We are LYHR and our mission is to protect and promote this beautiful region of Pennsylvania.
875 Hazel Avenue
Columbia, PA 17539
Rolling hills. Patchwork farmlands. Quaint towns and villages. The bond between Lancaster and York Counties runs deeper than the water they share. It’s a bond built on values, traditions and a passion for our past.
Connected by the Susquehanna River, the communities of the two counties tell the story of America. It’s about the people who first settled on our land, their fight for freedom and the lives and culture they enjoy today.
This is who we are – this is our heritage.
Our Mission: As a designated Pennsylvania Heritage Area, the Lancaster-York Heritage Region works to raise awareness and appreciation of the cultural and economic value of the Susquehanna Gateway region, and preserve, enhance and celebrate its most significant heritage assets as economically vital attractions for residents and visitors alike.
We exist because the residents of York and Lancaster Counties are concerned about our quality of life – protecting farmland, preserving open space and natural areas, revitalizing town centers, diversifying the tourism industry, and connecting younger folks with the history and culture of our ancestors.
Goal: In association with local, state and national partners, the Lancaster-York Heritage Region works to create more livable and economically vital communities. The goals of the Lancaster-York Heritage Region include strengthening place, building understanding and identity, enhancing the visitor experience and building strong institutions for partnerships.