Educate

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

Collaborate

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

Protect

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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Jul 6, 2017

2017 Preservation Award Nominations

The Trust’s annual meeting and awards banquet is held in November to honor Lancaster’s pre-eminent architect – C. Emlen Urban (1863 – 1939). We encourage you to nominate for an award a project or person that have contributed to the preservation of Lancaster County’s historic architecture and sites. Please check the appropriate category box below and complete the accompanying application. For more information contact Christi Johnson at 717-291-5861 or Director@HPTrust.org. The C. Emlen Urban awards are our thank you for helping to keep alive the architects vision and to...

Jun 7, 2017

2017 Gourmet Gala!

Thank you all for attending and supporting the 2017 GOURMET GALA at the recently restored EXCELSIOR!  It was an amazing Sunday afternoon spent with the best food and drinks in Lancaster, and our wonderful community members!  We could not have asked for a better day!  We raised over $34,000!  We cannot wait to see you all again. Photos from the Event can be seen at Cory Lyons Photography on Facebook !...

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...

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