Pittsburgh is welcoming the Main Street Now Conference this May!
May is also National Historic Preservation Month, so we’re hosting a special happy hour in downtown Pittsburgh on Tuesday May 2nd @ The Original Oyster House.
Join us to meet and mingle with YPA representatives, local preservationists and conference attendees.
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The Young Preservationists Association (YPA) will host Saving Sacred Places: A Preservation Summit on Thursday, March 23rd from 6:00-8:00 pm at The Priory (614 Pressley Street). Representatives from Partners for Sacred Places of Philadelphia, The Steeples Project of Johnstown, Preservation Pittsburgh, and more will be on hand to discuss and brainstorm solutions for abandoned and neglected churches. Suggested donation: $5 at the door.
For more information, visit youngpreservationists.org.
Saturday, February 11th
Crafting: 10-11:30 am | 700 River Avenue
Installation: 12-2:00 pm | Wilkinsburg Train Station
Join YPA and friends to install heart bombs at historic sites in the Borough of Wilkinsburg. We’ll be braving the cold yet again to warm up some of our favorite regional preservation opportunities with some well-deserved love. This will be a one-day meetup of preservation-related crafting, exploration, discussion and advocacy. Meet YPA members and board at the Riverside Center for Innovation 1st Floor Conference Room at 10:00 am to craft signs of love for Wilkinsburg’s historic buildings. Then head to the Wilkinsburg Train Station (1001 Wood Street) at 12:00 noon to start the installation. Afterwards we’ll warm up at Nancy’s Diner nearby.
Heart Bomb sites scheduled for Saturday:
Wilkinsburg Train Station (1001 Wood Street)
Lohr Building (725 Wood Street)
Hunter Building (623 Penn Avenue)
YPA is pleased to host John Canning at our second Speaker Series event. John is a lifetime resident of Pittsburgh’s Northside and member of the Allegheny City Society. John will discuss Northside historic preservation opportunities and the importance of protecting not only physical structures, but also the cultural fabric of a community.
The event is free to the public, but seating is limited. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, July 9th from 6:00-7:30 pm
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Allegheny
1230 Federal Street