Located on the beautiful 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 L&N passenger 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, Storytelling Festival, and, new in 2020, Tavern Talk.
Rotating displays during early 2020 include the Ohio River 1937 Flood, Turn-of-the-Century (20th) advertising items, and early political advertisements. Permanent displays feature the “Father of the Blues,” the “Mother of Mother’s Day,” along with military leaders, and a working model train display.