Lisa Horst with the Horst Group will serve as president of the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County for 2014, completing the second year of her two-year term. Dana Clark with Tippetts/Weaver Architects will serve as vice president. Mike Richardson with Janney Montgomery Scott will serve as treasurer and chair the organization’s investment committee.
The Preservation Trust is the only volunteer organization in Lancaster County dedicated to protecting the county’s historically significant homes, barns, covered bridges and other structures.
“2013 was a pivotal year for the Preservation Trust as we built stronger relations with municipal officials, launched a new website, reintroduced the county’s historic site marker plaques program, began digitizing our archives of more than 10,000 historic properties and worked with individuals and organization to identify and protect homes, barns, bridges, mills and other Lancaster County structures of historical significance,” Horst said. “Our goal in 2014 is to build on the accomplishments of the past year. Some of the benefits of successful historic preservation efforts are neighborhood revitalization, economic growth, heritage tourism, conservation, job creation and overall community well-being.”
Horst said the Preservation Trust is currently conducting its annual “Preserve Our Past” campaign to raise funds for programs that lead to the protection and ultimate reuse of historically significant structures. Work also is underway for the Preservation Trust’s major fundraiser – the 2014 Gourmet Gala which will be held on Sunday, May 18, at the Mylin House and Willow Valley Communities Cultural Center in Willow Street.
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 Lancaster County. The trust has been directly involved in preserving important LancasterCounty 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.