Young Urban Preservationists

NEXT UP: Holiday Party at Fifth Frame Brewing!

Join us for an informal celebration and get your inner-architect on by participating in our gingerbread house making contest. All are welcome, and a $5 donation enters you into the gingerbread competition with a $25 minimum Fifth Frame gift card going to the winner!

Gingerbread houses not your thing? Come for FREE! (register below please)
Team of 1 – $5
Team of 2-4 – $10

>>Get your tickets here.


  • December 11 & 18 – Architectural History classes at The Brainery – Register now! Classes sell out quickly!
  • Park Ave. Winter Wonderland Walking Tour – Get your tickets here.
  • January 10th @ 6:00 PM – Open Meeting – We’ll be kicking off implementation of our brand new Strategic Plan and looking for new folks to get involved!



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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