Inclusive as they may be, established preservation organizations may not offer active events or workshops that interest young preservationists – or – organizations may face funding or personnel limitations that do not allow them to be as active as they would like to be. Forward thinking organizations in many cities have started to support local preservation activism by hosting Young Preservationists groups. Other groups have started organically from existing grassroots networks and a definitive need for preservation action.
While HISTPRES may be the online community for young preservationists, what are your local groups that host and support preservation in your communities? Register here to comment with your group below.
A list of Young Preservationist groups:
- Boston Preservation Alliance Young Professionals – Boston, MA
- Associate Members of the Massachusettes Historical Society – Boston, MA
- Buffalo’s Young Preservationists – Buffalo, NY
- Cincinnati Young Preservationists – Cincinnati, OH
- HeritageYP @ San Francisco Architectural History – San Francisco, CA
- Landmarks West Young Professionals – New York, NY
- Perry’s Young Professionals + Preservationists – Perry, NY
- Student and Emerging Professionals Group @ Architectural Conservancy of Ontario – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Young Preservation Professionals of Charleston – Charleston, SC
- Young Preservationists Association of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA
- Young Preservationists Group @ Historic Seattle – Seattle, WA
- Historic Preservation Student and Alumni Organization @ University of Florida – Gainesville, FL
- Inherit Baton Rouge – Baton Rouge, LA
- Historic Preservation Graduate Organization @ The University of Kentucky – Lexington, KY
- Skyline Council @ Landmarks Illinois – Chicago, IL
- Historic Preservation Association @ Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO
- City Beautiful, Cleveland, OH
Did you know!?
The National Trust for Historic Preservation, riding the wave, err,that was Buffalo, so ski jump of momentum, of the Young Preservationists Rendevous at the National Preservation Conference, just launched a listserv for Young Preservationists nationwide. Subscribe by emailing subscribe-YoungPres-l@lists.
Meagan Baco, of HISTPRES and on behalf of Buffalo’s Young Preservationists, wants to sincerely thank and cheers Erika Brown, Andrew Gorman, and Rebecca Yarbrough, of the National Trust for all the preservation planning that went into the Young Preservationists Rendezvous! Also, co-sponsors of the event Pratt Historic Preservation Organization. Let’s do it all again in Spokane!