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, October 5, 2011

Discover the Hidden Stories of Henderson at our "Spooks and Legends of Old Henderson" Walking Tour Oct. 22

Did you know there's a Henderson home that has a secret room accessible only by a trap door in a bedroom closet ceiling? Do you know the story behind Henderson's grotesque -- but true -- "Dog Supper?"

 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.

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