Become a Member

Your Gateway To An Extraordinary Journey

When you come to Riverside Avondale, echoes of the past intertwine with a vibrant present. Becoming a member of our historic preservation organization will immerse you in a neighborhood bursting with historic character, independent businesses, artistic wonders, and a strong sense of community.

As the lead advocate and facilitator for Riverside Avondale since 1974, our mission is to:


Riverside Avondale’s historic
fabric and unique character


our local businesses, arts,
and culture


with and for the


our unique and diverse community


By joining us, you will have a platform to lend your voice to efforts that ensure Riverside Avondale remains a cherished place for residents and visitors alike. For nearly 50 years, RAP has brought you timeless (and signature) events like Home Tour, Luminaria and most recently the Garden Tour! For more on our history, click here.

Together, we can preserve and uplift the soul of this extraordinary neighborhood.

As a member, you will gain exclusive access to:

  • Early information and details on a range of engaging events, such as the beloved RAP Home Tour
  • Our bi-weekly newsletters, sent straight to your inbox, for up-to-date happenings in the neighborhood
  • Our contractor list, ideal for anyone looking for contractors that know and understand historic homes (email us to receive)
  • Invitations for volunteer opportunities, committees and for public input on issues and more

Members are also critical to our Committees which include our:

  • Board of Directors
  • Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and subcommittee for Resiliency, Drainage and Flooding
  • Preservation & Zoning Committee
  • Parks Committee & Park Stewards
  • Creative Placemaking Committee
  • Event Committees including Home Tour, Garden Tour, Music Tour & Luminaria
  • Capitol Campaigns like Friends of the Labyrinth, Cultural Trail, and Buckland House Landscape Plan

Learn more about our committees and how to get involved by emailing Shannon. If you’re not ready to join us just yet, consider a donation in place of a membership.