On March 14, 2019 the French and Indian War fortification known as Fort Wood Creek was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Fort Wood Creek, located on the Rome Historical Society’s Fort Bull property, dates to 1756 when it was constructed by the British to replace Fort Bull after it had been attacked and destroyed by 362 French and their Native allies. [Read more…] about Fort Wood Creek Named to National Register
Cynthia S. Brenwall’s new book The Central Park: Original Designs for New York’s Greatest Treasure (Abrams, 2019), with a forward by architecture critic Martin Filler, is a virtual time machine, drawn from the collections of the NYC Municipal Archives, that takes a journey through Central Park as it was originally envisioned.
Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is set to hold their 2019 Historic Homes Tour on Saturday, May 11th from 10 am to 4 pm.
This year’s tour features nine historic homes – 46 Circular Street, 108 Circular Street, two condos at the Stone Abbey at 125 Circular Street, 172 Circular Street, 201 Circular Street, 89 Court Street, 30 North Lane, and rehabilitation in progress at 184 Spring Street. In addition to these homes, the Van Raalte Mill at 125 High Rock Avenue and the New York State Military Museum at 61 Lake Avenue, will also be featured. [Read more…] about Saratoga Springs Historic Homes Tour Saturday
The Historical Society of Rockland County has announced the Rockland County Executive’s Historic Preservation Merit Award Recipients for 2019.
Since 1991, the Historical Society of Rockland County has presented over 90 awards to public agencies, private individuals, community-based and religious organizations in recognition of their preservation efforts in the County. [Read more…] about Rockland County Historic Preservation Award Winners
The 10th Annual Southampton House Tour, “Insider’s View,” has been set for Saturday, June 1st, at the Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street, and throughout the Village of Southampton.
Tour participants will experience houses that illustrate Southampton’s unique architectural history from colonial days to present. Ticket holders also have the opportunity to tour the 1648 Thomas Halsey Homestead, Saint Andrew’s Dune Church and a historic library building.
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation, a private, grant-making foundation based in Syracuse, will officially open the next grant round of its NYS Historic Marker Grant Program beginning on Monday, April 29. The program commemorates historic people, places or things during the years 1740 to 1919. Grants cover the entire cost of the historic marker, pole and shipping. [Read more…] about Downstate Historic Sign Grants Available
In observance of Preservation Month, the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark in Peterboro will be providing two workshops on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 from 1 to 2:30 pm, and 2:30 to 4 pm, at the Land Office (circa 1804) on the Gerrit Smith Estate. [Read more…] about Peterboro Preservation Workshop on Windows and Exteriors
The Senate House State Historic Site in Kingston, NY, is set to open for the 2019 season on Wednesday April 24. The site will be open to the public Wednesdays thru Saturdays 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays 1 to 5 pm. The site is located at 296 Fair Street in historic uptown Kingston. [Read more…] about Kingston Senate House Opening Day April 24th
Each year in May as part of National Historic Preservation Month, Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation recognizes individuals and organizations who in the past year have invested significant time and money to undertake preservation projects.
The Foundation is requesting nominations of projects that reflect a commitment to preserving, promoting, and reusing historic buildings and landscapes. [Read more…] about Saratoga Springs Preservation Award Nominations Needed
The Schenectady County Historical Society has announced a number of walking tours set to begin in May. Popular tours like “Scandalous Schenectady” and “Schenectady Suds” will return this summer, along with new tours that explore hot spots like Little Italy, State and Jay Streets, and downtown Scotia. [Read more…] about New Season of Walking Tours Celebrates Schenectady