We want to help communities members stay informed as to what is going on around them!  We post stories here and to our website that can fill in some blanks!


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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Dec 12, 2016

Efforts to save Leib House

Our President, Gary Klinger, along with the rest of the organization, are working hard to save historic properties like the Leib House in Warwick Township.  It has been an ongoing debate, but progress is being made.  The HPT stands to “preserve and protect the county’s rich historical architecture and resources” while also making progress towards future needs. Read the full article below that appeared in the Lititz Record Express on March 30th, 2017. Efforts to save Leib House...

Nov 29, 2016

2016 C. Emlen Urban Awards Dinner Photos

Thanks to the everyone for participating in the 2016 C. Emlen Urban Awards Dinner.

Oct 11, 2016

Part of the Places2040 Team

We have joined the PLACES2040 team!  If you have not heard about their plan for the future of Lancaster County, it is time.     Listen to leaders around Lancaster, including our President Gary P. Klinger, talk about what we all can do to help their mission. “The job can’t be done just through our organization alone… And if we think just in terms of preserving buildings, we lose so much. It’s not just about that. Growth and preservation and conservation are all in the same vein with one another.”  –...