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Tom Talks Turkey

Don’t feel like walking the seven miles required to view all of the Raymond Graf sculptures of Audubon’s birds? Then come on out to the Theater at John James Audubon State Park Saturday, July 6 at 10:30 a.m. to hear some thing we betcha didn’t know! Free “listening tour” brought to you by Depot Community […]

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Share your favorite teacher stories with us

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Everyone knows teachers influence students in large and small ways. In 1887, Henderson teacher Mary Towles Sasseen’s class atCenter Street School presented a program featuring songs, poems, and essays about motherhood. This program became the first observance Mother’s Day. Many other teachers have changed our lives in smaller, more individual moments. In conjunction with the […]

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2018 Walking Tour Season

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September 2017 Walking Tour features sculptures

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Our September 2, 2017, our free, guided walking tour features bronze sculptures depicting some of John James Audubon’s Birds of America paintings. This easy walking tour starts at the Depot, 101 N. Water St., at 10 am. Spend an hour in downtown Henderson, viewing the beautiful sculptures created from Audubon’s art by Raymond Graff.

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Come Down to the River 2017

River Heritage Day’s Come Down to the River is Saturday, July 22 at Audubon Mill Park and the Henderson, Kentucky riverfront. Park activities from 10-4 include FREE Ken-DUCK-y Derby, casting lessons, games, storytelling, live animals. FREE Kids’ Fishing Tournament begins at 11 am.  Visit the traveling Dream Car Museum exhibit.  Corn Hole Tournament begins at 10 […]

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June 3, 2017 Walking Tour features W.C. Handy

Our third walking tour of 2017 will introduce you to the town W.C. Handy lived in for about 10 years. Beginning at the Depot, 101 N. Water St., and meandering throughout the downtown area, historian Frank Nally, will weave tales of Handy’s time in Henderson. Join us at 10 am on Saturday, June 3, and stroll […]

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May 6 walking tour features Riverwalk

Our second walking tour of 2017 will celebrate the beautiful Riverwalk beginning at the Depot, 101 N. Water St., and ending at Merritt Drive and 12th Street. Led by historian Frank Nally, the stories will focus on events that happened on the riverfront, and people who lived there. Join us at 10 am on Saturday, May 6, […]

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May 2017 tour features beautiful Riverwalk

Our second walking tour of 2017 will celebrate the beautiful Riverwalk beginning at the Depot, 101 N. Water St., and ending at Merritt Drive and 12th Street. Led by historian Frank Nally, the stories will focus on events that happened on the riverfront, and people who lived there. Join us at 10 am on Saturday, May 6, […]

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Spooks and Legends Tour 2015

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This is the first year our Spooks and Legends tour was threatened by thunderstorms, but all was not lost as we kicked into high gear and produced an “indoor” walking tour complete with video and theatrical presentations, and an audience-participation contest where winners had to determine which stories were fact, fiction, or legends. Thanks to […]

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J.R. Pike survived Battle of Ormoc Bay

J.R. Pike, gunners mate aboard the US Sumner, survived the Battle of Ormoc Bay during World War II. This battle has gone down in history as the only naval engagement during the war in which the enemy brought to bear every type of weapon available. Pike survived a suicide plane that crashed 10 ft. behind […]

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