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Preservation Conference starts today!

December 1-3, 2020

The 2020 (Virtual) NY Statewide Preservation Conference kicks off today and it’s not too late to register! Today and tomorrow, preservationists, community advocates, architects, and planners from across New York State (and beyond) will gather on zoom to network, share new ideas, present successful projects, and discuss the challenges that our older communities face. If you miss a session, they will be recorded and will be online in 2-3 weeks.

Be sure to visit the Conference website to see the full lineup and register–for just $25!

Highlights include:

  • Opening plenaries with panel discussions on Identifying and Tackling Implicit Bias in Preservation
  • Resilience and Disaster Planning for Historic Communities
  • AIA/CES and AICP continuing education credits for architects and planners!

NOTE for registered attendees: If you registered for the Conference and did not receive an e-mail with instructions for accessing sessions, please check your spam filter / junk folder / promotions tab.

The NY Statewide Preservation Conference is sponsored by:

Registration & details

Conference Keynote: Lauren Hood

NY Statewide Preservation Conference
Wednesday, December 2nd
5 – 6:30 PM

We are so excited to be welcoming Equitable Development Strategist and Detroit native, Lauren A. Hood, to the virtual Keynote stage on December 2nd!

Lauren A. Hood is an AfroUrbanist working at the intersection of Black aspiration and city change. Applying a reparations lens to the work, Lauren employs the strategies of storytelling, visioning and relationship building to addressing a community’s past harms, present needs and future hopes & dreams.

Credentialed and experienced as both a community developer and equity facilitator, she holds space for otherwise difficult conversations that allow practitioners and citizen stakeholders to understand and value each others contributions while working toward transformational outcomes.

Click here to read a recent piece that Lauren wrote the Public Square, A Congress for New Urbanism Journal.

Full list of session descriptions & speakers

Help us save places and ROC the Day today!

Today, the Rochester community comes together to ROC the Day and we need YOU to join us. It’s 24 hours of unprecedented community giving. And it’s your chance to make a real difference right here in the Greater Rochester region.

Cap the day off with a virtual Happy Hour & Trivia with The Landmark Society and our friends at Genesee Country Village & Museum and the Rochester Housing Development Fund Corporation. All who attend the trivia will be entered to win raffle prizes (a year of GCV&M family membership, Inside Downtown Tour tickets, a leaf blower, a more!).

Virtual Happy Hour & Trivia
5:00 – 6:00 PM

>>REGISTER for Trivia tonight!

Support us!

NEW: Preservation & windows trades course with SUNY Geneseo

Historic Preservation and Rural Renewal

This three-part course series, offered in partnership with The Landmark Society of Western New YorkGenesee Country Village & Museum, and the Perry Main Street Association, introduces students to the field of Historic Preservation and Traditional Trades.

Students will learn about the history of the preservation movement in the U.S., how preservation is helping to revitalize rural communities in the Genesee Valley Region and give voice to often overlooked historic contexts (Native American, African American, women, LGBTQ+). Students will learn about the skills and trades that contribute to the field, and can participate in a hands-on window restoration workshop with a national expert in the field. Through class discussions, readings and guest talks, students will engage with real world problems and opportunities in this dynamic and growing field.

Who is this for?

  • College or high school students interested in learning more about the field of historic preservation and the traditional trades
  • Professionals currently working in the preservation field, or allied fields such as architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and museums, interested in advancing in their careers.
  • Trades professionals or others with trades skills interested in pursuing a more specialized discipline.
  • Owners of historic homes, anyone interested in historic preservation and working with their hands!

These courses can be combined for a full three credits or participants can choose to take any one or two classes:

  • Intro to Preservation Theory & History
  • Career Pathways in Historic Preservation/Traditional Trades
  • Introduction to Historic Window Restoration

Spots are limited–sign up now!

Registration & details

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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