Lancaster, PA – Organizers of the 2014 Gourmet Gala, the annual fundraiser for the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County, have announced that all tickets have been sold and no tickets will be sold at the door. The gala is being held on Sunday, May 18, from 4 pm to 7 pm at the historic Mylin House (1787) and The Cultural Center at Willow Valley Communities in Willow Street.
“We have to cap sales because we plan for about 300 ticket holders, and we have reached that number,” said Lisa Horst, president of the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County Board of Directors. “While we would like to accommodate more, the restaurants, caterers, bakeries, specialty shops, wineries and breweries prepare for 300. Of course, we are pleased about the countywide excitement for the 2014 Gourmet Gala, the popularity of where it is being held and support of the Preservation Trust.”
The recipient of a 2013 historic preservation award by the Preservation Trust, the Mylin House was built in 1787 by Martin Mylin III and his wife Barbara Baer (granddaughter of Christian and Anna Herr, the 1710 immigrants who built the 1719 Hans Herr House). Mylin III was the third generation to live on and work the farm. Mylin III’s German grandfather, Martin Mylin I was one of the first Mennonites to settle in Lancaster County. Mylin I is credited with inventing the Pennsylvania Long Rifle in a gun shop on the original Mylin homestead.
About the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County
Founded in 1966 to “stem the rapid destruction of historic properties in Lancaster County,” the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County’s mission is to encourage and facilitate historic preservation countywide. The trust has been directly involved in preserving important Lancaster County landmarks and has provided advice, assistance and guidance in the protection of others. The trust is a member-supported, 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in the historic Sehner-Ellicott-von Hess House (1787) at 123 North Prince Street in downtown Lancaster. Visit www.hptrust.org for additional information