Thursday, March 2nd | 6:30pm-8:00pm | Women in Preservation and Design


For Women's History Month, celebrate some of the femme figures who have made their mark on our cities, neighborhoods, and small towns. From nationally known figures like Louise B. Bethune, who was American's first professional female architect, to local icons like Helen Ellwanger, who founded one of the nation's earliest preservation organizations, the Landmark Society of Western New York, this class will explore the preservationists, urbanists, architects, and other designers who have shaped the built environment.

This class is appropriate for ages 18+.

This class will take place indoors at Warner Castle, located at 5 Castle Park, Rochester, NY 14620. Parking is available in the lot directly outside of Warner Castle, or along Reservoir Avenue.

If you would like to request a sign language interpreter or will be attending class with an aide, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc). Lift access is available at the rear of the building.

About the teachers:
Instructors are Caitlin Meives, Tyler Lucero, and Christopher Brandt--members of the Young Urban Preservationists, an affiliate group of The Landmark Society of Western New York. The YUPs are an emerging generation of preservationists in the greater Rochester region dedicated to promoting inclusive, modern, and innovative preservation practices to help revitalize communities and our built environment. And we have fun doing it!

For details on our COVID-19 policies, class cancellation policy, parking, and more, please visit our FAQs.