Since moving to Goshen in 2011, I’ve read through many documents and archives to try and make sense of this place I now call home. Of all the reports, papers, and plans that have helped me appreciate the broader context and perspectives in our community, the three below were particularly influential and helpful. The Goshen Guide is an effort to help make these nuggets of information more accessible so they can continue contributing to a richer understanding and awareness of place. Let us know what reports have influenced you so we can be sure to add them to the guide.
Grace Bonewitz’s thesis explores how local visionaries and developers helped downtown Goshen “stay vibrant and continue to grow” from 2006 to 2011, despite the nationwide economic downturn.