The Ambridge Historic District Economic Development Corporation (AHDEDC) installed nine new Interpretative Markers throughout the Historic District, which depict the history of Ambridge and the Harmonist Society. The goal of the markers is to encourage even more walking traffic in the Historic District, while educating residents and visitors alike on the neighborhood’s extensive history. These markers are part of the Historic District’s strategic plan which aims to attract new property owners who desire to invest and restore historic properties.
Also in video you will see State Representative, Rob Matzie , who attended the Ambridge Historic District -- Interpretive Marker Dedication.
AHDEDC announced the installation of five new Tourist Oriented Directional Signs (TODS) and a central Historic District Welcome & Information Kiosk.
The TODS are installed along Route 65 and Merchant Street and provide directional aides to passing motorists while spotlighting the Ambridge Historic District and local small businesses.
The Historic District Welcome & Information Kiosk was installed at the corner of 14th & Church Streets, directly across from Old Economy Village. The Kiosk is equipped with an enlarged, illuminated map of the entire Historic District. The Kiosk also provides literature highlighting local dining, shopping, and lodging options, and serves as jumping off point for further exploration of the District.
AHDEDC received broad-based support from multiple local and regional partners, including the Rivers of Steel Heritage Area, and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. In-kind, financial contributions were also provided by Old Economy Village, Borough of Ambridge, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Beaver County Tourism, and the Ambridge Rotary Club. Additional local partners included Ambridge Borough, Friends of Old Economy Village, Heslet House B&B, Old Economy Inn B&B, and Rivertown Antiques
Video by Felicia Mycyk/ Ambridge Connection