Young Urban Preservationists


August 10: Open Meeting. Join the YUPs for our August Steering Committee meeting! We have lots of exciting events and projects in the works and we need YOU to help execute them. If you’ve never been to a YUP meeting or event, come learn about us and learn how you can get involved. All are welcome! >>RSVP on Facebook

Wednesday, August 10th | 7:00 PM | Landmark Society Offices, 133 S Fitzhugh St. |  Click here for parking info

September 16: PARK(ing) Day. We’ll be taking over the surface lot at the northwest corner of Franklin and Pleasant Streets. Contact us if you’re interested in programming a part of the lot yourself.

September 30 & October 1: We’ll be staffing a site on The Landmark Society’s Inside Downtown Tour. Contact us if you want to help out.

October 1: We’re planning a fun and fantastic event in downtown Rochester….but we can’t reveal any details just yet. Mark your calendars though–you won’t want to miss it.

October 7-9: Rust Belt Takeover in Cincinnati. We’re meeting up with fellow young preservationists from the Rust Belt Coalition of Young Preservationists. Contact us if you’re interested in caravaning there!

Send us a message on Facebook or Instagram or email Caitlin Meives to get involved with any of the above activities!

Volunteer with us!


Calling the young and the young at heart! Are you interested in our know your place coaster project: WHERE THE #&@% AM I? Are you gifted in web development, graphic design, historical research, or just talking to people ? If so, contact us because we’ve got the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!


YUP Fb photoIntroducing the Young Urban Preservationists! We are a new group of youngish folks interested in preservation and community revitalization. We come from various walks of life and various professions—lawyers, planners, doctors, veterinarians, architects, writers, artists—but we all have one thing in common: we care about our communities and we believe our historic resources play an important role in any community’s revitalization.

What does “young” mean? Whatever you want it to! We’re targeting those oft-maligned by the media “millennials” (aged 20 to about 40) but, more importantly, we want to connect with like-minded people who are invested in their communities and are young at heart.

Sound like a group of people you would want to hang out with?  We hope so!


We have a bunch of different projects and events in the works. Contact us to learn about how you can get involved in:

  • Homeowner Workshops
  • DIY video tutorials
  • Bikes, Beer & Buildings (bike scavenger hunt that takes place each July)
  • Pop-up event(s) at vacant, at-risk, or under-utilized historic spaces
  • WHERE THE #&@# AM I? historic bar/pub coaster project
  • Volunteer with us at The Landmark Society House & Garden Tour (in June) and Inside Downtown Tour (Sept/Oct)


Sign up for our e-newsletter below so you can stay up-to-date (or contact Caitlin Meives if you’re interested in getting involved).


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

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