2024 C. Emlen Urban Awards Ceremony... Reserve Your Seat!

Registration for the 2024 C. Emlen Urban Awards Ceremony is now open. Celebrate together with us the accomplishments of individuals and organizations who exemplify the true nature of Historic Preservation in Lancaster County.

Lancaster Country Club Ballroom
Thursday, June 20, 2024
Starts at 6pm

2024 C. Emlen Urban Architectural Tour Tickets Now Available

Participate in guided tours of Lancaster City and learn more about the architectural visionary C. Emlen Urban.

~ Choose the Tour that Fits Your Schedule ~
June 15, 2024

Architectural Tour Booklets Now On Sale

These booklets provide a detailed look at the architectural treasures found in the historic municipalities of Ephrata and Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Each booklet is richly adorned with photographs and descriptions of each town's most striking and significant homes, buildings, factories, municipal structures, and more.

Ephrata Tour Booklet

Featuring Ephrata’s architectural treasures highlighted the Trust’s Ephrata Architectural Walking Tour.

Ephrata Walking Tour Booklet

Columbia Tour Booklet

A booklet featuring the architectural gems of the Trust’s 2019 Columbia Architectural Walking Tour.

Lancaster City Tour Booklet

An architectural walking tour booklet featuring the innovative style of Lancaster City's own C. Emlen Urban.

My buildings will be my legacy... they will speak for me long after I'm gone.

Julia Morgan

To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it.

Daniel Libeskind

We live in a time of renaissance … cities are coming back to life, after a long neglect.

Daniel Libeskind

Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.

Frank Gehry

Our Mission:

To encourage and facilitate historic preservation throughout Lancaster County.