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

42nd Annual Ypsilanti History, Homes, + Heritage Tour, 2019

Posted by admin on Apr 11, 2019

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 – Noon to 5pm All Tickets: $15 The 2019 Ypsilanti Heritage Foundation Annual History, Homes, + Heritage Tour will take place on Sunday, June 23rd from noon to 5 pm. This year’s tour proceeds will support the ongoing preservation efforts at the Ladies Literary Club in Ypsilanti. This year’s tour includes historic homes and commercial spaces. We are also excited to include the Starkweather Chapel at Highland Cemetery as a restoration work in progress. Historic structures on this year’s tour are at the following addresses in Ypsilanti: 943 N. River St 13 N. Washington St 113 Buffalo St 904 Pleasant Dr 1301 Sherman St 215 S. Washington St 216 N. Washington St 12 E. Forest Ave TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased online HERE: Tickets can be purchased prior to and on the day of the tour at Aubree’s (Depot Town and Whitatker Rd.) Cultivate Coffee and Tap House Downtown Home and Garden (Ann Arbor) The Eyrie Haabs Restaurant Materials Unlimited Norton’s Flowers and Gifts Salt City Antiques Day of tour tickets can be purchased by credit card at the Towner House at 303 North Huron...

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41st Annual Ypsilanti Historic Home Tour, 2018

Posted by admin on Mar 22, 2018

Save the date: Sunday, June 24th, 2018 – Noon to 5pm Stay tuned for more tour information in the near future.  Check one thing off your to-do list and buy your tickets now! Just go HERE...

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40th Annual Ypsilanti Historic Home Tour, 2017

Posted by admin on Apr 22, 2017

Save the date: Sunday, June 25th, 2017 – Noon to 5pm Tickets are now available HERE!

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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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