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Landmark Alerts

Rose and Peony Weekend

Ellwanger Garden is open this weekend (June 1st and 2nd) from 12-3pm! Enjoy dozens of old fashioned roses and extravagant peonies at the historic site during this special open weekend. This perennial flower garden has been continuously cultivated since 1867, and boasts unusual plants.

Ellwanger Garden is located at 625 Mt. Hope Avenue, Rochester. Follow signs for parking at adjacent property.

A $5 suggested donation per person will help support Ellwanger Garden.

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House and Garden Tour Tickets Still Available!

The Landmark Society’s House and Garden Tour heads to the Highland Park neighborhood June 8th and 9th! Tickets are available on our website. Come see 5 private residences, tour Warner Castle, and receive free admission to Lamberton Conservatory. You don’t want to miss this opportunity: join the walking culture of the Highland Park Neighborhood on this exciting tour!

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Landmark Travels: Registration Open for Portugal and the Douro River Cruise!

We loved our first Portugal and Douro River Cruise so much that we are trying to take over the entire ship and invited some of our favorite organizations – Adirondack Architectural Heritage, NYS Puppet Festival, PUSH Physical Theatre, and Rochester Rainbow Union – to join us for our upcoming 2025 tour. From October 1st-11th 2025: this tour includes stops in Lisbon and Porto, followed by 7 nights aboard the luxurious MS Emerald Radiance cruising along the Douro River. Check out our website for more information, plus a detailed pricing guide and registration form. Book before October 31st, 2024 for free airfare!

Want more information? Join our info session in person at Warner Castle or on Zoom on June 25th. In person meeting starts at 5:00pm, online starts at 5:30pm. Refreshments will be provided! Please RSVP to Larry Francer at

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New Opportunity: Windows Workforce Applications Open

To address a growing local need for skilled tradespeople and generate new employment opportunities, we’re thrilled to launch the Windows Workforce Pilot Training Program in conjunction with Flower City Folk. We’re looking for 10-12 participants between the ages of 18 and 35 to receive paid, hands-on window repair training provided by window restoration expert Steve Jordan. Learn more and apply here!

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Walking Tours in June and July

Architecture in the Wild Tours are back! Here are some of our upcoming walking tours in collaboration with the Brainery:

And if you like walking tours: Architecture for Lunch will be starting back up June 26th with a tour of High Falls. These short walking tours are every Wednesday June 26th – July 31st! Tours meet at 11:45, check our events calendar for a full list of offerings.


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Donate to Our Annual Fund

As prices continue to soar in nearly every aspect of life—from groceries to transportation to housing—it seems inflation has impacted everything and everyone. Did you know that for nonprofit organizations, inflation hits especially hard? One of the immediate effects of inflation on nonprofits is the rise in operating costs. This includes services, goods and supplies, insurance, programming, and facility expenses, all placing a strain on a very limited budget.

Despite returning to a full calendar of events, we continue to experience lower attendance when compared to pre-Covid levels. This loss of revenue and inflation magnifies the importance of this year’s Annual Fund. Our staff team has worked on many fronts, broadening our community preservation efforts and advocacy, and reaching more people through our programming. To meet the high demand for our services, we need your monetary support through a gift to our Annual Fund. It’s not too late! Our fiscal year ends June 30th, 2024.

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June Events

June 1 and 2: Rose and Peony Weekend at Ellwanger Garden

June 5: “Architecture in the Wild” Exploring Upper Monroe” class with Rochester Brainery

June 8 and 9: House and Garden Tour 2024

June 26: Architecture for Lunch: High Falls

June 26: “Architecture in the Wild” Exploring the 19th Ward’s Architectural History 

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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