Attend an upcoming league presentation
January 23 | Binghamton, NY
January 30 | Elmira, NY
February 3 | Webinar (Virtual)
February 24 | Hornell, NY
Preservation League Comments on the Reimagine the Canals initiative
The Preservation League believes that the power of our New York State Canal System, a National Historic Landmark, is rooted in its history, authenticity as a continuously operating end-to-end canal system, vibrancy, and ability to leverage tourism now and in the future.
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Our Focus Areas
From modest beginnings to partnerships promoting the latest in preservation technology, sustainability, and economic development, the League has come a long way since its founding in 1974.
The League advocates in both Albany and Washington, D.C. to advance incentives for preservation.
The League offers workshops on how to access tax credits for making repairs on old buildings, reuse vacant upper floors of Main Street buildings, and make historic properties more energy efficient.
The League's Endangered Properties Intervention Program (EPIP) provides loan funding to those working to acquire, stabilize and restore endangered historic properties.
The League celebrates projects, individuals and organizations that are doing exemplary work through its Excellence in Historic Preservation Awards.
The League draws statewide attention to New York's most important and at-risk historic places through its Seven to Save list of endangered places.
The League provides timely grants that jump-start preservation projects all across the state, as well as offering robust assistance and advice to those completing grant applications and projects.
The League's Excelsior Society recognizes those League supporters who generously underwrite its statewide work.
So our past has a future
The League's successful advocacy for the creation of the New York State Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program and other incentives has helped spur a wave of reinvestment in our historic communities.