Armen was born in Gyumri, Armenia in 1988, just 4 months before the massive Spitak earthquake hit. In the dead of winter, it took rescuers 7 hours to find him under piles of stone rubble. With this history, Armen now directs all his efforts at rebuilding his city.
You can hear Armen's story in person, and join his effort to bring economic growth to the city he loves. Join Armen and AiP in saving Gyumri's amazing architectural heritage.
Paul Broeker has been inspired for years by the unwavering dedication of co-founder Judith Broeker (who happens to be his sister) to Adventures in Preservation. Paul is one of our greatest supporters and showed his own continued commitment to the organization by sponsoring the 2016 Kosovo project. The next generation of Broekers is now getting involved: his daughter joined us in Kosovo this summer.
If you love old buildings and your own travels revolve around historic architecture, we encourage you to support your favorite AiP project as a sponsor and/or active jammer. With your help, we can continue to use preservation as a powerful tool for change!
Our 2017 Projects Are Now Online!
Discover the adventures waiting for you. Our Upcoming Adventures page lists opportunities for you to explore and restore in France, Scotland, Armenia and the United States. Each project is a fabulous opportunity to learn practical preservation skills, support local heritage conservation efforts, and discover what makes each destination unique. There's no better way to get a true sense of a place than by getting your hands on its history. Come join us.
Report From Kosovo
AiP's Kulla Conservation Project has just wrapped up. One of our jammers, who blogs as The Runaway Bunny, has published a series of posts about her adventure in Drenoc with the Mazrekaj family, local craftsmen, and an international group of fellow jammers.
Read her wonderful summary of our recent project in Kosovo and you'll get a true sense of what it's like to help make preservation happen.
AiP's Advocate in Scotland
Kristin Wagner is known as Hamish’s Helper. AiP’s project in Scotland is built around the tireless efforts of 72-year-old Hamish Lochore, who has a vision for saving a piece of the world’s remarkably varied ecology. Hamish is growing seedlings from hand-selected seeds that arrive in Scotland from around the world.
The key to his efforts is the beautiful, and deteriorating, Edwardian greenhouse that shelters the young seedlings. And, it’s now the greenhouse itself that needs your help!
Kristin’s gofundme page is gathering donations to pay for vital materials to conserve and restore this rare piece of working architecture. Join Kristin and AiP in supporting Hamish’s vision. Donate Now!