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Happy Holidays from The Landmark Society

The Landmark Society would like to wish you and yours a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season!

As we close out a challenging year for all, we ask you to please consider making a donation to our 2020 Annual Fund. No amount is too small. Thank you for your continued support of The Landmark Society and our work to revitalize historic places.

Make a year end donation

Sign up for our preservation & windows trades courses

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

Registration deadline is January 4th!

Registration & details

2020 Preservation Award recipients

Each fall, The Landmark Society presents awards to projects, people, and organizations who, through their dedication and hard work, have contributed to historic preservation in our nine-county area. This year’s awards ceremony took place virtually but don’t worry if you missed out–we’ve recapped each of the award recipients on our website.

View the 2020 Award recipients

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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