APRIL thru NOVEMBER:
HISTORIC WALKING/LISTENING TOURS
First Saturday of each month – 10 AM to 11 AM (unless otherwise noted)
Guided tours of points of historical and legendary significance to Henderson’s history. Walking tours start in The Community Room at The Depot and continue through historic downtown Henderson. Henderson’s past comes alive as you learn stories of the people, businesses, and architecture of some of Henderson’s most beautiful buildings. Walking tours are fairly level and wheelchair accessible.
April 4 – Henderson — Odds and Ends
May 2 – Social Clubs
June 6 – Downtown Historic Tour
July 4 – Washington and Hopkins reminiscing (Listening Tour at 11:00 a.m. at Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall)
August 1 – Flavor of Henderson
September 5 – Henderson Parks
October 3 – Order in the Courts
November 7 – Trolleys, Trains and Interurban Rails (Listening Tour at the Depot)
Walking tours begin at The Depot, at 10am, approximately 1 hour, free. (In case of inclement weather, walking tours become listening tours in the Depot Community Room.)
Listening tour times and locations are noted above.
JUNE: Tavern Talk — classic tales from both sides of the bar
SATURDAY, JUNE 13 — 7 PM
The Depot Community Room Teams up with Henderson Brewing Company to host “Tavern Talk — classic tales from both sides of the bar.” This event, held at the Henderson Brewing Company, will feature stories handed down through the years about local establishments and their patrons. Audience participation is encouraged.
Henderson Brewing Company, 737 Second Street, (donations accepted)
AUGUST: FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2020 — 10 AM to 4 PM
The Depot Community Room Teams up with Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival, presenting traditional games of the past. The Folklife Festival is an annual community event held in Audubon Mill Park, and features a host of food makers, artists and other educational exhibits about folklife traditions in western Kentucky. In the past exhibits have included antique bicycles, llama shearing, soap making, beeswax candles and much more.
Audubon Mill Park, free.
SEPTEMBER: FERNWOOD CEMETERY TOUR
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2020 — 3 PM and 4:30 PM
“Musical Notes from Henderson” Guided walking tours through Henderson’s oldest cemetery, with local actors/musicians portraying some of our most interesting citizens of Henderson who now reside in Fernwood. One of our most popular tours!
Starts at Fernwood Cemetery, Madison Street, tours begin at 3pm and 4:30pm, tickets $10, available at the Depot.
OCTOBER: STORYTELLING FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 31, 2020, 7 PM
Halloween Night! Storytellers relate true stories ranging from the eerie to the macabre. Audience members are invited to submit short stories on index cards to be drawn from a hat and read by volunteers during breaks between storytellers.
Starts at 7 pm in Rookies Dining Hall, cost $20. Seating is limited. Tickets available at the Depot.
This calendar changes periodically throughout the year. Check back often for new events.