Sunday, December 30, 2012

Preservation Association of CNY to Hold Annual Meeting: Head of State Preservation Group is Featured Speaker

Preservation Association of CNY to Hold Annual Meeting: Head of State Preservation Group is Featured Speaker

The Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) will hold the Annual Meeting of its members on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 216 North Lowell Street, Syracuse, New York.  

The meeting will take place in a one of Syracuse's notable religious structures, emphasizing the role these buildings play in our community, and also the diverse uses to which they can be put - in addition to religious service.  In 2013, PACNY intends to highlight the special and often urgent needs of religious buildings.  St. Patrick's on Tipp Hill, is a beautiful 19th-century Gothic-style structure and one of Syracuse's best-loved churches.

The meeting will begin with a short concert of harp music played by Nancy Haney, including a program of Irish music in recognition of the venue. The program will be a mix of traditional Irish tunes and music composed by Ireland’s great itinerant harpist, Turlough O’Carolan (1670 - 1738). Harps are a special tradition in Syracuse - given that Melville Clark's Syracuse-made Irish Harps and other instruments were, for much of the 20th century, world famous.

The business portion of the PACNY Annual Meeting will include a report on the affairs of PACNY by Board President Murray F. Gould.
Members in good standing will then elect the Board of Directors to manage the affairs of the organization.  Nine individuals, many of them new to the organization, have been nominated to fill out the Board. If not a member, this is a great time to join the organization.  PACNY is an all-volunteer organization managed by its members. It has been the voice of historic preservation and a strong and often effective advocate for the sensible use (and reuse) of historic resources in Central New York for over 35 years.

PACNY is pleased to have as its keynote speaker Jay DiLorenzo, President of the Preservation League of New York State, the statewide non-profit organization that serves to advocate and promote for the protection of our state’s vast historic resources.  Over the years PACNY had received support from the Preservation League on several occasions including funds for research of the Freedom Trail and most recently a generous grant to survey the AME Zion churches in New York State.

A reception will follow the meeting.

For more information on PACNY and the meeting go to