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.
...who W.C. Handy met at a picnic in Henderson that changed his life?
...what Handy experienced while in Henderson that changed the course of music for generations?
...when Handy came to live in Henderson?
...where Handy worked while in Henderson?
...how Handy expanded his music education while in Henderson?
Find the answers to these questions and enjoy beautiful music by the First Baptist Choir during the June 4 Walking Tour. Starts at the Depot at 10 am!