Our Story

The Historic Owego Marketplace (HOM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing and maintaining the Village of Owego as a vital, thriving retail and cultural center. HOM's mission is to work with business owners, community members, and organizations to promote Owego, and to host events that contribute to the business and cultural life of our vibrant community.

HOM was formed in 1977 by a closely-knit group of business owners who recognized the need to plan for the future of downtown Owego and ensure its economic vitality. Formed as a merchants organization, HOM has evolved over the years into a strong marketing and advocacy organization that continues to support a flourishing business district. 

Owego's landmark historic downtown is lined with 19th century storefronts made for leisurely shopping and strolling. Our many unique specialty shops are filled to the brim with antiques, collectibles, whimsical gifts, colorful home accessories, and stylish clothing and jewelry. In addition, visitors are invited to browse galleries and gardens, tour museums, see a play, or take in an outdoor concert. Soak up the sun in our riverfront parks, watching the Susquehanna River lazily flow by. 

If dining is your pleasure, our many restaurants and eateries have treats in store. Choices range from regional Italian, Mexican, and new American cuisine, to great burgers, pizza and ice cream. Several charming Bed & Breakfast inns offer lodging for mid-week getaways or restorative long weekends. 

The Historic Owego Marketplace sponsors many popular on-going annual and seasonal events.  

Officers of the HOM Board of Directors 

President: Bradley Crews - Original's Bar and Lounge
Vice President: Patrick Ousterout - Edward Jones
Secretary: Janelle Malia - The Black Cat Gallery                                                                                                                                                                                          Treasurer: Jim Balshuweit - Susquehanna Printers                                                                                                                                                                                            Strawberry Festival Chair -  Pat Hansen, Hand of Man  
Member at Large: Gerald Arbes - Gallery Forty-One