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Historic Newburgh's new office hopes to help tourism

Historic Newburgh, Incorporated celebrated moving into its new location on West Main Street on Saturday, and some nearby businesses tell 14 News they're excited to have the organization as a neighbor.  

Historic Newburgh says it hopes the new location near the Vanderburgh/Warrick County line will help increase tourism in the area.

"I always ask people when they come in, 'Have you been in before?'" said Becky Geis, the owner of The Heart of Newburgh. 

Store owner Becky Geis says The Heart of Newburgh has been in its West Main Street location since the mid-eighties and she says new faces come in to shop each day.

"We're just getting lots and lots of new people in, so it's a good thing," Geis said.

With the opening of Historic Newburgh, Incorporated in its new location just across the street, Geis thinks that number of new people will keep getting bigger.  

After Historic Newburgh's move from Jennings Street downtown, the former mid-19th century home on West Main now houses the office, gift shop, and local art that's for sale. The new addition, a visitors' center with information on local attractions, even walking maps.

"Warrick County seems to be a central location now for people to come. They like the river, they like the trailhead,"said Todd Titzer, the president of Historic Newburgh, Incorporated.

Saturday, as people celebrated the move and chipped in some money for new outdoor signs, Historic Newburgh's new neighbors are hoping the organization's growing efforts to preserve and enhance the town will continue to breathe new life into the community.

"I think it will start brining the west end and hopefully the east end, too, together as one," Geis said.

Historic Newburgh says it's working on growing its presence to attract more out-of-towners to Warrick County.  

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