In this segment of History of Lancaster County for Newbies, board member Benton Webber discusses Lancaster County in the modern era. Memories often cloud our understanding of history by infusing nostalgia where it doesn’t belong. This video chapter takes a snapshot look at more recent events from the 20th century, while still being uniquely set in Lancaster County.
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.