PACNY Celebrates Black History Month

Join your fellow preservationists in celebrating:

The People’s AME Zion Church
Rev. Jermain Wesley Loguen
a reception and buffet dinner
in the
beautiful, historic Barnes Mansion

Mark your calendar!

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2013
Time: 5:30pm
Place: Barnes Mansion, 930 James Street, Syracuse, NY
Price: $40.00 per person

Registration/payment deadline: Wednesday, February 20

or send a check to:
Preservation Association of Central New York, Inc.
930 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13203

The reception starts at 5:30pm. This is your chance to meet like-minded folks and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a full bar featuring beverages from upstate New York. The buffet dinner by Karen’s Catering begins at 6:00pm.

Following dinner, we will adjourn to the ballroom to have a panel discussion on the ongoing efforts to save the People’s AME Zion Church located at 711 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse. This is an opportunity to support the efforts to rehabilitate an important Sacred Site, continuing our organization’s “Sacred Sites” theme for 2013.
Loguen.160The evening will conclude with a very special presentation of Rev. Jermain Wesley Loguen, set as a “Donation Party” at Syracuse’s Market Hall in June 1852. Loguen is welcomed back to Syracuse by his supporters after spending the previous winter and spring in Canada after the Jerry Rescue Incident in October 1851.

Portraying the Rev. Loguen will be Robert Djed Snead, a graduate of Monroe Community College and SUNY – Brockport. Djed is a published poet, playwright, author, storyteller and historical reenactor.

The Barnes Mansion was the home of Underground Railroad supporter George Barnes. Barnes put up $4,000 bail money ($110,000 in 2012 dollars) for two people who tried to help “Jerry” during the “Jerry Rescue.” More about the George & Rebecca Barnes Foundation


PACNY Annual Meeting – January 13

Annual Meeting, January 13, 2013

St. Patrick’s Church, 216 North Lowell Avenue Syracuse, NY  MAP

1:30 PM: Our annual meeting this year begins with beautiful harp music played by Nancy Haney in this breathtaking church. Nancy’s presentation will include a program of Irish music in recognition of our venue. The program will be a mix of traditional Irish tunes and music composed by Ireland’s great itinerant harper, Turlough O’Carolan (1670 – 1738). The music will mostly be slow airs that are melodic and stately although varying in mood from laments to love songs to marches.

2:00PM: Business portion of the meeting. Election of New Board Members; AnnualReport to the Membership by Board President Murray F. Gould.

2:45PM: Keynote address by Jay DiLorenzo, President of the Preservation League of New York State

3:30PM:  (approx) Nancy will perform for an additional 15 minutes at the conclusion of the business meeting.

3:45PM:  Attendees will adjourn to the social hall on the lower level for refreshments and a reception.

St. Patrick'sThe meeting is free and open to the public.

Free parking available in the small parking lot at the church and there is plenty of street parking.