeks away!

December 1-3, 2020

The 2020 (Virtual) NY Statewide Preservation Conference is just 2 weeks away! 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 Keynote: Lauren Hood

NY Statewide Preservation Conference
Wednesday, December 2nd
5 – 6:30 PM

We are so excited to be welcoming Equitable Development Strategist and Detroit native, Lauren A. Hood, to the virtual Keynote stage on December 2nd!

Lauren A. Hood is an AfroUrbanist working at the intersection of Black aspiration and city change. Applying a reparations lens to the work, Lauren employs the strategies of storytelling, visioning and relationship building to addressing a community’s past harms, present needs and future hopes & dreams.

Credentialed and experienced as both a community developer and equity facilitator, she holds space for otherwise difficult conversations that allow practitioners and citizen stakeholders to understand and value each others contributions while working toward transformational outcomes.

Click here to read a recent piece that Lauren wrote the Public Square, A Congress for New Urbanism Journal.

Full list of session descriptions & speakers

Crafting Workshop: Advocating for Preservation

NY Statewide Preservation Conference
Thursday, December 3rd
10:30 AM – 1 PM

Heritage Resource Consultant and National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express Aspire Award recipient, Sarah Marsom, will lead a facilitated discussion and virtual crafting workshop on the last day of the Conference. Sarah will have you crafting as a way of reflecting on the contributions of under-represented groups to preservation, and the path forward to a more inclusive, personal preservation movement. ⁠

This workshop is included in the $25 Conference registration fee or you can register for just the workshop for $15.


New Preservation Trades Course Coming in January 2021!

Spots are limited–sign up now!

The Landmark Society, in partnership with SUNY Geneseo, Genesee Country Village & Museum, and the Perry Main Street Association, will be launching a new course series that introduces you to the field of Historic Preservation and Traditional Trades. Students will learn about the history of the preservation movement in the U.S., how preservation is helping to revitalize rural communities in the Genesee Valley Region and give voice to often overlooked historic contexts (Native American, African American, women, LGBTQ+). Students will learn about the skills and trades that contribute to the field, and participate in a hands-on window restoration workshop with national window expert, Steve Jordan.

The series will be offered as three courses during the month of January; you can choose to take 1 or 2 courses or sign up for all three!

  • Intro to Preservation Theory & History
  • Career Pathways in Historic Preservation/Traditional Trades
  • Introduction to Historic Window Restoration

Registration will be live soon. Please contact Nicole Manapol at SUNY Geneseo today for complete details and to reserve your spot!

2020 Five to Revive announced!

Last week, we announced our 2020 Five to Revive – a list that identifies opportunities for targeted, strategic revitalization. This is the eighth year that we have announced the Five to Revive list to draw attention to key priorities for revitalization in western New York. Click through to see the full list!

2020 Five to Revive

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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