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Haldeman Mansion Annual Meeting Coming Up

The Haldeman Mansion Annual Meeting is scheduled at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, at the mansion, 230 Locust Grove Road, Bainbridge. All members and the public are invited to the meeting. A report about this past year’s accomplishment wills be given by President Ken Beard.

The board election will take place at the meeting. Also, guest speakers are Ana Gemma de la Fuente and Lynn Scott Paden, the authors of Historic Structure Report for the Haldeman Mansion property. Their topic is “Historical Chronology of Haldeman Mansion Structure.” Those attending will learn about the chronological order of plans for this place of history in northern Lancaster County.

Paden co-founded his first studio, Paden de la Fuente, in 1992. He began his work outside of Pennsylvania by consulting on preservation at the St. Elizabeths campus in Anacostia before moving to Washington, D.C., in 2010. He has a long list of accomplishments, including preservation projects for the White House Campus, the Department of the Treasury, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Naval Academy. He has several selected awards including a 2017 Preservation Maryland Award for the U.S. Naval Academy, Gate III Rehabilitation. He is Principal of Citadel DCA in Washington, D.C.

De la Fuente also was co-founder of Paden de la Fuente. After years of providing preservation support for St. Elizabeths, she, too relocated to Washington, D.C., in 2010. Over the past eight years, she authored eight Historic Structure Reports, oversaw the restoration the Clara Barton Office of Missing Soldiers, and the adaptive use of the Old Post Office. She also has awards for her work including the 2015 D.C. Preservation Award for Clara Barton Office of Missing Soldiers Museum. She is a founding principal of Citadel DCA in Washington, D.C.

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