Young Urban Preservationists

NEXT UP: Tour of Little Theatre

We’re getting you inside the Little Theatre before it opens to the public! Join us for a behind-the-scenes preview of the just-completed restoration of the historic Little Theatre! One of our YUP team members was the lead architect on this exciting project, which has brought back the historic character of this 1929 Art Deco theater. Meet at the Little (theater 1) at 6:30 for a tour then reconvene at the Little Cafe for drinks and conversation. Space is limited! Reserve your spot with a $10 ticket (proceeds support the YUPs and The Little Theatre).



Wednesday, October 17th | 6:30 PM | Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. | Tickets: $10



  • 10/20/18 – Fall Festival & Tavern Takeover @ Stone-Tolan >>Tickets here
  • 11/5/18 – River to Rooftop Tour, Rundel Memorial Library – Tickets on sale soon!



Introducing the Young Urban Preservationists! We are a group of young-ish folks interested in preservation and community revitalization. We come from various walks of life and various professions, but we all have one thing in common: we care about our Rochester-area communities and we believe our historic resources have an important role to play in making our communities dynamic and distinctive.

Sound like you? GET INVOLVED with our events:

  • Bikes, Beer & Buildings
    – a historic bike scavenger hunt taking place each summer
  • Heart Bombing, Park(ing) Day, and other pop-up events spotlighting vacant, at-risk, or under-utilized historic spaces
  • Volunteering with us at The Landmark Society June House & Garden Tour and October Inside Downtown Tour 

The YUPs are also a member of the Rust Belt Coalition of Young Preservationists and travel to “takeovers” hosted by other young preservationists organizations in resurgent cities across the Rust Belt in order to share & celebrate preservation’s role in community revitalization.


Sign up for our e-newsletter below so you can stay up-to-date, and contact Caitlin Meives, Preservation Planner if you’re interested in learning more and getting involved!

You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram! And check out our #yuproc hashtag on Instagram!

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