Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance


The Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance (YFPA) engages, connects, and emboldens the residents of Greater Philadelphia on issues surrounding historic preservation. Our work advocates for projects and movements that positively impact cultural heritage and celebrates a vast community dedicated to protecting the built environment and heritage throughout the region. YFPA is volunteer-run membership entity of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia (PAGP) guided by the next generation of preservation leaders and open to all.

YFPA is a membership program that serves as a forum for preservationists and preservation enthusiasts to engage about regional preservation issues in social settings.

Join or Renew Your Membership – $40 

Join us for these upcoming events

YFPA Volunteer Day at Historic Rittenhouse Town 

Saturday, May 11th | 9 AM start

Combine your preservation passion and love of Philly’s parks! Join us for a hands-on event on Saturday, May 11th.

As part of Love Your Park weekend, we’ll be at Historic Rittenhouse Town in the Wissahickon working on repairs to the historic site.

Interested in helping out? We are only able to accommodate a limited number of volunteers for this event. Email us ASAP at  

In With The Old 2019 

Save the Date! 10-03-2019

YFPA’s annual fundraiser, In With The Old, has been moved to the Fall to coincide with a very special event.

Please mark your calendars for IWTO, which will celebrate its 6th anniversary this year and is not to be missed!


YFPA launched the #ISeeALegacy campaign in 2018 to raise awareness of the city’s incredible stock of legacy businesses as part of our ongoing effort to recognize, preserve, and celebrate the local landmarks that help define Philadelphia as a “city of neighborhoods.”  YFPA continues to research, document, and highlight businesses contributing to what will become Philadelphia’s first ever Legacy Businesses database. A Legacy Business is one that has operated for 30 or more years and has contributed to the history and/or the identity of a particular neighborhood or community.

Do you know a Legacy Business that we should feature? Let us know!

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