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Sunday, June 29th – Come Join PACNY For A Summer Afternoon In Auburn!

PACNY has arranged for a special tour of the Seward House Historic Museum in Auburn on Sunday, June 29. We will take a specially-guided tour of the house beginning at 2 pm, followed at 3 by a private reception on the south porch of the house. The cost is $10 for PACNY members, and $12 for non-members.


The Seward House is one of Central NY’s most intact historic houses, with original furniture and collections that have remained intact from the early 19th century until today. The house was built by Elijah Miller in 1817, whose daughter married William Henry Seward in 1824. Seward, who served as the Governor of New York, as a U.S. Senator, and as President Lincoln’s Secretary of State, moved into the house in 1824 after his marriage. He and his descendants lived in the house continuously from then until 1951, when it became a house museum, with four generations of family furniture, collections, and memorabilia remaining intact.

Come join with PACNY as we explore this incredible look into the history of Auburn and the Central New York region, and into the lives of this prominent family. Please RSVP by email at by Thursday, June 26.

While in Auburn, we encourage you to explore more of the riches of museums and historic houses, including the Harriet Tubman House, the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, and the Cayuga Museum of History and Art.

Save the Date! PACNY 2014 Awards Ceremony – Thursday, May 22, 2014

Update: 17 May 2014 – Thank you for all of your support for the 2014 PACNY Awards Ceremony! The event is officially full. We cannot wait to share this evening with you. For those who couldn’t get a spot – we will see you next year. Or better yet – we will see you soon at one of our other events this year!

Please join the Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) for our 2014 Awards Ceremony to honor outstanding achievements in historic preservation in our community. The event will take place on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the High Peaks Club which is located on the top floor of the State Tower Building (109 South Warren Street) in Downtown Syracuse. Check back soon – more information to follow.


You can read more about the multiple awards on our 2014 Nominations Page.

PACNY Lecture – “Suffragists & Abolitionists” – 27 March 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.

Suffragists & Abolitionists: Some “Well-Behaved” Central New York Women



Thursday March 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm – Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St, Fayetteville, NY

Please join the Preservation Association of CNY as we look at some of Central New York’s noted social reformers and the restoration of their historic homes. The illustrated talk will feature Matilda Joslyn Gage, Harriet May Mills, Isabel Howland, Harriet Tubman and more!

Speaker: Elizabeth Crawford

Beth Crawford Beth Crawford is a Senior Associate & Designer with Crawford & Stearns Architects and Preservation Planners where she has participated in the preservation and adaptive use of hundreds of buildings across New York State. Beth is active with the Preservation Association of Central New York having joined the PACNY board in 2001 and previously served as a volunteer to the organization for over 15 years. Beth lives in Eastwood in a 100 year old house with her architect husband Randy Crawford and their two rescued cats.