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 of Henderson's history as well as seasonal, rotating exhibits. The room is also home to a working model train display, 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/listening tours, Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival, Fernwood Cemetery Walking Tour, and (new in 2019) Spooks & Legends Storytelling Competition.
Teachers influence students in large and small ways. In 1887, Henderson teacher Mary Towles Sasseen’s class at Center Street School presented a program that became the first observance Mother’s Day. Many other teachers have changed our lives in smaller, more individual moments.
In conjunction with the Henderson County Schools’ 2019 sesquicentennial celebration, the Depot Community Room is gathering stories and memories of your favorite teachers to be included in a display at the Depot Community Room.
Memories of your favorite teachers should include the teacher’s name, the name of the school where they taught, the grade you were in, and the year of your memory. It may include stories about events, or special moments when they made a difference in your life. Pictures are welcome as well.
Stories may be submitted through April 30 by U.S. mail (101 N. Water Street, Henderson, KY 42420), by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by bringing it to the Depot Community Room Monday-Friday, 10 am – 4 pm, and Saturday 10 am – 2 pm.