Help us to Preserve the Archives of the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County

Protect our irreplaceable records from permanent damage from fire, water, or deterioration over time

Help us to scan our 160,000 piece artifact collection. Many of our items are one of a kind that highlight Lancaster County’s rich architectural heritage.

The Board of Directors has hired an archival consultant to help guide us through the best practices for both the digitization and the storage of the archives once the digitization is complete. We have begun a Capital Campaign to help cover the expenses associated with the project (it is estimated to cost a total of $200,000 for the entirely of the project).

Adding to the urgency of this endeavor is that last October the Dauphin-Middle Paxton Historical Society had a fire the day after their 250th Anniversary, destroying 80% of their collection. Luckily, they had just completed their digital archiving project, ultimately saving the collection.

During the archive protection process ALL property files will be digitized and available to members on our website. After digitization our physical archives will be stored using archival standards to help protect against deterioration.

Give to the Preserve Our Treasure fund today.

Donation Form

Use the form below to make an instant donation to the Trust's Archival Digitization Capital Campaign, or mail a check to: Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County, PO Box 2667, Lancaster, PA 17603 with the notation of the digitization project.