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Past Events

YFPA + Friends of Rittenhouse Square Tour of Rittenhouse Square

YFPA + Friends of Rittenhouse Square Tour of Rittenhouse Square

Philadelphia, PA
Join the Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance and the Friends of Rittenhouse Square at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11th for a tour of Rittenhouse Square -- one of the five original public squares of William Penn's "greene country towne." Friends of Rittenhouse Square's executive directo…
Wednesday, September 11 2019 6:30 PM 7:30 PM

Wagner Free Institute YFPA Tour

Wagner Free Institute YFPA Tour

Philadelphia, PA
Designed by architect John MacArthur, Jr., the Wagner Free Institute of Science was built in 1859 and features a tiered, open three-story exhibit hall with a lofty barrel ceiling supported by exposed tied arch timber roof trusses. The National Historic Landmark museum and its natural history collec…
Thursday, January 24 2019 5:45 PM 7:00 PM

YFPA Warwick Furnace Hike at the Thomas P. Bentley Nature Preserve

YFPA Warwick Furnace Hike at the Thomas P. Bentley Nature Preserve

Glenmoore, PA
Join the YFPA as we head out to Chester County to visit the ruins of the Warwick Furnace, the third oldest iron furnace in Pennsylvania. We will partner with the French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust for a gentle hike with oral history and talk about a preservation plan for the remains of th…
Saturday, September 21 2019 11:00 AM 1:00 PM

YFPA Church of the Gesu Tour

YFPA Church of the Gesu Tour

Philadelphia, PA
Join YFPA for a tour of the Church of the Gesu, located just off of Girard Ave., at 17th and Stiles streets. The church has been closed to the public since 1993. Don't miss this opportunity to view one of the city's most stunning church interiors, only accessible to students of Saint Joseph's Prep …
Saturday, February 23 2019 11:00 AM 12:00 PM

YFPA+LMC’s Beechwood, Brookline, and Penfield: A Cycling Tour

YFPA+LMC’s Beechwood, Brookline, and Penfield: A Cycling Tour

Havertown, PA
Join the Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance and Lower Merion Conservancy on a bike tour of several historic neighborhoods in Haverford and Lower Merion Townships bordering the Pennsylvania and Western Railway (presently known as the Norristown High Speed Line). Our tour will begin at the Gr…
Saturday, September 28 2019 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

YFPA Lazaretto Quarantine Tour

YFPA Lazaretto Quarantine Tour

Tinicum Township, PA
**Update** Due to a pending occupancy permit, we will unfortunately not be able to visit the inside at this time. The tour will still take place around the site. If you missed us at the Alliance's 2019 Architectural Dinner, you still have a chance to see this landmark! The Lazaretto quarantine st…
Sunday, November 10 2019 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

Tour at Temple Contemporary -- Learning to See: Denise Scott Brown

Tour at Temple Contemporary -- Learning to See: Denise Scott Brown

Philadelphia, PA
Join the Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance for a special tour of the Learning to See: Denise Scott Brown exhibit at the Temple Contemporary, in Temple University’s Tyler School of Art & Architecture. Dr. Pablo Meninato will lead attendees through this spectacular showcase of renowned archi…
Saturday, August 14 2021 11:00 AM 12:00 PM

YFPA + APT-DVC Tour Bryn Athyn College

YFPA + APT-DVC Tour Bryn Athyn College

Bryn Athyn, PA
Join the YFPA and Dr. Andrew Dibb as we tour the Bryn Athyn Historic District. Located just north of Philadelphia, Bryn Athyn is a sprawling complex begun by industrialist John Pitcairn in the late 19th century. The tour will visit the family homes of Cairnwood and Glenclairn (the latter includes a…
Saturday, April 13 2019 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

YFPA-SAH Architecture Quizzo

YFPA-SAH Architecture Quizzo

Philadelphia, PA
Which famous Philadelphia architect won the Medal of Honor during the Civil War? Who designed the Ben Franklin bridge? If you know the answers, and even if you don't, join us in Philadelphia’s first-ever Architectural Quizzo! Sign up individually, or better yet with friends, to test your knowledge …
Friday, February 26 2021 6:30 PM 9:30 PM

YFPA's 6th Annual In With the Old Benefit Party

YFPA's 6th Annual In With the Old Benefit Party

Philadelphia, PA
The Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance (YFPA) is excited to announce the 6th annual In With the Old benefit party! Join us this year on October 3rd aboard the USS Olympia on Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia generously gifted by the Independence Seaport Museum.  Sign up now as these tickets ar…
Thursday, October 3 2019 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
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