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Nominations for the 2023 Preservation Awards are Now Open!

Nominations for The Landmark Society’s 2023 Preservation Awards program are now open through Monday, May 1st, 2023.  Our annual awards honor preservation advocates (individuals and organizations); practitioners of the traditional trades; adaptive reuse and rehabilitation projects; buildings; landscapes; and stewardship of historic properties. Past awardees include local, regional, and national preservation advocates; small businesses; commercial and religious buildings; houses and homeowners; monuments and statues; parks and gardens; craftspeople in a wide variety of disciplines; and more!  We welcome nominations from Genesee, Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates counties.  You may even nominate yourself or a preservation project you’ve been involved with (self-nominations are encouraged!)

The Landmark Society provides awards in up to eleven categories each year.  Visit the link below to learn more about each category.  Please keep in mind that you do not have to nominate a person or project for a specific award – the Preservation Awards Committee will review each nomination and determine which category is appropriate.

If you have any questions about the Preservation Awards program, please contact Becky Timmons at or (585) 537-5962.

Submit your nomination!

Gems of Eastern Europe - Two Weeks Left for Free Airfare!

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

Only a couple weeks left to secure free airfare on our upcoming cruise on the Eastern Danube!  Join us for a 12-day trip aboard a luxurious Emerald Waterways 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!

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2023 NY Statewide Preservation Conference - Registration is now live!

Join us lakeside in 2023, in the small Finger Lakes City of Auburn! At this year’s Conference, we’re going Back to Basics, exploring some of the programs and topics that are foundational to historic preservation. You’ll still get the challenging and progressive preservation content that you know and love—with a focus on a few key topics: preservation in small upstate cities, the Main Street model, preparing for New York State’s upcoming anniversaries, and the intersection of preservation and affordable housing.

With a more compact schedule (we’ll have one set of sessions with all attendees in one big room) and enhanced opportunities to pose your questions, this year’s event is designed to be a convening of grassroots and professional preservationists from across the state. Your voice and perspective will be an essential part of the conversation.

Early bird registration runs through March 14th, so be sure to secure discounted pricing ASAP!

Register here

Upcoming Events

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

March 2nd: Rochester Brainery Class: “Women in Preservation and Design

March 27th: Rochester Brainery Class: “The Rocks That Built Rochester

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

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

April 24th: Rochester Brainery Class: “Landscape Architects of Rochester

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

June 10th & 11th: 2023 House & Garden Tour (Saturday & Sunday – 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

The Landmark Society receives support from Monroe County through the Mid-Size Arts Organization Grant

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