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, this year on Saturday, August 12th, 2017 – save the date!
- Heart Bombing, Park(ing) Day, and other pop-up events spotlighting vacant, at-risk, or under-utilized historic spaces
- WHERE THE #&@# AM I? historic bar/pub coaster project
- 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. Rochester hosts the Coalition this summer, July 14th -16th, 2017 – contact us to get involved in showing off our city!
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!