Young Urban Preservationists

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 play an important role in our community’s revitalization.

Sound like you? GET INVOLVED with our events:

  • Bikes, Beer & Buildings – a historic bike scavenger hunt taking place each July
  • Heart Bombing, Park(ing) Day, and other pop-up events at 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

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!

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

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