What We Do /
We aim to instill an appreciation for Lancaster County's historic architecture and landscapes. Education is the common thread that runs through our programs.
Surveys of historic properties countywide, conducted by the Preservation Trust in cooperation with municipal and county officials, are the basis for our extensive archives on historic properties. These records — thumbnail sketches on more than 10,000 properties in Lancaster County — are available for research in our library.
Speaking engagements allow us to provide presentations on historic preservation and current projects to local businesses, organizations and social groups. Contact the Preservation Trust for more information on the Preservation Trust Speakers Bureau.
Architectural History Tours, offered every other year, open many unique and historic properties throughout the county to the general public. The tour showcases properties that have been preserved or are to be preserved.
Among our many resources are professionals who share their knowledge on a broad range of topics including painting, carpentry, roofing, easements and taxes for historic properties.