Rebecca Dillon, a principal in the law firm of Post & Schell, and Dr. Samia Rab, a preservation specialist and educator, have been elected to the board of directors of the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County.
Dillon’s interest in historic preservation stems from her interest in history
and extensive research that she has done on her own family’s ties to Lancaster County.
As an attorney, Dillon has represented employers and insurance companies in all phases of litigation in the workers’ compensation system, including before the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board and the Commonwealth Court. She graduated cum laude from Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and cum laude from Capital University Law School with a Doctor of Jurisprudence. Dillon is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Lancaster Bar Association.
Rab, a prolific writer on the subjects of preservation and
conservation, has taught architectural history and historic preservation at MIT, Georgia Tech, the University of Hawaii and the American University of Sharjah.
As a heritage consultant, she has worked for UNESCO and the World Heritage Center in Paris, France, and the International Center for the Study of the Restoration and Preservation of Cultural Properties in Rome, Italy. She has also advised local non-profit organizations and architectural firms, preparing for them historic context studies and design guidelines for new buildings in historic districts.
The Historic Preservation Trust Board provides the non-profit organization with guidance and leadership as it brings individuals and organizations together to identify and protect homes, barns, bridges and other Lancaster County structures that are historically significant.
About the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County
Founded in 1966 to “stem the rapid destruction of historic properties in LancasterCounty,” the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County’s mission is to preserve and protect LancasterCounty’s rich historic and architectural character through education, advocacy and direct action. 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.