Rust Belt Takeover

Friday, October 4, 2019 - Sunday, October 6, 2019
1608 Walnut Street, Suite 1702
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

Join Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance as they host the Rust Belt Coalition of Young Preservationists for a weekend of behind-the-scenes tours, meetups, and exploration of the city's historic built environment.

About the hosting organizations:

Formed in 2016, the Rust Belt Coalition of Young Preservationists (RBCoYP) unites the Rust Belt’s growing young preservationist movement. The mission of the Coalition is to create a common forum among groups within the region, mentor and support newly formed young preservationists groups, and use the power of our collective voices to effect change in the preservation movement.

Founded in 2013, the Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance (YFPA) is a volunteer-run membership entity of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia (PAGP) guided by the next generation of preservation leaders. It seeks to engage, connect, and embolden 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.


Photo Source: Library of Congress

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