Happy Preservation Month!

Embrace the Past, Inspire the Future: PBN’s Preservation Celebration

As the fresh blooms of May herald the arrival of spring, PBN invites you to embark on a journey through time and tradition. This Preservation Month, we’re not just reminiscing about the past; we’re actively engaging with it.

Join us as we kick off a month-long celebration with a series of events that are as enriching as they are entertaining. The month started with a preservation picnic to build momentum around our local landmark application for the historic Vaux Barn and will be ending with celebration preservation in WNY at our annual Preservation Awards Ceremony – this month’s event lineup offers something for everyone.

So, mark your calendars and prepare to be part of a movement that’s about more than just preserving buildings—it’s about fostering community.

May 12 : Echoes of the Bold: The Daredevil Legacy of Niagara, 1 PM

Oakwood Cemetery –  763 Portage Rd, Niagara Falls, NY – 14301

Join us on Sunday, May 12th at 1 p.m. for a journey through the final resting places of the fearless and the bold. This special tour will be led by PBN’s Laura Fitzgerald, Director of Operations and Grant Management, a seasoned connoisseur of 19th and early 20th-century cemeteries.

As you wander through Oakwood’s paths lined with centuries-old trees, you’ll uncover the stories of those who dared to challenge the roaring waters of Niagara. The tour promises a reflective afternoon, steeped in the rich history of the Niagara Frontier.

The Daredevil Tour is more than another walking tour; it’s an immersive experience that resonates with the echoes of the past, inviting you to become a part of Niagara’s storied legacy.

This is an Oakwood Cemetery Event. $20 per person. $15 for Veterans. Under 12 years old is free. To purchase tickets: Call 716-284-5131 between 8:30am – 4pm Monday through Friday.

May 18th : Broadway Historic District – Walking Tour, 1 PM

Meet at the Lancaster Municipal Building – 5423 Broadway, Lancaster, NY 14086

Discover the architectural treasures of the Broadway Historic District with a walking tour led by our Lead Preservationist & Architectural Historian, Brandon Kennedy. As we stroll through the Village of Lancaster, you’ll be captivated by the stories etched into the facades of the historic buildings. This tour is a must for anyone who cherishes the intricate tales of our built environment.

Tickets are $20 per person.  Sign up for tickets here

May 29th :  Homeowner Historic Tax Credit Workshop, 6 PM

Eugene V. Debs Social Hall – 483 Peckham St, Buffalo, NY – 14206

Preservation Buffalo Niagara, Preservation Studios, and Fillmore District Councilman Mitch Nowakowski are co-sponsoring a free workshop on the New York State Historic Homeownership Rehabilitation Credit. The workshop is open to the public and participants will be walked through the user-friendly application, intended to be prepared and submitted by the homeowners themselves. Owner-occupied homes in the City of Buffalo that are on the National Register, either individually designated or as contributing to a National Register Historic District, are eligible for the 20% Tax Credit. Join us at Debs Hall for an evening of education in one of Polonia’s historic taverns… and perhaps, enjoy a local beer or two while you learn. Beers and snacks will be available for purchase.

This is a FREE event but we ask you to sign up…

NY Historic Tax Credit

Register for the workshop

May 30th : Preservation Awards, 5:30-7:30 PM

Buffalo History Museum – 1 Museum Ct, Buffalo, NY – 14216

Celebrate the champions of preservation at our annual Preservation Awards. This prestigious event, held at the Buffalo History Museum, honors the individuals and organizations that have excelled in safeguarding Buffalo’s historical legacy. It’s an evening of accolades and aspirations, set against the backdrop of our city’s storied past.

Tickets are $80 for Members and $90 for Non-Members. Buy your tickets here

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events and celebrate Preservation Month with PBN. Stay tuned in June… we’ll be announcing dates for our exclusive-access photography tours.

Together, we’ll create some memories worth preserving!

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