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 


In With The Old 2020: Preserving Community

The Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance are thrilled to present a reimagined In With The Old for our seventh year! Rather than shy away from the impact that COVID-19 is having on us as people and as preservationists, this year the YFPA has chosen to explore how we’ve been staying connected despite the pandemic. We’ve themed this year’s In With The Old “Preserving Community,” and we look forward to reflecting on our shared community through three nights of programming. Our Parks, our Main Streets, and our Transportation Networks are all sources of connection, and features deserving of deeper thought and appreciation during this time. We look forward to you joining us for one, two, or all three nights of programming!

Wednesday, November 11th – Parks (Single event tickets available here)
Thursday, November 12th – Main Streets (Single event tickets available here)
Friday, November 13th – Transportation Networks (Single event tickets available here)

Purchase a series pass for all three nights and save! $25 YFPA members / $40 non-members. If you want to join, you’ll have an opportunity to add on a membership with your series pass and save $15!

If you have questions about the event, or you’re interested in attending but have been affected by the COVID19 pandemic and cannot afford to attend, please email


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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