January 29, 2014 Landmark Alerts

Walk the Walk Public Performance Announced


Walk the Walk: Encounters with Rochester’s African-American Ancestors is a theatrical presentation that is entertaining, funny, touching – and all based on the real lives of past Rochesterians. A free performance for the general public will be held on Friday, February 7th at 7:00 p.m. at Memorial AME Zion Church (549 Clarissa St.). This event is FREE and open to the public. >>Visit our Events Calendar for complete details.

If you are interested in the morning school programs, contact Cindy Boyer, Director of Public Programs at cboyer@landmark.layer8group.com or 585 546-7029 x12.

Grants Awarded to 19th Ward and Landmark Society Will Help in Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts


Three recently awarded grants will support efforts to nominate four areas in Rochester’s 19th Ward for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The designation would mean qualified homeowners would be eligible for the New York State Historic Homeowner Tax Credits when making a range of home repairs that meet specific criteria.

The grants include an $18,000 historical preservation grant from Rochester Area Community Foundation to the 19th Ward Community Association as well as $10,000 from The Preservation League of New York State and $5,000 from the National Trust For Historic Preservation awarded to The Landmark Society of Western New York. All grants will support the costs of preparing several State and National Register of Historic Places nominations for areas in the 19th Ward. Click here to read the full press release.

Historic Hudson River Valley Sojourn

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Come experience one of North America’s most historic and scenic destinations, the Hudson River Valley!  Join Executive Director, Wayne Goodman, as we travel to the highlands section, exploring the architecture of the “Gilded Age” of the valley from September 15 through 18, 2014. Highlights include: Wilderstein, a remarkable Victorian estate in Rhinebeck; Springwood, the ancestral home of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s family;  Lindenwald, the home of President Martin Van Buren; and a stay at Mohonk Mountain House, a National Historic Landmark resort tucked away atop the Shawangunk Ridge of the Catskill Mountains.

>>Click here for complete details and registration forms.

Technical Assistance Grants Available through Preservation League of NYS

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Applications are now available to eligible municipalities and not-for-profit organizations to compete for Technical Assistance Grants (TAG), a statewide program of the Preservation League of New York State and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).

Not-for-profit arts/cultural groups and municipalities managing arts/cultural facilities are encouraged to apply. The applicant group may apply for short-term, discrete projects that advance the preservation of historic sites, museums, opera houses and theaters, arts facilities and other culturally important institutions that are located in historic buildings and structures that are open to the public. These professional studies include: building conditions surveys, engineering/structural analyses, feasibility/reuse studies and specialized building conservation studies.

The year’s first application deadline is March 3, 2014. A second round will be due on August 25, 2014. Prospective applicants must first discuss their project with League staff. For Western and Central New York including the Southern Tier, contact Tania Werbizky at 607-257-6510. Visit the Preservation League’s website for more information.