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.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Depot teaming with JFK Community Center to Record Henderson Life Through the Eyes of its Youth

We are very excited to announce a new project with the John F. Kennedy Community Center to capture dailly African-American life through the eyes of its youth!!

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!!

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