2022 Preservation Summit: Historical Societies

2022 Lancaster County Historic Preservation Summit
Friday, September 30, 2022
The Ware Center, 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster, PA
3pm-8pm for Historical Societies

(Check-in at 3:00 pm will be at the 123 N. Prince Street (the location of the cocktail reception and home of the Trust. It is one block from the Ware Center. There is a parking garage next door.)

Members of Historical Societies are invited to attend the summit on Friday, September 30, from 3pm-8pm. The event will begin with check-in and a cocktail reception at the Sehner-Ellicott-von Hess house located at 123 N. Prince Street, one block away from the Ware Center. Registration is free and includes a cocktail reception with members of the municipalities from 3-4 pm, a presentation from our Keynote Speaker, Donovan Rypkema, from 4-5 pm, followed by presentations from local experts on historic preservation.


  • 3:00 pm – Cocktail reception with municipality members at the Sehner-Ellicott-von Hess house, 123 N. Prince Street
  • 4:00 pm – Keynote Speaker, Donovan Rypkema, Principal from PlaceEconomicsThe Multiple Impacts of Preservation: Recent Lessons from Around the Country
  • 5:00 pm – Presentation from Tom Ryan, Robin Sarrat, and Randolph Harris from LancasterHistory – Completing the Vision: The Creation of the Thaddeus Stevens and Lydia Hamilton Smith Center for History and Democracy
  • 6:00 pm – Presentation from Frank Grumbine from PHMC – Understanding the PA SHPO
  • 7:00 pm – Presentation from Mindy Gulden Crawford from Preservation PA – How to Protect and Preserve the Places You Love
  • 7:45 – 8:00 pm – Wrap up from Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County

Registration deadline is September 16 and is limited to the first 350 registrants.