Friends of Lorenzo to hold annual meeting, celebrate another year of success

— In marking another year of achievement, President Casey Frazee and the trustees of The Friends of Lorenzo invite the public to attend the 39th Annual Meeting of the Friends of Lorenzo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at the Lincklaen House in Cazenovia.

This year, the Friends annual meeting will feature guest speaker, Sharon Cooney, author of the popular Cazenovia Republican column, “Years Ago in History.” Cooney will present a slide show of photographs and highlights featured in her column. A reception will be held immediately following the annual meeting.

Since its inception in 1975, The Friends of Lorenzo has served as an all-volunteer organization dedicated to the ongoing preservation of Lorenzo State Historic Site. Though membership support and a variety of fundraising activities, The Friends have enabled Lorenzo to undertake many initiatives.

Lorenzo was acquired by New York State in 1968 and is operated by the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation as one of 35 statewide historic facilities. Each year, The Friends sponsor numerous educational and special events both on site and in conjunction with other area organizations.

Additionally, The Friends have assumed responsibility for many restoration and maintenance projects including development of a 15-minute historic landscape video with WCNY, restoration and maintenance of the formal garden, relocation and restoration of the c. 1814 Rippleton Schoolhouse, replacement of historic specimen trees, custom textile and carpet reproductions, development of a cultural landscape report by SUNY CESF, conservation and acquisition of fine art and publication of a full color guidebook. For the upcoming year, The Friends have a number of significant program and capital projects planned.

As space is limited, please RSVP by calling Susan Munger at 663-7890.

For more information, visit LorenzoNY.org or “like” the Friends of Lorenzo on Facebook.

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