Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Celebrate Roy Rogers' 100th Birthday with the Depot Community Room's "Happy Trails: A 1950's Cowboy Christmas"
Do you remember waiting eagerly every Saturday for the” Roy Rogers Show”? Were you unable to sleep on Christmas Eve, hoping Santa would bring you the cap gun and holster on your wish list? Then the Community Room’s new exhibit “Happy Trails: a 1950’s Cowboy Christmas” will take you on a trip down memory lane!
Now through the end of December, the Community Room will have on display items that would have been on the wish list of any girl and boy in 1950s Henderson. The display focuses specifically on the height of the singing Cowboy craze, when every little boy wanted his own six-shooter and every girl wanted an outfit just like Dale Evans.
View the Cowboy Christmas tree as you listen to Gene Autry sing your favorite Christmas songs. We will also air radio shows and the popular television series starring Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.
The Community Room is located inside the Depot on the Henderson, Ky., riverfront and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The Community Room is funded by the City of Henderson through the Henderson Tourist Commission.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Discover the Hidden Stories of Henderson at our "Spooks and Legends of Old Henderson" Walking Tour Oct. 22
On the Community Room's "Spooks and Legends of Old Henderson Walking Tour" you'll learn more!
The Depot Community Room's mission is to preserve and promote Henderson's history, and this tour highlights the more nefarious side of Henderson's history -- pointing out the sites of historic executions, murders and deaths. The tour also explores the folklore of Old Henderson. These stories of hauntings and unusual events, though they may not be entirely accurate -- have become a part of Henderson's culture merely through their retelling from one generation to the next.
The Spooks and Legends Tour is unlike any other historical tour of the city, and you can only be a part of it once a year! This year the event is on Saturday, October 22. Tours will leave from the Depot at 101 N. Water St. every half hour starting at 2 p.m. and ending at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The Henderson County Historical Society and the Depot Community Room staff have compiled a school photo exhibit on old one-room schools, high schools and former students. The exhibit also includes photographs of former classes, including 1924 school student body photos of Holy Name and Henderson Junior High schools with names and Barrett Manual Training High and Audubon schools unnamed. If anyone knows the names of these students, please contact the historical society. Come look for photographs of your parents or grandparents!
The exhibit can be viewed in the Community Room at 101 N. Water Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
The historical society also invites everyone to come down to the Depot on Tuesdays or Thursdays during the month of July and bring a friend to reminisce and enjoy while looking over the old yearbooks of Spottsville, Corydon, Barrett Manual Training High, Henderson City High and Henderson County High schools. The exhibit will run now through July. The historical and genealogical society is located in the Depot at First and Water Streets. The society is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for more information call us at 860-7514 or email email@example.com.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The boat will be on a 10-city 12-day tour with stops in Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and Tennessee.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
|Mary Towles Sasseen, courtesy Henderson |
Historical and Genealogical Society
That distinction is held by a Henderson, Ky., teacher named Mary Towles Sasseen. Sasseen was keenly devoted to her mother, and encouraged her students to celebrate the love and life of their own mothers. In 1887 she held her first public Mother's Day Celebration at the Center Street School where she taught. She championed throughout the Commonwealth for a day of honor for mothers, and in 1893 she published a booklet defining an annual "Mother's Day Celebration" on April 20. In the booklet she also suggested readings and activities suitable for its celebration. Newspaper accounts say that in 1899 she organized Mother's Day Celebrations at schools in Boston, Brooklyn and Little Rock. In 1894 schools in Springfield, Ohio, began observing the holiday. The Kentucky General Assembly recognized Sasseen as the originator of the idea for Mother's Day in 1926.
"The home being the center of all civilization, the mother is the star around which all civilization revolves," she wrote. "Home! That name touches every fiber of the soul. Nothing but death can break its spell and dearer than home is the mother who presides over it."
Copies of Saseen's booklet have been reprinted by the Henderson County Historical and Genealogical Society and are available for purchase at the Depot Community Room, which is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday They are also available at the adjacent Historical Society, which is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Monday, April 25, 2011
|A boy puts the finishing touch on the RiverWorks Discovery 3-D puzzle of a steamboat|
|Children expirement with the flow of water in the RiverWorks Discovery travelling lock and dam exhibit.|
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Did you know the Depot Community Room has a working train set? Kids absolutely love it! So if you want to get out of the house the next few days and take the family someplace WARM, FUN and EDUCATIONAL then bring them by our place, at the intersection of First and Water Streets. While the kids are enjoying the large model train set as it circles town and enters the tunnel, parents can browse the exhibits and learn a few tidbits about Henderson's history!
Thursday, March 17, 2011
"Prior to the fall of this year, fashion had induced all of the gentle sex (meaning women) to deform themselves in matter of dress. Hoops were fashionable, and the more enormous the hoops, the more fashionable the wearer. The nearer the model of a five gallon demijohn a lady could approach, the nearer she succeeded in reaching the climax of disfigurement and the demands of fashion.
"In those days there was but one hack in Henderson County, so in times of parties and swell occasions, young men, who doubted the policy of having their sweethearts foot it (walk) frequently called into reqeuisition the family buggy. Although such a vehicle, in these days, would be amply convenient for three persons, het, in 1858, when the lady of hoops had seated herself, there was really no room for the gentleman and he was therefore compelled to submit to circunscribed space, ride the horse, or else content himself with the footman's seat behind. A full dress lady of 1858, seated in one of the Delker Phaeton Copany's modern make of buggies, would be a sight sufficient to frighten a whole army of timid men. It was a horrid fashion, and thank heavens the French connoseurs in the fall of that year gave to the female world a dress more modest and becoming. "
Thursday, March 10, 2011
April 2, 10 a.m., the Depot
May 7, 10 a.m., the Depot
June 4, 10 a.m., the Depot
July 2, 10 a.m., the Depot
August 6, 10 a.m. the DepotPost Options
September 3, 10 a.m. the Depot
The Depot Community Room is supported by the City of Henderson through the Henderson County Tourist Commission.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
|Thelma Johnson (Photo Courtesy The Gleaner)|
Source: The Gleaner, Yesterday’s News by Frank Boyett.
Preservation in Your Community:
From Endangered to Enlivened
Secondary (Grades 9-12)
Eligibility and Guidelines
To submit via mail: Enclose two hard copies of the original essay with at least three embedded photos, a CD with Jpeg or TIFF images, and one copy of a completed official entry form and mail to:
Attn: 2011 Photo-Essay Competition
300 Washington Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
Prizes, Selection of Winners, and Notification
A Word to Teachers and Parents
|For More Information|
Diane ComerKentucky Heritage Council
(502) 564-7005, ext. firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel KennedyPreservation Kentucky, Inc.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Calling Henderson second and third grade teachers... and home schoolers!! Are you looking for an end of the school year field trip? The Depot Community Room may be able to help!! We offer a free "Rails and Trails" field trip designed to teach those age groups about their community. Students will learn the history and function of civic organizations and buildings, like the Henderson County Courthouse and Henderson Municipal Center, Henderson County Public Library, and Henderson-Henderson County Chamber of Commerce. They'll also hear highlights of Henderson's past at the Depot, and learn more about the famous artist, John James Audubon!!
The tour usually lasts approximately 1-1 1/2 hours.
We are able to provide this FREE service to local school children thanks to the support of the City of Henderson, Henderson County Tourist Commission and the help of our volunteers!
Call us at 830-9707 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book your date!! Since our field trips are staffed by volunteers, the earlier we can begin making arrangements to host your class the better!!
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
Please stop by the month of February to view our "Pioneers of Black History" Exhibit and learn more about just a handful of the fascinating Henderson men and women who made a mark on their community, and their world! Our exhibit features local notables like Thelma Johnson and Thomas Platt as well as some figures who lived in Henderson as children then went on to do big things in America despite informal and formal racial segregation.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The Community Room is providing cameras to 10 young people so that they can record their community through their eyes. The best of their photos will be displayed in the Community Room from late January through February, and we'll have a grand opening of the exhibit. The project is designed to celebrate the community, and see our own corner of the world through a new lens. It's also a great way to merge the past, present and future of Henderson in an overall exhibit focussing on local African-American history. Our "Past" exhibit will highlight African-Americans who were pioneers in their fields; our "Present" will focus on the community through the eyes of these youth, and our "Future" will be the preservation of their photos in digital form for future generations of researchers!
We are super-excited about this project and hope you will be, too!!
Saturday, January 8, 2011
|William J. Powell, aviator|