December 11, 2013 Landmark Alerts

2014 Preservation Conference:
Call for Session Proposals

The Landmark Society of Western New York, Preservation Buffalo Niagara, and the Preservation League of New York State are partnering to bring you the 2014 NY Statewide Preservation Conference, April 24-26 in Rochester, NY.

LM-2014-conference-savedate-final_Page_1We are looking for session proposals that demonstrate the wide reach of historic preservation and the important role it plays in economic development and community revitalization. Session proposals on a wide variety of preservation and community revitalization related topics are welcome, including but not limited to: maintaining historic buildings; historic landscapes; economic development; Main Street revitalization; heritage tourism; community activism; planning; building reuse case studies, etc. Outside the box thinking and projects are encouraged!

Please click here to submit your session proposal online. Proposals are due by Monday, December 16 at 11:59 PM.

Landmark Society and local project receive State Preservation Awards


Landmark staff were proud to accept a Certificate of Appreciation from the NY State Historic Preservation Office for 75 years of service to Western New York. Pictured above with executive director, Wayne Goodman, are developers George Traikos and Katia Traikos and architect Blake Held, who received a New York State Historic Preservation award for the rehabilitation of the Free Academy in downtown Rochester.

Support the 2013 Annual Fund

AnnualFund_alertsThe work of The Landmark Society of Western New York reflects the interests and demands of the communities that we serve and our members who are committed to our mission. We value your confidence in us and we need your ongoing support, not only through membership dollars, but also through contributions to the Annual Fund. Both funding sources are critical to furthering the work we all embrace. We stand on the
shoulders of our members and donors over the last 75 years. Please help us build on their vision by making a gift to this year’s Annual Fund.

>>Click here to support the 2013 Annual Fund

Hudson River Valley Sojourn

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We’re off to that storied region of New York State which features over 300 years of history, architecture, gardens, and breathtaking vistas! This four day/three night coach tour will explore some of the most extravagant historic properties in the eastern United States when we visit 19th century estates, restored mansions, and quaint villages along this fabled river valley. You’ll get a chance to live the lifestyle also, as we include an overnight stay at the remarkable Mohonk Mountain House. One of North America’s most famous historic hotels and situated in a dramatic, fairy-tale setting amidst an 8,000-acre nature reserve, Mohonk was recently voted the number one spa resort in the United States. So, save these dates:  September 15-18, 2014 for an unparalleled experience discovering the scenic Hudson Valley. Click here for details and to reserve your spot.

Happy Holidays from The Landmark Society!

Photo courtesy Dan Dangler

The Landmark Society staff and Trustees would like to wish you and your family a happy holiday season!