Lobach is one of 18 members of the board of the center, which operates the Historical Society Museum, the Agricultural & Industrial Museum, the Fire Museum, an expansive Library & Archives, the Colonial Complex and the Bonham House.
The center’s goal is to inspire exploration of the history, people and culture of York County, Pennsylvania and the United States. Right now, center officials are working on a long-term plan to move from the current location to a new home.
“The center is a vital link for the community to reach into its past,” Lobach said. “I’ve been proud to volunteer with this valuable York County asset in the past and I’m honored to be selected to its board now. I look forward to the center’s future as it develops its new campus. The people of this area deserve an organization as useful and outstanding as the York County History Center.”
A self-described history buff, Lobach points to his work as the attorney for the Gettysburg Foundation to help the design, construction and 2008 opening of the Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park on Baltimore Pike as one of his favorite tasks he’s undertaken. Lobach is a member of the center’s Writers Roundtable and is writing a book about the 250-year history of the First Presbyterian Church on Market Street in York.
Lobach divides his time between a number of charitable groups in York County and beyond. He’s the vice chairman of the York Health Foundation Board, the first chairman of the York County Community Foundation, is on the board of directors of the WellSpan Medical Group, is a past president of the York County Bar Association and is involved with local and national Boy Scout organizations.
He’s been named to the “Best Lawyers” list from 2013 to 2017 and been designated a “Select Lawyer” by the Polk-Lepson Research Group. At Barley Snyder, Lobach is in the Business, Finance & Creditors’ Rights, Real Estate and Education practice groups.