We strive to educate Lancastrians about how historic preservation benefits neighborhood revitalization economic development, heritage tourism and conservation.


We aim to instill an appreciation for Lancaster County’s historic architecture and landscapes. Education is the common thread that runs through our programs.


Our success comes through collaborating with property owners, architects, academicians, developers, contractors, realtors, historic preservationists and government officials.


Since being founded in 1966, the Historic Preservation Trust  has worked to identify and protect historic structures countywide.  Below are just some of our successes:


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Apr 27, 2015

2015 Gourmet Gala – No More Tickets Available – Sold Out

Tickets for the Gourmet Gala at The Farm at Eagles Ridge on Sunday, May 17, have been sold out. “Every year interest in the gala grows, but this year exceeds our expectations,” said Lisa Horst, president of the Historic Preservation Trust Board of Directors. “Invitations were mailed two weeks ago. We will be welcoming a capacity attendance of 330 — the number for which food and beverage participants are preparing.”  Thirty of the area’s best restaurants, caterers, bakeries, personal chefs, wineries, breweries and coffee companies will be serving their...

Apr 7, 2015

2015 Historic Preservation Award Nomination Forms Available

Nominations for the annual awards for excellence in historic preservation are being accepted by the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County through Friday, July 3, 2015. “Increased awareness of the importance of historic preservation in Lancaster County seems to be a factor in the growing acceptance of adaptive re-use of historic buildings,” said Lisa Horst, president of the board of directors for the Historic Preservation Trust.  “Lancaster’s rich historical environment is one of the leading reasons why residents and visitors alike find the city and surrounding townships and boroughs...

Mar 20, 2015

The Farm at Eagles Ridge Chosen to Host the 2015 Gourmet Gala

  The Farm at Eagles Ridge at 465 Long Lane, a few miles from downtown Lancaster, has been chosen as the host site for the 2015 Gourmet Gala on Sunday, May 17, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. “As part of our on-going education outreach efforts, the Historic Preservation Trust selects a historic property in Lancaster County each year to showcase as host of our annual   gala fund raiser,” said Lisa Horst, president of the Historic Preservation Trust Board of Directors. “In addition to being a site suitable for hosting...


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