March 26, 2013 Landmark Alerts

Register now for discounted Early Bird Registration!


It’s not too late to take advantage of discounted registration for our 2013 Preservation Conference, Outside the Box: Innovative Preservation Practices for the 21st Century. Friday & Saturday, April 19-20th in Brockport.

Top preservation and planning professionals and committed community leaders reveal the secrets to making the most of historic homeowner tax credits, successful advocacy, and resourceful community planning through informational workshops, case studies, and success stories. Property owners, planners, municipal officials, and community advocates will appreciate sessions that will enable them to put these innovative preservation practices to work for them. We’ll kick off the Conference on Friday night, April 19th with a special screening of the documentary film, Courthouse Girls of Farmland.

>>Visit our website for registration and complete details.

The 2013 Preservation Conference is presented by Rochester Colonial Manufacturing, with generous support from the Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation.

April Fools’ Tour at Stone-Tolan


For one day only, The Stone-Tolan House Historic Site will once again be forced to suffer the indignities of sushi, lava lamps, and a number of other inappropriate items on display in its venerable rooms.

On Saturday, April 6th come to Stone-Tolan, and see what you can find that is out of place in the tavern room, kitchen, parlor bedroom, hallway and pantry. Some may be obvious – like the sushi. Others will be a bit more challenging (hint: what is the date on that coin?) There will be prizes!

Saturday, April 6 | Stone-Tolan Historic Site | 2370 East Ave. | $5 for adults, children FREE | Complete details on our website

Growing up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House

RM_FLW_Bixler_promo_smallA Special Multimedia Presentation by Author Kim Bixler at the Memorial Art Gallery. Hear about the joys and pitfalls of Bixler’s time in the Wright-designed Boynton House in Rochester. See a video tour with the current owners of the Frank Lloyd Wright House. Sample wines at the Memorial Art Gallery’s free wine-tasting. Enjoy tapas, wine and beer for purchase.
Thursday, April 18 | 5-8 p.m., presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. | Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. | Presentation is free | RSVPs requested: call Max at the Gallery 473-6629

Marketing Historic Homes Successfully

We’re partnering with the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors (GRAR) to offer this in-depth, two day course. Topics include the evolution of Greater Rochester’s neighborhoods, local architectural styles, prominent landmark designation, as well as, researching the history of an old house.Two guided bus tours will show you historic neighborhoods in a way that you have never looked at them before.This course is highly informative, entertaining, and provides realtors with 15 CE credits. There’s just 1 week left to register for this class! Details available on GRAR’s website.