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.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Celebrate Independence With a Special Downtown Walking Tour

On Saturday, July 2, the Depot Community Room will celebrate the birth of Henderson with a special downtown walking tour and presentation by General Samuel Hopkins, as portrayed by Henderson resident Elyon Davis. The tour begins at 10 a.m. at the Depot at 101 N. Water St.
Hopkins served in the Revolutionary War, and later was employed by the Transylvania Company along with surveyor Thomas Allin to survey the land of a new settlement in western Kentucky. Hopkins laid out the streets of the new settlement, which would be named “Henderson.”
The tour is free and is scheduled to last approximately an hour and a half.
The Depot Community Room is funded by the City of Henderson through the Henderson Tourist Commission.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Riverboat Cruise Coming to Henderson in November

BB Riverboats, Cincinnati's oldest and largest riverboat company, will be making a stop in Henderson this coming fall as part of their Fall Cruise Tour to celebrate the 200th birthday of the first steamboat voyage on western waters. The general public is welcome to come aboard the Belle of Cincinnati for a lunch cruise, and private deck parties can be arranged for special groups or organizations for 50-300 people. Reservations are required and can be made toll free at 1-800-261-8586 or by goig online to http://www.bbriverboats.com/ and clicking on the Belle of Cincinnati Fall Cruise Tour on the Specialty Cruises page. The Depot Community Room will also be providing history-related entertainment on the riverfront to celebrate the riverboat's arrival! Meal and Sightseeing (non-meal) tickets are both available.

The boat will be on a 10-city 12-day tour with stops in Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and Tennessee.