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August Cruise to Nova Scotia Attracts Historic Preservationists

A tour of Old Town Lunenburg on Nova Scotia’s south shore will be an option for members of the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County party.

March 28, 2012 - PRLog -- Spaces aboard the Carnival Glory, reserved by the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County, are beginning to fill for the August 25-30, 2012, cruise from New York to Nova Scotia, with stops in St. John and Halifax .

“This is the first time that we have offered a cruise, and we are pleased by the interest,” said Steve Funk, events committee chair for the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County.  “In addition to being an excellent 5-night cruise, members of our party will have an exclusive option to tour Old Town Lunenburg on Nova Scotia’s south shore.  Former Preservation Trust Board Member Kenna Wood will lead the tour.”

According to the the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization:  Old Town Lunenburg is the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America. Established in 1753, it has retained its original layout and overall appearance, based on a rectangular grid pattern drawn up in the home country. The inhabitants have safeguarded the town’s identity throughout the centuries by preserving the wooden architecture of the houses and public buildings, some of which date from the 18th century and which constitute an excellent example of a sustained vernacular architectural tradition.  Its economic basis has traditionally been the offshore Atlantic fishery.                                               

Prices for the Preservation Trust cruise start at just $819 per person (based on double occupancy) for an inside cabin.  Price includes cocktail party, accommodations, all meals and snacks, entertainment on board, round trip motor coach from Lancaster to New York pier, port charges and taxes.  A portion of the fare benefits the Preservation Trust and their mission to preserve and protect Lancaster County’s historic architecture and character.  

Additional information is available by contacting the Historic Preservation Trust office at 123 North Prince Street in downtown Lancaster or by calling 717-291-5861 or sending an e-mail to amygaston@hptrust.org.

About the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County
Founded in 1966 to “stem the rapid destruction of historic properties in Lancaster County,” the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County’s mission is to preserve and protect Lancaster County’s rich historic and architectural character through education, advocacy and direct action. The trust has been directly involved in preserving important Lancaster County landmarks and has provided advice, assistance and guidance in the protection of others.  The trust is a member-supported, 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in the historic Sehner-Ellicott-von Hess House (circa 1787) at 123 North Prince Street in downtown Lancaster.  Visit www.hptrust.org for additional information.

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