For Immediate Release
May 13, 2009
Supervisor Auberger Announces Exhibit at
Town Hall in Celebration of
Historic Preservation Month
Supervisor John Auberger is happy to welcome you to Town Hall to enjoy a week-long exhibit in the Atrium of the Greece Town Hall, 1 Vince Tofany Blvd. commemorating National Historic Preservation Month.
Please join us to officially open the exhibit with a reading of a proclamation on Monday, May 18, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. The public can view the exhibit through Friday, May 22, 2009 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The exhibits theme “Greece, New York: This Place Matters” will showcase the work being done by the Town’s Historic Preservation Commission – from preservation of historic properties, to educating the community, to advocating for preservation projects.
The Town of Greece Historic Preservation Commission is a seven-member municipal town board established in early 1998 after the town adopted a Historic Preservation Ordinance in November 1997. The Commission is responsible for designating historic town landmarks and educating the community on the importance of historic preservation in the town of Greece.
The Commission named the Town’s first landmark, the Covert-Brodie-Pollok House (978 North Greece Road) in November 1998. The Rigney-Feeney House (1885 Latta Road) was added to the list of Town landmarks in September 2000. The Commission was instrumental in the rehabilitation of the former Yates-Thayer Estate (710 Latta Road) and is currently working to help save the former St. John the Evangelist Church (2390 West Ridge Rd.).
“This Place Matters” is the theme of the month-long celebration sponsored across the country by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a non-profit membership organization that brings people together to protect, enhance and enjoy the places that matter to them. The National Trust for Historic Preservation created Preservation Week in 1971 to spotlight grassroots preservation efforts in America.
In 2005, the National Trust for Historic Preservation extended the celebration to the entire month of May, declaring it Preservation Month and providing an even longer opportunity to celebrate the diverse and unique heritage of our country’s cities and states and enable more Americans to become involved in the growing preservation movement. The town of Greece has been celebrating Historic Preservation Week/Month since May 2000.