Join me for a different type of adventure on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, from 5 to 8 pm as I journey into the urban jungle of downtown Lancaster to Max’s Eatery for an evening of celebrity bartending to support the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County!
I’ll be slinging drinks with Dr. James Delle, Vice President Dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Associate Provost for Academic Administration at Millersville University. Click here to read his full bio.
One hundred percent of all bar tips (cash and credit) and $1 from each sale of the evening’s two signature drinks—Staff of Ra and Truffle Shuffle—will go directly to the Trust to aid in its mission to encourage and facilitate architectural preservation throughout Lancaster County. Anyone who orders one of the evening’s special beverages will receive a full-size 3D printed replica* of either the Headpiece to the Staff of Ra made famous in the Indiana Jones movie Raiders of the Lost Ark or the Cooper Bones as seen in the 1985 classic The Goonies. *While supplies last.
If you would rather sit at a table to sip and sup—there will be a “donation line” line on your credit card receipt to donate as well.
Where to go
About the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County
The Trust was established in 1966 to help “stem the rapid destruction of historic properties in Lancaster County.” Through the years, the Trust has been active in preserving many historic properties in Lancaster County that contribute to their respective communities as unique places for people to live, work, and play.
Their equation for success has been working for over 50 years. Look around you and know that our advocacy and direct action have resulted in saving hundreds of historic structures and other sites throughout the county. The flip side is that not everything can and should be saved. The Trust continually faces this delicate balance and works closely with all parties involved to reach an equitable decision for all. Sadly, it sometimes takes an irreplaceable loss to a community before preservation moves higher on the priority list.
Then & Now: 38 W. King Street home to Lancaster’s second-oldest public clock
If you have eaten at Max’s Eatery at 38 West King Street, there’s a good chance you’ve walked under the second-oldest public clock in the city and never knew. The clock dates back to 1869 and was installed by Henry Zahm Rhoads when he took ownership of the building. What is the oldest one, you ask? Click the link to find out and learn more about the 38 West King Street building.