Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Preservation Trust tours historic West Side

West Side neighborhoods and historic landmarks will be a major focus of The National Trust for Historic Preservation conference when it begins on Wednesday.
There will be tours of the historic neighborhoods surrounding Kleinhans Music Hall on Wednesday Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.  The price is $10. The trust also will be at Kleinhans on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. for the presentation of the 2011 National Preservation Awards.  The event is free and open to the public.  
There will be free tours of the Connecticut Street Armory every hour on Wednesday, Oct. 19 and Thursday, Oct. 20 beginning at 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
On Thursday Oct. 20, a special event called Museums By Moonlight will allow the public to tour the H.H. Richardson Complex, the Albright-Knox, Burchfield-Penney and the Buffalo State College Art and Conservation Lab from 6:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. for $30.
Guided tours of the H.H. Richardson Complex will continue Sunday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. The cost is $15.  This is the first time in 10 years the complex will be open to the public. By Kaitlin Fritz and Kaitlin Riznyk