Tania G. Werbizky of the Preservation League of New York State will speak on the “Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 at the Geneva Historical Society's Prouty-Chew Museum on South Main Street.
She will look at historic preservation as a tool for meeting critical community goals, from Main Street revitalization to heritage tourism to housing. Werbizky will review some of the tools and techniques being used throughout New York as an effective means of building the Empire State's future.
Since 1989, Werbizky has worked with the Preservation League of New York State, where she is director of Technical and Grant Programs. She is a former preservation planner for Cannon Design of Buffalo and previously taught in the graduate Historic Preservation Program at Cornell University in Ithaca.
Refreshments will be served. Her lecture is supported by the Samuel B. Williams Fund for Programs in the Humanities. Parking is on South Main Street or in the Trinity Episcopal Church lot. For details, call the office at (315) 789-5151.