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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Become a Member

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

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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Ypsilanti Open House

Posted by admin on Sep 30, 2013

The 4th Annual Ypsilanti Open House will take place on Saturday, October5, 2013 Participants will have the opportunity to learn about living in Ypsilanti and tour open houses between 10am to 2pm. The Ypsilanti Heritage Foundation will be helping to draw attention to the treasure that is our city’s historic buildings as part of this event.  Some of Ypsilanti’s historic homes are for sale and are part of this open house tour.  Information about the advantages of buying a historic home will be available during the tour, and several YHF board members will be on hand to provide additional information. This event is free and open to the public.  Further information, including registration details, can be found at the Ypsilanti Open House...

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