January 22, 2013 Landmark Alerts

Walk The Walk: Encounters with Rochester’s African American Ancestors


In this moving collection of dramatic vignettes, African Americans from the city’s past describe the freedoms and frustrations they experienced in America’s first boomtown. Now in its 15th year, Walk the Walk is offered to the public during a single performance only, at Mount Olivet Baptist Church, 141 Adams Street, Rochester. The public performance is free and open to the public. It will take place Friday evening, February 8th at 7 PM. Visit our Events Calendar for more information.

Landmark Society Travel Tours are back!

Photo courtesy Longwood Gardens

Registration is under way for our two terrific tours. We’ve revamped our tour program and this year we’re offering you two exciting travel opportunities:

The Frank Lloyd Wright pilgrimage will take you to such masterpieces as the Darwin Martin House Complex, the Roycroft Inn, Graycliff, and have you back in Rochester well before bedtime. Our 3 night trip will lead you through the luxurious legacy of the DuPont Family in Delaware and Pennsylvania’s Brandywine Valley. Executive Director Wayne Goodman looks forward to sharing your company on one or both of these journeys. Visit the links above to learn more or register for each tour.

Funding opportunity through Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design

The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design (CIRD) is issuing a request for proposals to rural communities facing design challenges to host local workshops in 2013. Successful applicants will receive a $7,000 grant and in-kind design expertise and technical assistance valued at $35,000. The Request for Proposals is available on the CIRD’s website. The deadline for submitting a proposal is Tuesday March 5, 2013 at 5:00 pm EST.

The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design is a National Endowment for the Arts leadership initiative in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Project for Public Spaces, Inc., along with the Orton Family Foundation and the CommunityMatters® Partnership.