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Homes for the holidays...a virtual experience EXTENDED!

Beat those post-holiday blues and come along with us on our Homes for the Holidays Virtual Experience, presented by Marshall Boxes! This event will include historical and architectural narrative highlights like our traditional tours for all our historic architecture groupies, but with an added holiday twist. For the first time, homeowners will share their favorite holiday traditions and special memories that add a unique and valuable experience when the heart of the home is shared.

As special features, you will virtually tour AIA Rochester’s 2020 design awardee, ‘casa saudade’ a converted barn, and a very rare, but highly requested public viewing of Rochester’s own Frank Lloyd Wright design, The Boynton House.

Tickets are on sale now. We’ve extended the viewing through January 23rd. Thank you for your support!

Homes for the Holidays sponsored by:

Details & tickets

GVRR grant webinar 1/24

In partnership with the NYS Office of the Governor and NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, 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 an informational webinar taking place Monday, January 24th at 10:30 AM (webinar recordings are also available at the link below). Grant applications will be due March 31, 2022.

Details & webinar registration

Best of 2021: Preservation in WNY

We were so busy at the end of 2021 that we didn’t have a chance to look back at the 2021 preservation successes until early 2022!

Thank you to everyone who supports our work; together we can make a difference in communities across Western New York. Follow the link below to see our roundup of the top 21 preservation successes of 2021!

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Landmark Travels: Tulip Time on Jewels of the Rhine

April 21 – May 2, 2023

We’ve reserved half the ship for our guests on this exciting travel tour so you will have many friends traveling together to make the trip a joy to experience. Since there are only about 90 cabins on the ship, it will still be intimate and personal. We’re also adding a special, hand-curated 3-day experience in Switzerland for Landmark guests only. They say that the Keukenhof Gardens during tulip season are the most fragrant, colorful gardens in the world, that the Rhine River Gorge is the most spectacular river vista in the world, and that Interlaken Switzerland is the most beautiful mountain scenery in the world. Let’s enjoy discovering the truth together!

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Upcoming Brainery classes with the YUPs

Classes are held through the Rochester Brainery and registration is available on the Brainery’s website (follow the link below).

2/1, 2/15
Crash Course in American Architectural History

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 (in class 1) and through the 20th century (in class 2), 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.

Architecture in Film & Media: Building the Future

The mid-twentieth century brought an era of change and innovation in most aspects of the world, from the 1950s with cake mix, transistor radios, lasers, car seat belts, and tape recorders; to the 1970s with lava lamps, the early internet, and putting a man on the moon. There were also new and amazing ideas about what cities and architecture would look like in the future. This class will review parallel development of the Modern City and contemporary media technologies that inspired representations of architecture through photography, cinema, television, and more. Focusing on the cultural forces that shaped the relationship between cities and media, we will also analyze the psychological and sociological effects media has on our perception and understanding of architecture.


Preservation League of NYS: Seven to Save nominations

Our colleagues at the Preservation League of New York State have opened nominations for their 2022-2023 Seven to Save list. The Preservation League has been helping New York State communities retain and reuse threatened sites through its Seven to Save Endangered Sites Program since 1999. Building on partnerships with groups and individuals, Seven to Save listing has been a key catalyst to the successful revival of dozens of buildings, landscapes, downtowns, and neighborhoods endangered by threats such as lack of regulatory protections, neglect, imminent demolition, and incompatible development.

This Call for Nominations will result in the listing of seven at-risk sites, which will receive enhanced attention from the Preservation League throughout 2022-2023. The League encourages applications reflecting the cultural and economic diversity of our state and its history, as well as its extraordinary heritage of architecture and design reflected in all property types.

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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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