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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Oct 16, 2017

2017 C. Emlen Urban Awards & Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting is a time to come together as a community to honor and celebrate those who have made a large commitment to preservation in Lancaster County. Thursday, November 9, 2017 6:00-6:30PM - Live Pianist6:45PM - Annual Meeting Cocktails & Hors d'oeuvresCash Bar Guest Speaker Gregg ScottSenior Partnerat RLPS and FAIA Venue Lancaster County Club1466 New Holland PkLancaster, PA 17601 Member Tickets Single Ticket $65 Special Price for Trust Members Buy Your Ticket 10 Tickets $600 Special Price for Trust Members Buy Your Tickets Non-Member Tickets Single Ticket...

Sep 13, 2017

First Friday Event

Thank you to everyone who came out and helped to make our First Friday Event a huge success!  We had a few hundred community members tour our historic house, enjoy talks by Matt Barley on woodworking and chairs, and enjoy classic Auntie Anne’s Pretzels and treats by La Petite Patisserie.  We look forward to seeing you all at our next...

Jul 24, 2017

Heritage Outlook July 2017

We have released a new version of the Heritage Outlook!  All members will be receiving it via email, unless requested for by mail!  We hope you enjoy the extended first addition and we welcome comments and ideas for the future. Click here for the July 2017 Heritage...