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.
As you walk through the beautiful green lawns of Fernwood Cemetery, local historian Frank Nally will share some stories of those residing in Fernwood, and you will meet some of those residents face-to-face. Among the residents you’ll meet, portrayed by local actors, will be an African-American doctor who devoted his entire life to keeping his community healthy, an Irish orphan who became a tobacco baron, a Frenchman who brought sweet treats to Henderson’s residents, and a man who founded a Green River community that is still in existence today. Tours begin at 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm. Tickets ($10 for adults, $5 for students) are on sale now at the Depot Community Room. Proceeds go toward the Monument Restoration Fund. For more info, contact us at the Depot Community Room, 101 N. Water Street, Henderson, Kentucky. Hours are Monday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday, 10am-2pm. Phone 270-830-9707. Or email us at email@example.com.