Historic Lebanon’s mission is the revitalization of Lebanon’s Public Square and surrounding neighborhoods. We are a non-profit organization and a certified Tennessee Main Street program. We also receive annual accreditation from the National Main Street Center. Historic Lebanon uses the 4-point Main Street approach of Design/Historic Preservation, Economic Vitality, Promotion and Organization to achieve our goals
Our focus is to preserve Lebanon’s historic buildings, increase tourism, entice more entrepreneurs and to create a sense of place in our historic downtown core. We want to use the historic properties in new ways to create a vibrant area with restaurants, retail/office spaces and urban living. Another goal is a more walkable downtown with public green spaces, a direct connection to the Music City Start commuter train station through a walking trail and the installation of public art. These improvements will create a gathering place for locals as well as increase tourism to the historic downtown. Simply put; Historic Lebanon strives to enhance Lebanon’s quality of life and to increase our profile as a great small town.
Educating the public on Lebanon’s rich history is another part of our mission. The organization has produced a Historic Driving Tour and written two books on local history: Images of America, Lebanon published November 2014 and 203 East Main Street, 100 years, Celebrating the History of Lebanon’s Original Federal Post Office Building, published October 2013.