HISTORIC DOWNTOWN NEWBURGH
LEWIS & CLARK TRAIL
LEWIS & CLARK TRAIL
Follow 4,900 miles from Pittsburgh, PA to the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon
Newburgh is proud to be a Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Partner.
Administered by the National Park Service, the Trail cover 16 states and many tribal lands.
The purpose of the Trail is to commemorate the 1803 - 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition. For more information: https://www.nps.gov/lecl/faqs.htm
HISTORIC NEWBURGH, INC.
Downtown Newburgh is the heart of our greater community and historic destination alive with commerce, visitors and families. We are a vibrant cultural and recreational center dedicated to preserving our historic character while embracing future opportunities.
Hsitoric Newburgh, Inc. is a nonprofit, Main Street organization dedicated to historic preservation, economic revitalization and sustainability of Downtown Newburgh.
Everything we do at Historic Newburgh, Inc. revolves around these concepts. Tell us what you are interested in and we will plug you into the committee that you would best match your time and your talents.
Throughout the nation, many communities are using the Main Street approach to revitalize their traditional commercial districts, bringing new life to downtown areas. Historic Newburgh, Inc. coordinates with the national and state Main Street programs for action and support on all levels.
Historic Newburgh, Inc. works by following the Main Street Four Point Approach:
Enhancing the physical appearance of the commercial district by rehabilitating historic buildings, encouraging supportive new construction, developing sensitive design management systems and long-term planning. The look of downtown, its streets, signs, buildings and store interiors is unique to each Indiana community. Main Street’s goal is to work with all these elements to create a friendly, attractive place that will draw in visitors and businesses.
Building consensus and cooperation among the many groups and individuals involved in the revitalization process. To ensure a self-reliant, broad-based, long-lasting downtown revitalization program, the entire community must rally around the idea. Cooperation from both the public and the private sector is critical to achieve visible results. In addition, a separate staff and business solely dedicated to downtown revitalization is key to achieving long-term, large-scale results.
Marketing the commercial district’s assets to customers, potential investors, businesses, local citizens, and visitors. To keep investors, visitors, and businesses coming downtown, Main Street must reshape the community perspective of downtown as a hub of activity. Successful downtown image campaigns, as well as promotional activities that build upon the community’s unique heritage and culture send a consistent, compelling message promoting the downtown area.
Strengthening the district’s existing economic base while finding ways to expand it to meet new opportunities and challenges from outlying development. Main Street’s ultimate goal is to create downtowns that are economically viable. Researching the regional market and consumer trends give Main Street organizations a realistic picture of what market mix will work for their downtown. Based on their research, Main Street organizations can begin stabilizing existing businesses and recruiting new businesses to fill the gaps.