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John J. Snyder, Jr. Historic Preservation Fund

This fund is for the restoration, maintenance, and repair of historical structures in Lancaster and Cumberland Counties, PA.  Funds may be used for many of the “unglamorous things” necessary to sustain a documented historical structure so that it may be preserved for the education and appreciation of future generations.

The Story of John J. Snyder Jr.

Lancaster is fortunate to have individuals,JohnSnyderlike John J. Snyder, Jr., actively considering how their passions can live beyond their lifetime. John, a lover of local art, architecture and history, spent his lifetime collecting decorative arts. He was the kind of person who would take apart a rare clock to see how it worked and composed letters on a typewriter. He had a love and passion for our local history, and wanted to see it preserved long after he was gone.

We’re proud to say that John chose to work with the
Community Foundation before he passed away in
2013. Now, our community has the John J. Snyder, Jr.
Historic Preservation Fund, which will support local buildings and structures for the education and appreciation of future generations. This year, and every year, his legacy will live on.

Thank you, John.

Alone we can make a difference. But together we can transform Lancaster County.


This fund is part of the legacy initiative:





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