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PACNY Press Release – Sacred Places Symposium – November 16, 2013



September 13, 2013

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jeanie Gleisner (315) 720-7169

2013sept12_sacredplacesThe Preservation Association of Central New York today announced that it will present the first ‘Sacred Places Symposium’ on Saturday, NOVEMBER 16th, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, at 310 Montgomery Street in Syracuse, New York. This one-day event will address the many challenges and opportunities associated with some of the region’s most culturally and architecturally valued buildings and places – including insights and case studies on assessing, maintaining, funding, and reusing religious properties and sacred sites.

This informative Symposium will bring together an array of expert practitioners to discuss (in two learning tracks) the issues that can determine the fate of these magnificent community places, and the neighborhoods that surround them. Featured speakers will include experts in the preservation and planning fields, including A. Robert Jaeger, Co-Founder and President of Partners for Sacred Places, who will give a keynote address on the importance of protecting, preserving, and repurposing our Sacred Places. Mr. Jaeger is the co-author of Sacred Places at Risk (1998) and Strategies for Stewardship and Active Use of Older and Historic Religious Properties (1996), author of Sacred Places in Transition (1994), and editor (from 1985 to 1989) of Inspired, a bi-monthly magazine with news and technical articles on religious property preservation.

There will be a registration fee for the all day symposium which will be offered to the general public, with a discounted fee to PACNY members. Membership options are available at

Additional information about the Preservation Association of Central New York and the upcoming ‘Sacred Places Symposium’ can be found at

Lecture: Gustav Stickley, Central New York And The Arts & Crafts Movement


Stickley furniture on view at Everson Museum in exhibit An American Look: Fashion, Decorative Arts & Gustav Stickley. Photo: Samuel D. Gruber 2013

Gustav Stickley, Central New York And The Arts & Crafts Movement
An illustrated lecture by Dr. Samuel D. Gruber

Local preservationist and cultural heritage consultant Samuel D. Gruber will be giving a lecture hosted by Petit Branch Library on Monday, August 5th at 6:30 p.m. Detail are provided on his My Central New York blog and below:

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Petit Branch Library – Onondaga County Public Library System
105 Victoria Place, Syracuse, New York 13210

In the first years of the 20th century Gustav Stickley and his home on Columbus Avenue, on Syracuse’s Eastside, was the center of the American Arts and Craft Movement – not just for Central New York, but for the nation. Through example in furniture and architecture, and by publication of The Craftsman magazine, Stickley and his associates played a major role shaping American houses, and and equally how Americans viewed the relationship between art and life.

This talk will emphasize Stickley’s career in Syracuse, and the role played in local arts by architects Lamont Warner, Clarence S. Congdon, Ward Wellington Ward and others, as well as ceramicist Adelaide Alsop Robineau and stained glass artist Henry Keck. The talk coincides with the current exhibition at the Everson Museum of Art, An American Look: Fashion, Decorative Arts & Gustav Stickley

2013 PACNY Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to the 2013 PACNY Award Recipients, and thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate with us!

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