A Big 75th Anniversary Thank You!
Last Sunday we hosted our Diamond Jubilee Celebration. Along with about 300 of our closest friends (members, donors and supporters) we celebrated 75 years of past accomplishments and the success of our new initiatives. We were also extremely pleased to announce that we exceeded our 75th Anniversary Campaign goal, raising $555,000. Thanks to you, The Landmark Society will continue to promote preservation planning practices that foster healthy, livable, and sustainable communities as we look to the next 75 years. We extend a sincere thank you to everyone who helped make the Diamond Jubilee Celebration and the Campaign a success! Visit our website to see more photos.
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.
We 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.
Volunteer writers wanted
If you’re an avid reader of CITY Newspaper, then chances are one of the first things you do when you pick up your weekly copy is flip to the back to see the week’s featured HomeWork column house. The HomeWork column is a cooperative project between CITY Newspaper and The Landmark Society’s Rochester City Living program. Designed to promote the many benefits of city living and showcase Rochester’s historic neighborhoods and housing stock, the column is brought to you each week by a dedicated team of volunteer writers. And we’re looking to add to that team! Whether you fancy yourself a writer or not, we’d love to have you. All that’s required is a love of Rochester and an interest in old houses. If hitting up open houses is one of your favorite weekend activities, this is the volunteer job for you! Email column coordinator, Caitlin Meives, to learn more.
Hudson River Valley Sojourn
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.