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Celebrating Thaddeus Stevens – April 4, 1792 to August 11, 1868

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View the Lancaster County Convention Center and Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square Permanent Art Collection!

Click the link below for photos and to read about the local artists whose original work graces the walls of the Lancaster County Convention Center and Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square. Lancaster County Convention Center and Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square Permanent Art Collection … [Read more...]

Celebrating Lydia Hamilton Smith – February 14, 1813 – February 14, 1884

                     Lydia Hamilton Smith was born on Valentine's Day 1813 near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to an African-American mother and an Irish father. Mrs. Smith moved to Lancaster in 1848 and became housekeeper to Thaddeus Stevens, who was elected to the United States Congress that same year.  She oversaw staff for the Stevens homes in both Lancaster and Washington, D.C. while investing in and managing her own boarding houses.  Two of Mrs. Smith's Lancaster properties, pictured … [Read more...]

LCCCA 2014 Audited Financial Statements are now available and can be found by accessing the ‘Library’ section.

LCCCA 2014 Audited Financial Statements are now available and can be found by accessing the 'Library' section. … [Read more...]

Lancaster County Convention Center Authority approves Marriott expansion

from lancasteronline.com Posted: Thursday, February 5, 2015 7:00 pm | Updated: 9:49 pm, Thu Feb 5, 2015. By CHAD UMBLE | Staff Writer The Lancaster County Convention Center Authority signed off Thursday on an expansion plan for the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square. With a 6-1 authority vote, Penn Square Partners, a private company that owns the Marriott franchise, will move ahead to enlarge the nearly six-year-old downtown hotel to the east with a 12-story, 96-room … [Read more...]

Convention Center Authority considers ‘Green Roof’

At a public meeting held Thursday, August 28, convention center authority Executive Director Kevin Molloy said officials at the publicly owned meeting center are studying the addition of a 'green roof' to the 5-year-old building and have begun the ground work. Currently under consideration is the addition of a vegetative roof covering above the lobby area of the convention center near Penn Square. Before making a final decision the Authority will consider answers to several questions … [Read more...]

Lancaster County Convention Center named by Urban Land Institute Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA- June 19, 2014 – Urban Land Institute Philadelphia (ULI Philadelphia), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities, is pleased to announce nine winners for its inaugural Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence. The winners were announced at a cocktail reception at the Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia on June 18. The Lancaster County Convention Center and … [Read more...]

Welcome 2013 Martin Luther King Kickoff Classic! January 19-21, 2013

Welcome to Lancaster County for the 2013 Martin Luther King Kickoff Classic. If you're visiting from outside of Lancaster County, we're confident you'll thoroughly enjoy your stay in Pennsylvania Dutch Country.                                                                                                                                                        Tournament Information Looking for official tournament information for the Kickoff Classic, including … [Read more...]

Voice of the Apostles Conference, October 18, 2012

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LNP article summarizes CSL report

Report: Lancaster fares well against similar facilities nationwide from Lancaster Newspapers Online, May 17, 2012. … [Read more...]