The Lititz Historical Foundation has been named the 2015 winner of the C. Emlen Urban Leadership Award by the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster, PA.
Gary Klinger, President of the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster, says that the awards honor those with the commitment and foresight of preserving historic buildings and keeping history alive.
“We felt that the Lititz Historical Foundation did an exceptional job embodying the type of community education and outreach that was in keeping with the mission of the Historic Preservation Trust. We also felt that the presentation submitted exemplified true leadership in building awareness of the rich architectural heritage of the greater Lititz area. We felt that the work and the efforts of the Lititz Historical Foundation provided leadership and an example of what can be done for other local historical groups to follow.”
Lititz Historical Foundation President Cory Van Brookhoven remarked “We are very honored to receive this very special award. Our tour guides, volunteers, and board members all work very hard to promote the rich history of Lititz. From the Lititz museum, to free educational programs throughout the year, to guided tours of our beloved 1792 Johannes Mueller House, we are constantly eager to educate our visitors from all across the world. It is very humbling to be recognized by such a wonderful organization.”
The award was presented to the foundation at a special recognition banquet held at Lancaster Country Club on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015.
Left to right: Karen Genevish, Secretary; Carrie Blevins, Volunteer and Events Coordinator; Cory Van Brookhoven, President; Teri Foster, Board Member; Marian Shatto, Treasurer.
Media inquiries may be sent to:
Cory Van Brookhoven
Lititz Historical Foundation
137-145 East Main Street
Lititz, PA 17543