Welcome to the blog of the Henderson, Ky., Depot Community Room. The Community Room strives to promote a better understanding of Henderson, Ky., history and culture through special programs and exhibits. Our exhibit hall features the collections of the Henderson County Historical and Genealogical Society. The Community Room is funded by the City of Henderson, Ky., through the Henderson County Tourist Commission.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Pioneer Christmas Celebration

The Depot Community Room has refurbished its conference room into an early American home at Christmastime. The display is on exhibit through the end of December.
While you're out running ragged and fighting traffic and crowds this holiday season, take a deep breathe and remember there was a simpler time in our nation's history. In fact, if you'll turn that car in the direction of the Depot Community Room, you can get a glimpse back into Christmases long ago with our new exhibit "An Early American Christmas" now open.

Also mark your calendar for December 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. That's when the Community Room will celebrate Christmas with a reading of " The Night Before Christmas".

This poem was believed to have been written on December 24, 1822 by Clement Moore, although he didn't publish it under his name until 1844. Henderson at the time was still part of what is often called the First Frontier. Settlers from North Carolina and Virginia were pushing their way west and into the Ohio River Valley, which was still for the most part a vast wilderness. Follow this link to read more about the history of the poem on the Library of Congress website!

Other activities for that day are TBA soon!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Join us on the final Historic Walking Tour of the Year

Join History Professor Susie Thurman on a guided walking tour highlighting historical sites and stories in downtown Henderson Saturday, Nov. 6. The tour leaves from the Depot at 101 N. Water St. on Henderson's riverfront at 10 a.m. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour and is free to the public. This will be our last walking tour of the year!