Due to the large amount of churches in the downtown area, the Community Room staff has decided to divide the churches into two tours. Both tours are unique, because we are not only discussing church histories, but organ histories as well.
The first tour is set for this Saturday, June 5 at 10 a.m. in the Community Room. They will discuss the histories of several places along the way and go inside First Baptist and the Presbyterian for a closer look at their musical organs.
The downtown walking tours take place on the first Saturday of each month, April through November, weather permitting, and begin with an overview of Henderson’s rich history in the Community Room. The tour takes approximately one hour.
Organist Matthew Vanover and Nibby Priest will be playing some of the organs, and Tamara Self will speak about some of the lesser-known history of the churches.
The second church tour is scheduled for the Fall, with dates to be announced at a later time.
The Depot is located at First and Water Streets. Community Room hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For questions, call (270) 830-9707.
For more information, you can also visit their website www.hendersondepot.org