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’s 6th Annual
In With The Old

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
6 PM – 9 PM

YFPA’s annual fundraiser, In With the Old is just around the corner! On October 3rd, we’re joining the party crew of the USS Olympia at Penn’s Landing for a festive night on the world’s oldest steel warship afloat.


Rust Belt Takeover of Philadelphia

Friday, October 4th –
Sunday, October 6th, 2019

The Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance and the Rust Belt Coalition of Young Preservationists are excited to host the Rust Belt Takeover of Philadelphia from October 4th-6th. Highlights will include tours of the SS United States, the William Way Center, and locations along North Broad!



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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