Preservation Buffalo Niagara
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This year, we’ve streamlined and enhanced our tour season to focus efforts on our most popular tours and add some exciting new “hard hat” options.
August 2015 Tour Schedule
Our Queen City Downtown and City Hall in August will take place on the following days:
Queen City Downtown: August 8, August 14, August 21, August 22, August 28, August 29
City Hall: August 6, August 11, August 12, August 17, August 18, August 19, August 21, August 24, August 25, August 26, August 27, August 28, August 31
National Preservation Conference
PBN served as the local host for the 2011 National Preservation Conference which attracted 2,547 registrants, the most in the Conference's 65-year history. The conference produced high praise for Buffalo and the region's unique and significant architectural heritage.
August 19, 2015
On August 29th, The Chautauqua Institution's Board of Trustees will meet to decide the Amphitheater's future!
June 30, 2015
Buffalo Business First, by James Fink.
June 16, 2015
M&T Charitable Foundation has provided a big financial boost to three local non-profit preservation-oriented organizations that will allow the groups to provide land and water tours throughout the city.
The total sum of $60,000 will be allocated to Preservation Buffalo Niagara, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper and Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, so that they may continue to offer the types of tour programming that the community has come to expect from the three.
June 12, 2015
Former Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Planner brings Urban Planning, Community Organizing and Historic Preservation Background to New Position
April 13, 2015
Preservation Buffalo Niagara is launching the search for a new executive director. Applications are now being accepted by the executive search committee.
August 31, 2015
Monday, August 31, 2015, 12–1 pm
September 13, 2015
Sunday, September 13, 2015, 5–6 pm
Threats to the Reservation persisted in various forms and in the 1950s, construction began on three major projects that departed from the Olmsted/Vaux plan – the Robert Moses Parkway, the American Rapids Bridge, and the Observation Tower. Despite the changes, vestiges of the original park remained and the Niagara Reservation was made a National Historic Landmark in 1963. Beginning in the 1980s and continuing to the present, sections of the parkway have been removed or reconfigured to repair some of the damage. This tour will provide an up-close look at the key elements of the Riverway.
September 19, 2015
Saturday, September 19, 2015, 11 am–12:30 pm
The Stella Niagara Preserve was recently purchased by the Western New York Land Conservancy. The property, formerly owned by the Sisters of St. Francis, is located on the Niagara River along Lower River Road in the Town of Lewiston just north of Niagara Falls, and sits across from the Stella Niagara Education Park and Center of Renewal.