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Lancaster County Barn Tour

Dear Friends of Preservation, As you may have heard by now, the Trust has partnered with the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley to plan an ongoing, self-guided, exterior-only, driving tour of the beautiful historic barns of Lancaster County. We are planning for a launch date of October 21, 2023 (stay tuned for more details). The Lancaster…

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Marie Shelly to be featured artist at July First Friday Open House

Join us on Friday, July 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 Marie Shelly for a one-night-only pop-up art show. Meet the Artist: Marie…

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Restore His House: an afternoon of local history and historic preservation

Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church Sunday, July 9, 2023, at 2 pm Join us for an afternoon of local history and historic preservation on Sunday, July 9, at 2 pm at Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church. There will be a short presentation by Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County Executive Director Danielle Keperling about the importance of…

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James Michael Elia to be featured artist at June First Friday Open House

Join us on Friday, June 2, 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 James Michael Elia for a one-night-only pop-up art show. Meet the Artist:…

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Jordan Knisely to be featured artist at May First Friday Open House

Join us on Friday, May 5, 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 Jordan Knisely for a one-night-only pop-up art show. Meet the Artist: Jordan…

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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

Lancaster County Barn Tour (launch date October 21, 2023) Purchase Your Tour Book Here Click here for more information. The Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County has partnered with the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley to create a LANCASTER COUNTY BARN TOUR. The tour is an ongoing, self-guided, exterior-only, driving tour of the beautiful…

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C. Emlen Urban Architectural Tour in the City of Lancaster: Masonic Hall

Masonic Hall Former Public Office House 5 West King Street 1932 remodel of 1795 original Built in 1795 as a “public office house,” this three-and-one-half-story Georgian brick building housed state and county offices before being purchased by Lancaster City in 1854 to serve as City Hall. In 1931 the municipal offices relocated to 120 North…