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Register for the NY Statewide Preservation Conference

The NY Statewide Preservation Conference is going virtual once again! This means you can attend from anywhere in the world, including the comfort of your own couch. It also means we can bring you a wide variety of speakers—who represent grassroots advocates, experts in the field, and emerging professionals—from across the country.

This year, we’re focusing on the future of preservation. Some of the questions we’ll be asking:

  • How does preservation have to change to remain relevant?
  • What does the future of preservation look like in a post-George Floyd and post-COVID world?
  • How can we expand our preservation practice to be inclusive of the full American story?
  • Does the preservation field need to update long held standards or find ways to work creatively within them?

We hope that you will join the conversation and pose your own hard questions to fellow attendees and speakers alike. Or maybe you have answers and ideas of your own; we want to hear those too!

The 2021 NY Statewide Preservation Conference is presented by:

Register at the Early Bird rate

Inside Downtown Tour dates extended!

Ticket sales have been extended through November 7th!

The “Bonus” Inside Downtown Tour is a second IDT event in 2021. This professionally produced video will bring viewers inside places not normally open to the public, or surprises as known sites that are hidden in plain view. Places visited include the Times Square Building, Irving Place (Old City Hall – including the bell tower), The Sibley Building complex, and much more. We’ll take you up on rooftops and down in basement vaults, and other normally inaccessible places. Be prepared to be amazed and delighted by sights you never knew existed in Rochester!

Your purchased ticket will enable you to stream the video tour at your leisure from now through November 7th.

The Inside Downtown Tour is presented by:
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
The GL Group – David L. Guadagnino

Get your tickets!

Announcing our 2021 Five to Revive

On Monday, we announced our 2021 Five to Revive – a list that identifies opportunities for targeted, strategic revitalization.

Begun in 2013, The Landmark Society annually publishes Five to Revive, a list that calls attention to five properties in Western New York that are in need of investment. Whether buildings, landscapes, or structures, they are significant historic aspects of our shared built environment whose redevelopment can become catalytic projects for the neighborhoods and communities that surround them.

The irreplaceable historic resources listed in Five to Revive become priority projects for Landmark Society staff and programs. The Landmark Society works 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.

View the 2021 Five to Revive

ROC the Day with us all month long

This year, Genesee Country Village & Museum (GCV&M), The Landmark Society, and Rochester Housing Development Fund Corporation are celebrating ROC the Day with a series of virtual events. Our nonprofit organizations play a unique role in preserving our region’s diverse housing stock while creating other critical community impacts.

On three Mondays in November, each organization will host a virtual tour followed by a short trivia challenge and raffle! Registering and attending each tour gets you two raffle entries per event. Prizes include gift cards for Mayer Hardware, Happy Earth Tea, and Living Roots Wine & Co.; a family membership, tickets, and guidebook to GCV&M; tickets to an upcoming Landmark House & Garden Tour, and more!

Register for the virtual events and learn more at the link below!

Register here

LGBTQ Historic Walking Tour this Saturday

Our 6th LGBTQ Historic Walking Tour celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Empty Closet publication and LGBTQ Women’s History. An in-person tour will be held this Saturday, November 6, 4:00 PM, and will start at the corner of Harper and Wilmer Streets. There will be a reception, hosted by The Landmark Society, following the tour at the Avenue Pub, 522 Monroe Ave.

A virtual tour, including additional sites, can be viewed on Wednesday, November 10, 6:00 PM. Plan to attend both. Thanks to our partners, Evelyn Bailey of the Out Alliance, the Human Rights Campaign, ImageOut – Rochester’s LGBT Film Festival, and the City of Rochester.

Register for the virtual tour at the link below. No registration required for the in-person tour.

Register for the virtual tour

GVRR Grant Round 2 applications available

In partnership with the NYS Office of the Governor and NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, we are pleased to announce that Round 2 grant applications are available.

This program, funded by the Rochester Area Community Foundation and the Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program through the Historic Preservation Fund, administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, aims to support historic restoration and rehabilitation projects in our rural Finger Lakes and Western New York communities.

Follow the link below to learn more and register for informational webinars taking place on December 9th and January 24th. Applications will be due March 31, 2022.

Learn more

Old house interior design classes from the YUPs!

The first in a new series of Old House Interior Design classes is coming up next week! Classes are held through the Rochester Brainery and registration is available on the Brainery’s website (follow the link below).

11/9, 12/6, 1/10
Old House Interior Design: A 3-Part Series

When it comes to designing for the interior spaces of our home, it’s hard to define an authentic style we truly love, particularly for older homes. But it doesn’t have to be! Whether you own an old house or would like to discover your interior design style, this class will teach you how to honor the history and embrace the character of houses from the 1830s through the 1960s. Find which characteristics in common house styles suit your personal aesthetics and learn solutions to common old house pitfalls (like small kitchens). We’ll explore products, materials and sensitive design solutions that enhance your home’s original features – without sacrificing your unique style.

YUP Brainery classes

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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