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A Sense of Place: A Primer to Unlocking the History of Your Home

May 8, 2014 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Every May, our nation celebrates the preservation of historic architecture, sites and landscapes during National Preservation Month. From local grassroots efforts to national initiatives, a month-long series of programs and events take place across the country, including here in Madison County. Cazenovia’s Historic Preservation Committee (HPC), Cazenovia Preservation Foundation (CPF), the Cazenovia Public Library and Lorenzo State Historic Site have partnered this year to host a series of engaging and educational events focusing on the cultural heritage of historic Cazenovia. All programs are free and open to the public.

The kick-off event for the celebration in Cazenovia is A Sense of Place: A Primer to Unlocking the History of Your Home on Thursday, May 8 and is sponsored by Lorenzo State Historic Site and made possible by The Friends of Lorenzo. Cynthia Howk, Architectural Research  Coordinator at the Landmarks Society of Western NY, one of the oldest and most active preservation organizations in America, will offer a step-by-step presentation on how to go about researching one’s historic home. Ms. Howk will then be joined by Madison County Historian Matt Urtz, Cazenovia Public Library Archives Coordinator Elisha Davies, and Lorenzo archivist Sharon Cooney to discuss how the public can access and use our own local resources. In addition, CPF will have information and take applications for its Historic Building Signage Initiative.

The evening’s program begins promptly at 7:00 pm and will take place at the Cazenovia Public Library, 100 Albany Street. Please contact Diane Voss at 315-655-3200 with any questions.

From Preservation Month in Cazenovia 2014 Press Release, written by Sarah Tietje,



May 8, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Cazenovia Public Library
100 Albany St
Cazenovia, NY 13035 United States
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(315) 655-9322
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Landmark Society General
(585) 546-7029 x10
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