About Us

The nonprofit YPSILANTI HERITAGE FOUNDATION is dedicated to the belief that one of Ypsilanti’s greatest resources is its wonderful historic architecture.

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What We Do

Through its numerous yearly activities the YHF educates the community about the philosophy and purpose of historic preservation and encourages public and private preservation efforts in the city.

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The Ypsilanti Heritage Foundation encourages both private and public preservation efforts. Join today and learn about what we have to offer!

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Dedicated to the belief that Ypsilanti's

wealth of historic architecture is one of its greatest resources.

News & Updates

Our Latest Public Programs & Posts

39th Annual Ypsilanti Historic Home Tour, 2016

Posted by admin on Jun 12, 2016

Sunday, June 26th, 2016 – Noon to 5pm All Tickets: $15 The 2016 Ypsilanti Heritage Foundation Annual Historic Home Tour will take place on Sunday, June 26th from noon to 5 p.m. A portion of this year’s tour proceeds will support the historical marker project at Ypsilanti Community High School. Students will be writing grants to obtain a state historical marker for the Historic South Adams neighborhood. This year’s tour includes 4 wonderful homes built in the 1800s including two Queen Annes, an Italianate, and a vernacular Gable Front Cottage. We are also excited to include 2 commercial spaces on our tour. A 19th century renovated office and commercial space and a mid century auto repair shop converted to coffee and tap house. Tickets can be purchased prior to the tour in Ypsilanti at Haabs Restaurant, Salt City Antiques, Nelson Amos Studio, Materials Unlimited, Norton’s Flowers and Gifts, Cultivate, and Downtown Home and Garden, in Ann Arbor. Also, please join us for a special pre-tour discussion about historic Ypsilanti.  The talk will be held at Cultivate from 11:00 – 11:30 am on the morning of the tour.  Don’t miss it! Day of tour tickets can be purchased by credit card at the Towner House at 303 North Huron Street, as well as Haab’s Restaurant, Materials Unlimited, Cultivate, and Salt City Antiques. Ticket purchasing details can be found...

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Annual Marker Award Banquet – September 16th, 2015

Annual Marker Award Banquet – September 16th, 2015

Posted by admin on Sep 15, 2015

Please join us as we award this year’s marker recipients. We will meet on Wednesday, September 16th, at 6:30 pm at the Ladies Literary Club for dinner and the awards presentation ceremony. Please bring a dish to share. Hope to see you there! Ladies Literary Club 218 N. Washington St. Ypsilanti, MI...

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Preservation in the ‘New’ Detroit – March 18th, 2015

Preservation in the ‘New’ Detroit – March 18th, 2015

Posted by admin on Mar 17, 2015

Please join us for a discussion with Lis Knibbe, an architect with over 30 years experience in architectue and historic preservation.  She will share with us an update on the preservation that is happening in Detroit, including information about some of her projects and perspective on Detroit’s steps toward a new future. Please join us on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 at 7:30pm Ladies Literary Club 218 N. Washington St.,...

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Annual Marker Award Banquet – May 21st, 2014

Posted by admin on May 5, 2014

Please join us as we award this year’s marker recipients. We will meet on Wednesday, May 21st at the Ladies Literary Club for dinner and the awards presentation ceremony. Please bring a dish to share. Hope to see you there! 6:00 – Social hour 7:00 – Dinner 7:30 – Awards presentation Ladies Literary Club 218 N. Washington St. Ypsilanti, MI...

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General Meeting – Presentation by Eric and Lisa Walters – Wednesday 3/19

General Meeting – Presentation by Eric and Lisa Walters – Wednesday 3/19

Posted by admin on Mar 15, 2014

Eric and Lisa Walters will be sharing their experiences of gutting their 3-story Michigan Avenue commercial building. We hope to see you! Please join us on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 at 7:30pm Ladies Literary Club 218 N. Washington St.,...

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37th Annual Ypsilanti Historic Home Tour, 2014

37th Annual Ypsilanti Historic Home Tour, 2014

Posted by admin on Feb 28, 2014

Sunday, June 22 at 12:00pm Reminder: The home tour is in JUNE this year.  Spread the word and mark your...

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