Since starting in 2014, the Young Ohio Preservationists (YOP) have been exploring opportunities and trying to create a vision for what we want to be and how we want to move the needle of preservation in the Midwest. We are excited to announce and tease some of what we have planned for 2016!
-Our first scholarship program! The Young Ohio Preservationists are partnering with Schooley Caldwell Associates to create an Emerging Professionals session at Heritage Ohio’s Annual Conference AND Emerging Professionals Conference Scholarship. This competition will grant an Ohio resident under 40 the opportunity to present on how they are part of the next wave of preservation! Winners will receive complimentary conference registration, 2-nights at the conference hotel, and $100 travel stipend. Keep your eyes wide-open for the upcoming official competition announcement.
-Preservation Month will end with our first Architectural Trivia event (May 31)! In partnership with the Society of Architectural historians, we will live stream Ohio architectural trivia! The Society of Architectural Historians have been creating a nationwide Archipedia (basically a way nerdier Wikipedia). To align with the launch of Ohio’s Archipedia page, YOP will be hosting a rootin’ tootin’ BYOB trivia night in the German Village Historic District. In person competitors will have the chance to win prizes, and we will be interacting with online participants throughout the night.
-Mark your calendars for October 7,8, and 9! The weekend leading up to Heritage Ohio’s annual conference, the Young Ohio Preservationists will host a regional RBCoYP meet-up in Cincinnati. Cincinnati had major preservation wins the past few years – the Museum Center, Music Hall, the progress in the Over-the-Rhine historic district, and we cannot wait to share some of Ohio’s treasures with you.
Be a part of the Young Ohio Preservationists and help us become a valuable resource for the next generation of preservationists. Join our mailing list and reach out if you have any questions or want to get involved!