Treasure hunting returns to the Susquehanna Valley with Uncharted Lancaster’s Quest for the Jewel of the Susquehanna

We are excited once again to partner with Uncharted Lancaster for their annual treasure hunt—Jewel of the Susquehanna!  With $2,000 up for grabs and four ways to win, this promises to be their most exciting adventure yet! Click here to begin your adventure. Register your team. | Order your treasure map. Profits from this year’s…

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2023 C. Emlen Urban Award Winners


Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County Announces the 2023 Recipients of their Annual C. Emlen Urban Awards The C. Emlen Urban Awards recognize people and projects for their efforts in preserving significant historic sites in Lancaster County. Founded in 1966 to “stem the rapid destruction of historic properties in Lancaster County,” the Historic Preservation Trust…

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Thomas Foster Hermansader to be featured artist at Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County’s April First Friday Open House

Join us on Friday, April 7, 2023, from 5 to 8 pm for a First Friday open house at the beautiful Sehner-Ellicott-von Hess House located at 123 N. Prince Street, Lancaster, PA, in the heart of Gallery Row. We will be hosting artist Thomas Foster Hermansader for a one-night-only pop-up art show. Thomas Foster Hermansader…

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Lancaster County Barn Tour – Fall 2023

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Lancaster County Barn Tour – Fall 2023 Listen About the Barn Tour from WITF Read More About the Barn Tour on LancasterOnline Click Here The Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County and the Historical Society of Cocalico Valley are joining forces in planning a self-guided Lancaster County Barn Tour! The two organizations are currently…

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December 21: Celebrity Bartending at Max’s Eatery

Join us on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, from 5 to 8 pm at Max’s Eatery for an evening of celebrity bartending to support the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County! One hundred percent of all bar tips (cash and credit) and $1 from each sale of the evening’s two signature drinks will go directly to…

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The Trust’s Highlights and Accomplishments from the Past Year

The Trust’s Board of Directors have been busy this year. We have numerous accomplishments to celebrate including: Revived the Historic Plaque Program to highlight important properties to Lancaster County History Preservation Summit – hosted an educational day for close to 100 municipal officials and historical societies members Architectural Tour featuring properties designed by C. Emlen…

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Lancaster County Historic Preservation Summit Presentations

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Thank you to everyone who attended our first annual Lancaster County Historic Preservation Summit. It was an excellent opportunity for local municipalities and historical societies to figure out how we can work together to save Lancaster County’s historic structures. Here are several of the presentations from the Friday, September 30, 2022 event. The Legal Framework…

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