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Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH)


Contact Address Phone
Steven Engelhart
Executive Director
Civic Center, Suite 312
1790 Main Street
Keeseville, NY 12944
fax (518) 834-9225
voice (518) 834-9328 |

Center for Folklife, History and Cultural Programs Crandall Public Library

The Center for Folklife, History & Cultural Programs at Crandall Public Library is committed to original research and documentation, special collections, cultural programs, and scholarly discussion on the living and historical heritage of the region. This heritage, in all its diversity and complexity, is the core of who we are, and a fuller understanding and appreciation of its value contributes to the quality of life in our community.

Contact Address Phone
Todd DeGarmo
Director of the Center
251 Glen Street, City Park
Glens Falls, NY 12801
fax (518) 792-5251
voice (518) 792-6508 |

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE)

The Cornell Cooperative Extension educational system enables people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work. CCE programming strengthens the economic and social vitality of communities by:

  • empowering communities to be viable, dynamic and sustaining;
  • leveraging and applying private and public sector resources wisely;
  • enhancing small business development and management;
  • developing, enhancing and retaining a strong agricultural industry.

Contact Address Phone
Rod Howe
Assistant Director, Community & Economic Vitality
Associate Director, Community and Rural Development Institute (CaRDI)
43 Warren Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
fax (607) 255-2231
voice (607) 255-9510 | |

Cornell University Graduate Program in Historic Preservation Planning

The program works in the field with a broad range of individuals, agencies, and organizations to advance historic preservation.

Contact Address Phone
Michael Tomlan
Associate Professor & Director
210 W. Sibley Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
fax (607) 255-1971
voice (607) 255-7261 |

Dutch Barn Preservation Society

The Dutch Barn Preservation Society was incorporated in 1986 as a not-for-profit organization by barn owners, historians and other concerned individuals alarmed by the barns

Contact Address Phone
Ned Pratt
116 Third Street
Troy, NY 12180
voice (518) 271-6647 |

Historic Ithaca, Inc.

Historic Ithaca, Inc. was founded in 1966 to identify and preserve the historic built environment of Tompkins County for the benefit of all. We recognize that this environment is not only architecture but also the streets, trees and other elements intrinsic to our community life and shared heritage. Preservation of these elements is inevitably connected to the quality of life together, and to the economic and social well being of us as a people. Our goals are:

  • To increase awareness of the community

Contact Address Phone
Alphonse F. Pieper
Executive Director
212 Center Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 273-4816 |

New York State Historical Association

The Mission of the New York State Historical Association is to instill and cultivate in a broad public audience an informed appreciation of the diversity of the American past, especially as represented and exemplified by the history of New York State, to better understand the present. The Farmers

Contact Address Phone
Gilbert Vincent
Box 800
Cooperstown, NY 13326
The Farmers' Museum
Box 30
Cooperstown, NY 13326
voice (518) 271-6647
fax (607) 547-1404 |

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

The Field Services Bureau of the Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation is responsible for promoting the identification and preservation of the state's historic resources (buildings, structures, objects, districts, and archeological sites). To accomplish this, the Bureau administers the State and National Registers of Historic Places, the historic resources survey at the state level, the federal Investment Tax Credit, the Certified Local Government program, state preservation grants, state and federal environmental reviews, and related technical assistance to agencies, organizations, and individuals throughout New York State.

Contact Address Phone
Cynthia Blakemore
Field Services Bureau Peebles Island
P.O. Box 189
Waterford, NY 12188
fax (518) 233-9049
voice (518) 237-8643 |

Newark Valley Historical Society (NVHS)

Operates both the Bement-Billings Farmstead and Newark Valley Depot. Preserve, protect and acquire history as it relates to Northern Tioga County. Educate the public regarding its importance.

Contact Address Phone
Ed Nizalowski
Chairman, Board of TrusteesKim Mayhew
Education Director
P.O. Box 222
Ithaca, NY 14850
fax (607) 642-9516
voice (607) 642-9516 |

Preservation League of New York State

The Preservation League of New York State is the only statewide, not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to the protection of New York

Contact Address Phone
Tania G. Werbizky
Director, Technical and Grant Programs
44 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
voice (518) 462-5658 / (607) 272-6510
fax (518) 462-5684 / (607) 272-6510 |

Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA)

The Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities is a non-profit organization devoted to the preservation and interpretation of Long Island

Contact Address Phone
Joel Snodgrass
Development Officer / Project Coordinator
P.O. Box 148
Cold Springs Harbor, NY 11724
voice (631) 692-4664
fax (631) 692-5265 |

SUNY Alfred State College Historic Restoration & Renovation Institute

Alfred State has a new Historic Restoration and Renovation Institute. Leon Buckwalter, a specialist in the restoration of timber-framed structures, has been named director. For 30 years, he says, the thrust of preservation has been in architecture and planning. Now, the challenge is finding people qualified "to do the actual work" of restoration. The program will emphasize use of materials and techniques appropriate to the period of projects and draw on the expertise of the college's carpentry and masonry programs. Start-up funding is being provided by the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Cattaraugus Local Development Corp.

Contact Address Phone
Leon Buckwalter

The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, Inc.

Founded in 1969, The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization working to protect the natural resources of the Catskill mountain region of New York State while fostering appropriate and sustainable economic development. The Catskill Center

Contact Address Phone
Alan White
Executive Director
Route 28
Arkville, NY 12406
voice (845) 586-2611 |

Traditional Timberframers

We support all efforts to preserve our timberframe heritage. In adapting old barns for reuse, we believe it is important to preserve as much of the barn as possible in its new configuration including the original fabric of the building as well as the traditional technology that was used in its construction. We think it is important to preserve the barns of New York as a unique part of our American heritage.

TTRAG Goals:

  • To save and/or survey old and traditionally timber-framed buildings.
  • To develop a survey form and checklist to be used by members and others in cataloguing old buildings.
  • To contact appropriate related groups to make them aware of our existence and services.
  • To examine the evolution of timber framing.
  • To develop a shared archive.
  • To create appropriate restoration policies and practices.
  • To promote the use of traditional materials and joinery in timber framing.
  • To pursue funding from all sources to achieve these goals.

Contact Address Phone
Richard Lazarus
63 Howland Road
Spencer, NY 14883
voice (607) 589-4938 |

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