What does it mean to be a preservationist? How does the built environment that surrounds you impact your daily life? Why does it matter? It’s never too early or too late to think about these questions, especially according to today’s guests, Matthew Craig and Christian Hughes. Matthew, Christian and I talked about their work through the Young Preservationists Association of Pittsburgh to encourage young people to engage with ideas of historic preservation in their communities. This kind of engagement can come in a variety of forms, including a limited series of podcasts featuring high school students who worked with Christian at Pittsburgh’s Perry Traditional Academy. This is PreserveCast!
Here is a link to the YPA's website where you can learn more about supporting their organization, as well as listen to the five episodes that Christian produced with the students: (http://www.youngpreservationists.org/)