Young Urban Preservationists

NEXT UP: Heart Bombing!

Help us show a vacant home (and other buildings!) in the Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood some love! Starting at 2:00pm on Saturday, February 10th, we’ll meet up at the 540WMain Community Learning Academy to make Valentines for this house and other buildings in need of some love. YUPs, kids of all ages, and families are invited to attend–we’ll provide a brief overview of what heart bombing and preservation are all about then we’ll hand over the valentines-making supplies. With valentines in hand, we’ll walk around the block for a photo shoot.

After we heart bomb the house, any remaining YUPs are invited to help us heart bomb a few other sites around the city.

We’ll provide crafting supplies but feel free to bring your own too!

This is a FREE, family/kid friendly event and is open to all–children, adults, YUPs and non-YUPs alike! >>Complete details on Facebook.


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
  • 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.


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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