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Re-Emergence: recent landscape paintings by local artist, Lisa Troupe

Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County hosts local artist Lisa Troupe for June First Friday event

We are delighted to announce Lisa Troupe as our featured local artist for June 2024. This exhibit will take place on Friday, June 7, from 10 AM to 8 PM, with a special reception from 5 PM to 8 PM, and on Saturday, June 8, from 10 AM to 4 PM. The event will be…

Brian M. Kutner, Millville, NJ

Thank You to all who attended the Bowmansville Roller Mill Open House

This past Saturday, April 27, 2024, was a remarkable day for the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County as we hosted an open house at the Bowmansville Roller Mill. With several hundred attendees from across southcentral Pennsylvania, the event was a resounding success, bringing together community members and history enthusiasts to celebrate our rich heritage.…

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Addvent Lancaster Presents “Art of Adventure” at Ellicott House on May 3

Lancaster, PA – The Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County is thrilled to partner with Addvent Lancaster for an enchanting evening of art and exploration during Downtown Lancaster’s First Friday. This event will take place at the Sehner-Ellicott-Von Hess House on Gallery Row, located at 123 N Prince Street, from 5 to 8 pm. Addvent Lancaster…


2024 C. Emlen Urban Award Winners

Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County Announces the 2024 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…

Watt & Shand

C. Emlen Urban Walking Tour 2024

Explore the Architectural Wonders of Lancaster with C. Emlen Urban Saturday, June 15, 2024 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Overview – Starting Point Sehner-Ellicott-von Hess House (123 N. Prince Street, Lancaster, PA – the Trust’s headquarters) Schedule Tours begin at 9:00 AM, with the last tour departing at 4:00 PM. Departures are hourly. Capacity…


Discover the Future of Art on First Friday: A Celebration of Young Talent at the Sehner-Ellicott-von Hess House

Lancaster, PA – Mark your calendars for an evening of art, inspiration, and community spirit! We’re thrilled to invite you to a unique First Friday open house event at the historic Sehner-Ellicott-von Hess House, nestled in the vibrant heart of Gallery Row at 123 N. Prince Street, Lancaster, PA. Join us from 5 to 8…


Experience the Historic Bowmansville Roller Mill on April 27

CLICK HERE to register. Are you ready for a journey back in time? Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 27, 2024, because the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County is inviting you to experience the magic of the 1850 Bowmansville Roller Mill. From noon to 5 pm, visitors will have the unique opportunity to step…


Preservation Happy Hour Fundraiser at Pour Man’s Brewing Co.

DATE: Wednesday, May 8, 2024, TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 pm LOCATION: Pour Man’s Brewing Company, 24 E. Main Street, Ephrata, PA PRICE: $35 per person REGISTRATION BELOW. The Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County is hosting a Preservation Happy Hour Fundraiser on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Pour Man’s Brewing Company (…


Pre-Order for 2024 Annual Uncharted Lancaster Treasure Hunt

Are you ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime? The annual Uncharted Lancaster treasure hunt returns in the Spring of 2024 with the JBT and Raiders of the Golden Osprey Treasure Hunt Adventure. With $3,200 up for grabs, weekly cash prizes, and four ways to win, this promises to be their most exciting…


Help Save the Former Gunzenhauser Bakery

Lancaster is about to lose another unique and interesting historic building. The former Gunzenhauser Bakery on North Prince Street is slated for demolition. We ask concerned citizens to contact the Lancaster City Council and ask for their oversight of this matter. You can contact them via email at:,,,,,,…