Preservation Long Island has announced the launch of Preserving the Present – Collecting in the Time of COVID-19, an initiative to build a collection around the art, objects, and stories that uniquely reflect this historic moment, from the experience of Long Island’s healthcare professionals and other essential workers, to COVID-19’s impact on local businesses, workers, and those isolating and creating at home. [Read more…] about Preservation Long Island Documenting COVID-19 Pandemic
The Adirondack Park Agency will decide if the proposed final Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor UMP conforms to the State Land Master Plan. The State is planning to tear up part of the historic Adirondack Railroad line between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid for a multi-use trail. [Read more…] about Vote On Historic Railroad Corridor Set For Thursday
Traditionally, on the Saturday of Mother’s Day Weekend the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation hosts its Historic Homes Tour, their largest fundraiser of the year, as a way to celebrate the history and architecture of Saratoga Springs.
This year, due to social distancing guidelines, the Foundation will be hosting a Virtual Porch Party. [Read more…] about Saratoga Preservation’s Porch Party Going Virtual
The Goths, Visagoths, and Vandals were the infamous three tribes that sacked Rome. More than a thousand years later, during the rebuilding of London after their great fire of 1666, Christopher Wren sought to introduce the latest styles from Italy. He termed that what had burned “Gothic,” a disparaging term, similar to “vandalism” from the name of the other tribe, as a way to promote his new designs. [Read more…] about Board-n-Batten Siding: Carpenter’s Gothic Architecture
The Preservation League of New York State is offering free webinars to assist New York homeowners and commercial property owners better understand how Historic Tax Credits can benefit their preservation projects. The “Road Map to Historic Tax Credits” series will go in depth on the tax credit program. [Read more…] about Historic Preservation Office Hours, Tax Credit Webinars Planned
Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) has launched a new online programming initiative that includes videos, hands-on activities, special deals from the museum shop available for delivery, and new ways to participate and explore its exhibitions, archives, and collection.
These virtual experiences will be available on the museum’s website and shared through its social-media channels using the hashtag #MuseumsFromHome. [Read more…] about Historic Huguenot St Launches Online Programming
A DEC plan for the 119-mile Travel Corridor that runs through the heart of the Adirondack Park does not adequately assess actual and projected impacts on the Park’s public wilderness and natural resources according to the group Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve.
At issue is whether the plan complies with the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan. Adirondack Wild does not believe it does comply. The group filed comments on the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan amendment with the Adirondack Park Agency this week. [Read more…] about Adirondack Wild: Rail-Trail Plan Fails to Assess Impacts
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) Division for Historic Preservation have announced the release of the Draft Scoping Document for the Draft New York State Historic Preservation Plan (2021-2025) and Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) for public comment. [Read more…] about Comments Sought On State Historic Preservation Plan
The Preservation League of New York State, as part of a four-state coalition, has announced targeted grants to projects in the communities of Whallonsburg, Saranac Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, and Oneida. [Read more…] about Northeast Heritage Economy Grants Awarded
Grant Cottage in Wilton has announced the hiring of Colette Broestler as Manager of Marketing & Development, managing membership and donor relations as well as marketing efforts. [Read more…] about Grant Cottage Hires Marketing, Development Manager