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Welcome to "Save the Cupola!"

The Cupola Restoration Project of Penn Yan, NY is committed to the restoration and placement of the Empire State Winery Building Cupola near its historic location in the vicinity of the junction of Keuka Lake and the Keuka Lake Outlet. Our preferred location at Angler Boat Park along the Keuka Outlet Trail is ideally suited to tell the history of the grape and wine industries and will attract boaters from Keuka Lake, tourists, and customers to Penn Yan and its lodging and retail businesses - as well as local residents and school children - contributing to the economic growth and vitality of Penn Yan and the surrounding area of Yates County, New York. 

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Cupola Model built by
James Zimmerman.

Thank You!   To the Yates County TAC and the Rochester Area Community Foundation for believing in SAVE THE CUPOLA and granting us funding toward our project. 

Our Vision

Our plan is to Save the Cupola by restoring the Cupola and placing it where it can be viewed by all.

We want an easily accessible site that provides walkability, is safe, and can be enjoyed by all.


The Angler Boat Park location is that and provides great visibility from roads and trails. Ultimately, we want to preserve this historic icon of Yates' past - linking our past to our future. We envision wayfaring signs with historical information, displays inside the Cupola for viewing, and education programs for our area school children. We believe that the careful restoration of the Cupola will respect our past, enhancing the waterway and our natural resources.


Our goal is that this will be a project that enhances our parks and instills a sense of pride in all parts of our greater Yates County community that will stand for generations to come.

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Help us restore and place the Empire State Winery Cupola as an investment in the future of Penn Yan:

Donate by Check: Tax deductible donations can be made by check to :  “The Cupola Restoration Project”    
Send donations to: The Cupola Restoration Project P.O. Box 676 Penn Yan, NY 14527

Watch this space for our upcoming 
Fundraising Events!
Our Advisory Board
We are a registered charity with NYS
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