Located on the riverfront in downtown Henderson, The Depot Community Room stands as an example of the city's commitment to preserving the past while embracing the future. The building is a replica of the 1901 train depot.
We feature images and artifacts on Henderson's history as well as seasonal, rotating exhibits. The room is also home to a working train set, an original John James Audubon print and W.C. Handy's trumpet and sheet music.
Henderson's history comes alive during fun and interactive events throughout the year. Major events include monthly walking tours, River Heritage Day, Folklife Festival, Fernwood Cemetery Walking Tour, and Spooks & Legends Walking Tour.
The Depot Community Room is now accepting photos and memorabilia of Henderson County military veterans to be included in their Veterans’ exhibit opening Tuesday, Nov. 11. Items such as uniforms, military gear, journals, photos, newspaper articles, etc., should be clean, and in good condition and will be on loan through December 30, 2015. Due to space constraints, some items may not be accepted.
Presented in graphic panels and video interviews, this exhibit shares local veterans’ memories of growing up in Henderson County as well as some of their war-time experiences.
In December, the Depot will expand the exhibit with a Veterans’ Christmas tree. Friends and family of Henderson County military veterans may submit a photo of their veteran to be displayed through the holiday season. Photographs should be submitted before December 4, but later submissions will be accepted. Printed photographs will be scanned on site. Digital photographs should be minimal 300 dpi and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the veteran’s name, rank, branch and dates of service.