Please Welcome our New Executive Director, Danielle Keperling

Danielle Keperling
Danielle Keperling, Executive Director

Danielle Keperling has worked full-time in the preservation industry since 2001.  Danielle holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Eastern University.  She works with her husband, Jonathan, at Keperling Preservation Services restoring 18th, 19th, and 20th century buildings for public and private clients, including the National Parks Service and Smithsonian Institute.

Danielle co-authored two books: Preservation Primer: Avoid Common Mistakes that Cause Irreversible & Costly Damage to Your Historical Building's Architectural Integrity and Daredevil Marketing: How Preservation Based Contractors & Architects Can: Get Better Projects, Clients, and Prices.  In 2019 Danielle launched the Practical Preservation podcast to share preservation knowledge with a larger audience.  In addition to Danielle's role at Keperling Preservation Services, Danielle serves on the Lancaster City Historical Commission helping to oversee the Heritage Conservation District.

To contact Danielle about any of your preservation concerns, please email director@hptrust.org or call 717-291-5861.

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 2016 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.

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.