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Early Bird registration ends March 3rd!

Don’t delay–discounted Early Bird registration for the NY Statewide Preservation Conference won’t last forever! Here at The Landmark Society, we are excited to be heading to Syracuse for the first time and hope that you are too! Join us March 26-28 for three days of explorations, conversations, and education or opt for one of our limited registration options and join us for just 1 day, 1 workshop, or 1 Keynote and Party.

If you are joining us for multiple days, our discounted room block at the beautifully restored Marriott Syracuse Downtown ends on March 6th.

The NY Statewide Preservation Conference is sponsored by Rochester Colonial Manufacturing Corp.

Register now!

Conference Spotlight: Keynote Speaker

If you haven’t already heard the news, we are excited to present our Keynote Speaker for the 2020 NY Statewide Preservation Conference: Equitable Development Strategist, Lauren A. Hood.

Born and raised in Detroit, Lauren A. Hood brings double consciousness to the practice of community development. Being both a trained practitioner and a lifelong resident, Hood serves as a translator/negotiator between development entities and citizen stakeholders.

Through her work as an Equitable Development Strategist, Hood develops engagement frameworks, facilitates dialogues, and creates platforms that allow for the emergence and inclusion of often unrecognized place based expertise in city planning and neighborhood development processes. Through her consultancy Deep Dive Detroit, Hood produces workshops and events on community engagement, equitable development and racial justice for civic, philanthropic & institutional clients.

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Conference Spotlight: Crafting a Future for Modernism

Historic preservationist and educator, Sarah Marsom, brings her Tiny Activist Project to Syracuse and the New York Statewide Preservation Conference!

The modern design movement brought innovative ideas and new design to the American landscape. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Everson Museum by sewing a doll inspired by the building’s architect, I.M. Pei. Sewing was an integral part of the lives of many mid-century modern women, so there is no better way to pay homage to one of the most iconic modernists! While sewing Tiny I.M. Pei’s, participants will learn lesser known aspects of Pei’s life and discuss preservation of modern architecture! No experience sewing? Do not worry! This is a beginner level sewing workshop.

This workshop is free to Conference attendees and Everson Museum members. $40 for all others. All are welcome!

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Free public performance of Walk the Walk this Thursday

Meet Frederick Douglass and other African-Americans from Rochester’s past at our public performance of Walk the Walk: Encounters with Rochester’s African-American Ancestors. Experience the music, laughter, joys, sorrows, challenges overcome and inspiration offered – everything you want in an enjoyable FREE evening performance this Thursday, February 27th.

Thursday, February 27th | 7:00-8:30 PM | Memorial AME Zion Church, 549 Clarissa St., Rochester, NY | FREE!

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YUPs & East High students heart bomb vacant buildings

Each Valentine’s Day season for the last several years, young historic preservationist groups across the country – including Rochester’s Young Urban Preservationists (YUPs) of The Landmark Society – have participated in “heart-bombings”, posing for photos in front of under-utilized historic buildings with valentines to draw attention to the buildings’ potential through social and other media. This year, the YUPs worked with high school students at East High to heart bomb a few under-loved buildings near the school. The YUPs had a great time sharing their love of old buildings with an even younger generation!

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Show your neighborhood pride!

Looking for a unique, locally made gift for that special someone? Or just want to treat yourself? Our popular Park Avenue t-shirts are back–in limited quantities! These super comfy tees were designed by local artist Virginia McDonald and printed locally by Kitty Box Press. Your purchase supports the Park Avenue Historic District, which was officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places on February 20th!

Get yours now!

Thank you to our past event sponsors!


The Landmark Society of Western New York is supported, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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