Three Elected to Historic Preservation Trust Board of Directors

 Danielle Keperling,  Dick Lundgren and Gary Klinger have been elected to the board of directors of the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County.   Keperling is chief operating officer of Historic Restorations in Lancaster, executive director of the Central Pennsylvania Preservation Society and a lecturer on maintaining and preserving historic homes.  The two books that…

Historic Preservation Trust to Welcome First Friday Visitors at 123 North Prince Street

December 5th First Friday visitors to 123 North Prince Street, headquarters of the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County, will be stepping back in time. The building is where Andrew Ellicott taught Meriwether Lewis navigation skills in 1803, prior to the Lewis and Clark Expedition. “We will have wreaths, mantels with greenery, fires in the…

Holiday Teas Are Seasonal Favorites at the Historic Preservation Trust

The menu for the holiday teas at the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County on Saturday, December 13, and Sunday, December 14, have been announced by Donna Lussier, chef at La Petite Patisserie and hostess for the teas: Scones — White Chocolate & Cranberry Scones, Cream Scones, Lemon Preserves and Devonshire Cream Savories — Radish…

Mayor Gray Proclaims October 18th Lancaster History Day

Lancaster Mayor Richard Gray will proclaim Saturday, October 18, Lancaster History Day in recognition of the 20 sites on the Historic Lancaster Walk & Talk Tour on the 18th.   The historic business and industry sites have adaptive re-use in common.  Constructed in the 18th and 19th centuries, the sites have been preserved and restored for…

2014 Historic Preservation Award Recipients Announced

Lancaster Newspapers will receive a 2014 C. Emlen Urban Award for Leadership from the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County for the company’s vision and investment in revitalizing historic buildings in downtown Lancaster. A dozen projects will receive C. Emlen Urban Preservation Awards for excellence in historic preservation. The projects and the individuals/organizations/companies that made…

Oct. 18th Tour to Include Sweets and Spirits

In addition to a wealth of history on the October 18th Historic Lancaster Walk & Talk Tour and docents dressed in 19th century attire, there will be ice cream, candy and spirits. Yuengling’s Ice Cream will be served at the Sehner-Ellicott-von Hess House (Tour Stop #1), candy at Miesse Candies (Tour Stop #2) and The…

Historic Walk & Talk Tour to Showcase Adaptive Re-use

The 20 sites on the Saturday, October 18, tour of the historic business and industry sites have adaptive re-use in common. Constructed in the 18th and 19th centuries, the sites have been preserved and restored for 21st century purposes – offices, residences, restaurants, and hotels. “This is a wonderful opportunity to see the impact of…

Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County to Document Mayer-Hess Farmstead History

The Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County will collaborate with Manbel Devco to document the buildings and history of the Mayer-Hess Farmstead (c. 1870-1874) at 1580 Fruitville Pike.  The farmstead is across the street from the 71 acres that has been approved by Manheim Township for the Shoppes at Belmont.  The farmstead’s mansion and surrounding…

Tour Stops for October 18 History Tour Identified in Downtown Lancaster

Twenty sites with ties to Lancaster’s industrial and commercial past have been identified for the 2014 Historic Walk + Talk Tour on Saturday, October 18, in downtown Lancaster. The tour is a joint effort of the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County and Moxie House, publisher of Fig Lancaster, a guide to local shopping, dining,…

Monthly English Teas Set for Historic Preservation Trust

English High Teas have proven to be a  perfect fit for the house where Andrew Ellicott taught Meriwether Lewis navigational skills in 1803, prior to the Lewis & Clark Expedition. “The house and its courtyard make such a beautiful and historic setting for teas,” said Donna Lussier, owner of La Petite Patisserie and hostess for…