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RSVP for May & June Upcoming Events with YPA

Join the Young Preservationists Association for two exciting upcoming events!

The Young Preservationists Association (YPA) represents and promotes younger voices in historic preservation. Our organization uses community engagement and education to advocate for the preservation of historic sites and structures in the Greater Pittsburgh region.

The Ratskeller at Max’s Allegheny Tavern

The Ratskeller at Max's

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Gallery Talk/Visions of Pittsburgh

Gallery Talk/Visions of Pittsburgh

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Springing Into Preservation with YPA

YPA May Mixer

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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Preservation Summit Being Hosted on

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.

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Show Some Love with the Young Preservationists

Heart Bombing

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)

Young Preservationists Association – July Speaker Series

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

Event Details

Wednesday, July 9th from 6:00-7:30 pm
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Allegheny
1230 Federal Street
Pittsburgh, PA