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.

Monday, April 25, 2011

River Heritage Day

A boy puts the finishing touch on the RiverWorks Discovery 3-D puzzle of a steamboat
Ohio Valley Marine Service and the Depot Community Room are pleased to announce their partnership in creating “River Heritage Day” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 21, 2011. The highlight of the event will be the Riverworks Discovery Center, a hands-on educational exhibit that features Giant 3-D puzzles and a working lock and dam system for children to explore!

Workers from Ohio Valley Marine Service will also demonstrate the art of river work, with line-throwing and other demonstrations. It will be a fun event for the whole family!!

This event is part of the Community Room’s efforts to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the first Steamboat voyage down the Ohio River, an event that changed the course of history – OUR history!

Children expirement with the flow of water in the RiverWorks Discovery travelling lock and dam exhibit.