Category Archives: Events

PACNY Accepting Nominations for 2021 Awards Program and Eight That Can’t Wait threatened properties list

The Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) is accepting nominations for its 2021 awards ceremony at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. PACNY’s annual awards bring recognition to owners, builders, artisans, designers, educators and activists who work to preserve Central New York’s most distinctive historic resources. 

Due to the ongoing uncertainty related to COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution for our constituents, this year’s ceremony will again be held in a free virtual ceremony. The deadline for nominations is September 24, 2021 Nominations are free, and projects in PACNY’s five-county region are eligible. Ceremony registration details will be forthcoming.

As part of this year’s virtual ceremony, a very special behind-the-scenes tour of the Hilltop House at the Stone Quarry Art Park in Cazenovia, NY. We will also be presenting the 2021 Eight That Can’t Wait, PACNY’s annual threatened properties list.

All nominations will be reviewed by PACNY’s Awards Committee and approved by PACNY’s Board of Directors. Nomination forms can be found at this link!

Send completed nomination forms to 930 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13203 or via email@pacny.net (preferred).

PACNY was founded in 1977 and covers Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Cortland, and Cayuga counties. The organization is dedicated to the preservation of the historic resources of Central New York that are essential to the cultural and economic well-being of the community. It works independently and in cooperation with other civic organizations and preservation groups to produce and disseminate information on the value of historic preservation throughout the CNY region.

2020 NEW YORK STATEWIDE PRESERVATION CONFERENCE TO BE HELD VIRTUALLY

DECEMBER 1-3, 2020

PACNY is proud to partner with the Landmarks Society of Western New York, the Preservation League of New York State, and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation to bring relevant and meaningful content to you at this year’s statewide preservation conference!

Visit https://www.landmarksociety.org/conference/

Together with our Conference partners and sponsors, we’re also stretching out the breakout sessions over two days so that you don’t have to choose between your favorite sessions. With the new Opening Plenaries on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and Lightning Round presentations Tuesday evening, we’ll have more opportunities for discussions that push the preservation field forward. Join us!

AND – don’t forget to apply for a range of scholarships still available to conference attendees!

PACNY 2020 Award Recipients

The Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Annual Preservation Awards.

  • Schroeppel Historical Society for their outstanding rehabilitation of the 111-year old St. John’s Episcopal Church, now the Schroeppel Historical Society, in the village of Phoenix
  • Andrew Simkin, Esq., Bess Simkin, Paul Barron, and Rick Petrone for excellent rehabilitation work on the Phoenix Building in the city of Auburn
  • Betsy Kennedy on behalf of the Carriage Barn Books at the Cazenovia Public Library project in the village of Cazenovia
  • Cynthia Carrington-Carter in recognition of decades of service to preservation in central New York and beyond
  • The William G. Pomeroy Foundation for the wide-ranging impact of its historical marker program
  • Johnson-Schmidt Architects and Bev & Co. for the renovation of the Barber Block in the city of Cortland
  • The Town of Smithfield, Smithfield Community Association, and the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum for their year-long campaign celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Smithfield Community Center

Due to COVID-19, the awards will be presented during a free virtual, online ceremony to be held on November 6, 2020 at 6 p.m. Details regarding how to attend and participate will be forthcoming.