Background

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 throughout the county.  The Trust has been directly involved in preserving more than three dozen 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.

 

Board of Directors

  • Gary Klinger, President (Kitchen Designer, Jemson Cabinetry, Furniture Craftsman, Freelance Journalist)
  • Ron Funk, Vice President (Caretaker of Bowmansville Roller Mill)
  • Jason Miller, Treasurer (High Real Estate)
  • Brian Bisignani, Secretary (Post & Schell, P. C., Attorneys at Law)
  • Samia Kirchner, Member-at-Large on Executive Committee (Professor of Architectural History at the University of Delaware)
  • Christine Brubaker (teacher and community educator)
  • Jim Brown (Director of Operations at Ephrata National Bank)
  • Judy Fry (Marketing at Susquehanna Dental Arts)
  • Jamie Bean
  • Peter Kerekgyarto (Architect)
  • Richard Lundgren (Retired commercial real estate developer)
  • John Metzger (May, Metzger & Zimmerman, L. L. P., Attorneys at Law)
  • Rogan Motter, (Scholar of American History and architecture)
  • Andrew Allwine (Architect)

 

Office 

717-291-5861

 

 

Ellicott House historic markerLocation

The Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County is located in the historic Sehner-Ellicott-von Hess House (1787) in downtown Lancaster. It was in this house that Andrew Ellicott (1754-1820) taught Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) navigation skills before the Lewis & Clark Expedition (1804-1806).

Office hours are varied for the time being.  Please email director@hptrust.org for inquiries and appointments