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Wishing you a Happy New Year!

As we close out a challenging year for all, we ask you to please consider making a donation to our 2020 Annual Fund. No amount is too small. Thank you for your continued support of The Landmark Society and our work to revitalize historic places.

Wishing you the best for a safe and happy New Year!

Make a year end donation

Last week to register!

Historic Preservation and Rural Renewal

This three-part course series, offered in partnership with The Landmark Society of Western New YorkGenesee Country Village & Museum, and the Perry Main Street Association, introduces students 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 can participate in a hands-on window restoration workshop with a national expert in the field. Through class discussions, readings and guest talks, students will engage with real world problems and opportunities in this dynamic and growing field.

Who is this for?

  • College or high school students interested in learning more about the field of historic preservation and the traditional trades
  • Professionals currently working in the preservation field, or allied fields such as architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and museums, interested in advancing in their careers.
  • Trades professionals or others with trades skills interested in pursuing a more specialized discipline.
  • Owners of historic homes, anyone interested in historic preservation and working with their hands!

These courses can be combined for a full three credits or participants can choose to take any one or two classes:

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

Registration deadline is January 4th!

Registration & details

Our gift to you!

As you may know, a little over a year ago, The Landmark Society relocated to its new headquarters at Warner Castle in the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Highland Park. Before we moved in and continuing through the past year, we worked alongside Monroe County (owner of Warner Castle), as well as many talented craftspeople and contractors, to bring new life to the Castle.

Today, we are inviting you inside (figuratively, of course!) to see how far the Castle has come! Follow the link below to watch a free video tour of the Castle. Executive Director, Wayne Goodman, Board President Jim Marasco, Project Architect, Thomas Castelein AIA, and others will guide you through the restoration process.

Watch the Tour!

Architectural History with the YUPs

Presented by the Young Urban Preservation with the Rochester Brainery on Monday, January 4th

Love old buildings but have no idea what you’re looking at? In this class, students will get the rundown of American architectural styles from the Colonial era through the 19th century, with a focus on local and regional examples. Learn the names of important architectural styles common in the northeast; some basic architectural terminology; and how to approximately date the buildings you see every day. This class can be taken on its own or students can continue the fun with Crash Course in American Architectural History II – 20th Century.

Register - 19th Century

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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