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Walk the Walk: Encounters with Rochester's African American Ancestors

We are grateful that we will once again be able to offer live performances of this special event in 2023. Meet Captain Sunfish, Anna Murray Douglass, Frederick Douglass and others in this dramatic and entertaining performance.

School performances will be held Thursday morning February 9th and Friday Morning February 10th. Pre- and post-visit materials are provided to classrooms.

Funding is available to assist with registration and transportation for interested school groups.  Contact Cindy Boyer at to receive more information.

More information and registration

Preserve NY Grants Open

Applications for 2023 Preserve New York (PNY) grants, offered by the New York State Council on the Arts and the Preservation League of New York State, are now open to eligible 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and municipalities in New York State. PNY grants can be used for projects that identify, document, and preserve New York’s cultural and historic buildings, structures, and landscapes.  The deadline to apply is Friday, March 31st, and all interested applicants must submit a pre-application by March 24th to receive a full application form. An online PNY grant webinar will be held on Wednesday, January 25th at 12pm (registration required).  Visit the Preservation League’s website at the link below to learn more about the program and to review the updated 2023 guidelines before submitting your pre-application. You can also contact with questions.

Learn more about PNY grants

Landmark Travels to Eastern Europe: Free Airfare Extended!

Gems of Eastern Europe River Cruise – October 4-15, 2023

Cruise the Eastern Danube on this 12-day trip, aboard an Emerald Waterways luxurious StarShip.  Visit five distinctive countries: Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania with expert guides and personal attention.  Rates start at $6,645 per person, depending on cabin selected. FREE AIRFARE if you book with a deposit by February 28, 2023!

More info about Gems of Eastern Europe

2023 NY Statewide Preservation Conference - Registration Opens 2/15

The NY Statewide Preservation Conference, presented by Rochester Colonial, is headed to the Finger Lakes! We hope to see you in Auburn, April 13-15, for thought-provoking conversations with our preservation colleagues from around the state. Registration will open on February 15th, 2023.  Sponsorship opportunities are available (contact Caitlin Meives at if you’re interested in being a sponsor.  All sessions will take place at the Emerson Park Pavilion (6843 E Lake Road in Auburn).

2023 Conference Partners: The Landmark Society of Western New York; Preservation Association of Central New York; City of Auburn; The Preservation League of New York State; and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

More information

Crash Courses in Architectural History with Rochester Brainery

Love old buildings but have no idea what you’re looking at? In these two upcoming classes at Rochester Brainery, students will get the rundown of American architectural styles from the Colonial era through present day, with a focus on local and regional examples. The February 8th class will cover the 19th century, and the February 15th class will cover the 20th century (you can take one or both!) 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. Instructors are members of the Young Urban Preservationists, an affiliate group of The Landmark Society.

Register here

Upcoming Events

February 9th and 10th: Walk The Walk: Encounters with Rochester’s African American Ancestors

February 15th-20th: Landmark Travels: Mod Week in Palm Springs

April 13th-15th: 2023 NY Statewide Preservation Conference in Auburn

April 21 – May 2nd: Landmark Travels: Tulip Time on Jewels of the Rhine

May 13th & 14th / May 20th and 21st: Ellwanger Open Garden Days (Lilac Festival weekends)

June 9th & 10th: 2023 House & Garden Tour (more info coming soon!)

Full Events Calendar

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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