[SOLD OUT] “Urban Legend” Author Talk, Reception, & Book Signing

[SOLD OUT] “Urban Legend” Author Talk, Reception, & Book Signing

TICKET UPDATE: As of 10/13/23, this program is sold out and registration is closed. We are not accepting a waiting list at this time. Thank you for your interest!

EVENT CLARIFICATION: This event will be held Wednesday, November 15, NOT Thursday, November 15. We apologize for any confusion and error. The event will take place Wednesday, November 15.

Join us on Wednesday, November 15 from 5 – 7pm for a reception and author talk to celebrate the release of Urban Legend: The Life and Legacy of C. Emlen Urban, by Gregory J. Scott, FAIA. Urban Legend highlights 25 of C. Emlen Urban’s architectural masterpieces, which left an indelible mark on the City of Lancaster. On the pages of this book, Scott shares insight he gathered over seven years of research—collecting from Urban’s personal travel diaries, sketchbooks, and linen drawings—tracking Urban’s progression and maturity through seventeen different design styles and eleven building types. LancasterHistory is honored to help launch this exciting new book.

Headshot of Gregory Scott.
Gregory J. Scott, FAIA

Gregory J. Scott is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, partner emeritus at RLPS Architects, architectural columnist for Lancaster Newspaper LNP, recent architectural correspondent for Lancaster NBC affiliate WGAL, and twice recipient of the Journalist and Educator Award presented by the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County. Gregg and his wife, Terri, reside in Northeast Harbor, ME and Lancaster, PA. They have two children and two grandchildren. Gregg’s current board and community positions include the Hamilton Club, Northeast Harbor Neighborhood House, Mount Desert Island Housing Trust and Lancaster County Behavioral Health and Developmental Services advisor. He is also an Eagle Scout.

This event will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 from 5-7pm at LancasterHistory. A reception, generously sponsored by the Louise Steinman von Hess Foundation, begins at 5pm, followed by a book signing and author talk by Gregg Scott at 6pm. The event will also include live music and a display of select historic artifacts related to C. Emlen Urban. Copies of Urban Legend will be available for purchase.

Note for Registrants: Successful registrants will receive an email confirmation with their tickets after check out. If you do not receive an email within 5-10 minutes upon checking out, please check your junk/spam folders. If you receive no email, please contact LancasterHistory to verify your registration.

Thank You to the Louise Steinman von Hess Foundation for their support of this event and reception!

Book Launch Book Signing In-Person Event Reception

November 15, 2023 LancasterHistory, 230 N. President Ave., Lancaster, PA 5 - 7pm FREE | Registration Required