You’re invited to join a very special community of donors who have made a significant commitment to protecting New York State’s historic resources.

The Excelsior Society is our leadership giving group, comprised of dedicated individuals from around the state. This committed group of supporters provides more than 50% of our annual contributions, making them essential to the work we do every day.

With a generous annual gift of $1,000 or more, Excelsior Society Members enable us to be there when our state’s irreplaceable historic treasures need us most.

Together we will build a future where historic sites are protected and preserved for generations to come.

Benefits of Membership in the Excelsior Society include:

  • Exclusive tours of private homes and historic sites led by renowned architects, preservationists, and historians

  • Invitations to social events each year with fellow Excelsior Society members

  • Lectures and social gatherings with thought leaders across a broad spectrum of disciplines

  • Recognition in our annual report

Plus, all of the benefits of membership in the League:

  • Invitations to our annual Excellence in Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony and Pillar of New York Gala

  • The opportunity to participate in the election of leadership for the Board of Trustees

  • A subscription to Preservation Advocate, our quarterly print newsletter

  • Monthly e-news tailored to preservation professionals, citizen activists, agencies and organizations, and calls to action on public policy and legislative issues.

Join us today!


Photo by Dan Region

Photo by Dan Region

Upcoming Excelsior Society Event:
Hudson Like You’ve Never Seen It

October 4-6 | Hudson, NY

This tour will introduce you to Hudson – a chic small city set on the eastern shore of the Hudson River in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Hudson’s quirky, fun vibe is the result of significant private investment and a veritable encyclopedia of American architectural styles. Yet it was not so many years ago that a drive through the city, with its once boarded-up storefronts and general decay, left even the most intrepid traveler feeling uneasy.

Hudson has enjoyed a remarkable and elegant resurgence in the last three decades. Like a phoenix rising, the city has emerged from years of neglect to become a place that is full of promise. Its main street and historic neighborhoods are impressive, revitalized, and architecturally significant. And yet Hudson’s resurgence is fraught with growing pains. You’ll see it all – from impressive architectural gems to its gritty underbelly.

Hudson has countless treasures waiting for you to discover.

For more information, please contact Director of Development Betsy Gramkow at 518.462.5658 ext. 19.