Historic Preservation Trust to Welcome First Friday Visitors at 123 North Prince Street for December First Friday

Join us on Friday, December 3, 2021, from 5 to 9 pm for a First Friday open house at the Sehner-Ellicott-von Hess House located at 123 N. Prince Street, Lancaster, PA in the heart of Gallery Row.

Board members will be on hand to talk about historic preservation and the house.

We will also be selling a large selection of prints, posters, books, and shirts. These are perfect gifts for anyone who loves Lancaster and Lancaster history. Click here for a complete listing of items that will be on sale.

We are also going to have a swag door prize from Susan Dippre Designs. So be sure to stop by!

Uncharted Lancaster

Adam Zurn from Uncharted Lancaster will be back again this month with his exclusive mini-adventure that celebrates both downtown Lancaster and the building’s history as well as local architecture. Fantastic prizes are up for grabs with your choice of either a 1.25″ soft enamel pin or a 3″ embroidered patch (while supplies last).

Adam Zurn will also have photos and charts from his expeditions out to the region’s oldest man-made artifacts—the petroglyphs of Safe Harbor. These 1,000-year-old rock carvings are thought to be made by a relatively unknown group of Native Americans known as the Shenks Ferry people.

Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County

The Trust was established in 1966 to help “stem the rapid destruction of historic properties in Lancaster County.” Through the years, the Trust has been active in helping to preserve many historic properties in Lancaster County that contribute to their respective communities as unique places for people to live, work, and play.

Our equation for success has been working for over 50 years. Look around you and know that our advocacy and direct action have resulted in saving hundreds of historic structures and other sites throughout the county. The flip side is that not everything can and should be saved. The Trust continually faces this delicate balance and works closely with all parties involved to reach an equitable decision for all. Sadly, it sometimes takes an irreplaceable loss to a community before preservation moves higher on the priority list.

Consider joining the Trust today.