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July 11, 9:30am - 4pm

Finding Funds for Your Historic Preservation Project

The Preservation League of New York State (PLNYS) invests in people and projects that champion the essential role of preservation in community revitalization, sustainable economic growth, and the protection of our historic buildings and landscapes. Through its signature grant programs, the League has strategically invested in the rehabilitation of historic places, leveraged significant additional resources, and protected properties at the local, state and national level through landmark designations.

Coordinated by the Greater Hudson Heritage Network, (GHHN) this full-day workshop with PLNYS staff will focus on historic preservation grant opportunities and the importance of sound project planning as well as a presentation on a successful preservation project planning and funding. Register here




July 29, 2018

10 Streets that Changed America

Come see PBS’ newest documentary feature followed by lively conversation with author and journalist Eric Jaffe. This film traces many familiar routes from Manhattan to Rye including the 400-year evolution of Broadway: from Native American road, to Dutch trading route, to the home of America’s earliest public transit, to an electrically-lighted theater district known as the “Great White Way.” A cocktail reception will follow at the Jay Mansion which looks out on America’s oldest highway, the Boston Post Road. Buy tickets at $10 for JHC Members and Members of the Harvard Club of Westchester; $15 for Non-Members. Read more.

Sy Schulman Awards 2018

History & Preservation Matter!

On June 16, the Westchester County Historical Society (WHS) recognized the exemplary efforts of  its own Executive Director Katie Hite, Suzanne Clary, President, Jay Heritage Center, Rye; George Pouder, member of the North Castle Historical Society and historian of Civil War cemeteries in Armonk;  Friends of Bedford Burying Grounds, volunteers preserving and conserving Bedford’s historic cemeteries. A keynote lecture was also given by historian Field Horne. Read more.

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