Tour beautiful downtown Henderson beginning at the Depot, 101 N. Water St., and ending at Merritt Drive and 12th Street. Led by historian Frank Nally, stories will focus on "W.C. Handy, the Father of the Blues." Join us at 10 am.
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 was responsible for Handy learning classical music?
...what kind of epiphany Handy experienced during his time in Henderson?
...when Handy and his band traveled to the Chicago World's Fair?
...where Handy met the love of his life?
...why Handy came to live in Henderson?
Join us for the June 3, 2017 Historical Walking Tour and discover the town where Handy worked and played.