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Main Street Amherst

Come Help Us Grow! In an effort to preserve Amherst’s heritage, the city was pleased to receive the designation of Main Street Amherst in 2002. Main Street Amherst is a 501c3 non-profit

organization whose mission is to promote and maintain an economically vital historic downtown and business district that is attractive and accessible to people of all ages. The city received the designation from Heritage Ohio, Inc. a statewide, not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and assisting people and organizations to protect and preserve the heritage. The Main Street program has earned national recognition as a practical strategy appropriately scaled to a community’s local resources and conditions. And because it is a locally driven program, all initiative stems from local issues and concerns. Main Street Amherst volunteers are striving to bring special events to the downtown and surrounding area to increase public awareness of what goods and services are available to the general public. Our motto has become “Come Help Us Grow”. Come to Amherst and experience the quaint small-town feeling of a community that cares about its economic growth. Make Amherst your next destination!


The Main Street Amherst Endowment Fund was established in 2015 to provide a medium through which people may provide permanent, financial gifts that will assist in supporting the future of the organization. The principal of these gifts is held in perpetuity and the investment income made available as needed. The earnings from these gifts may be used for operating expenses, to maintain the facilities, and to fund scholarships. Please visit our website at Amherst Magazine & Community Guide | 2017-18

Amherst 2017-18  
Amherst 2017-18