Coming to the Riverfront this May: River Heritage Days!

Ever wondered what it’s like to live and work on the Ohio River? Ever wanted to explore how a lock and dam works? Or how the first steamboat trip down the Ohio River changed the course of local history? Then you’ll want to mark May 21 on your calendar!

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 River Works Discovery Center, a hands-on educational exhibit from the National Rivers Hall of Fame that features giant 3-D puzzles and a working lock and dam. There will be other activities to help you learn and celebrate the history, culture, commerce and conservation of the Mighty Ohio!

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!

The Community Room is funded by the City of Henderson through the Henderson County Tourist Commission and works closely with the Henderson Historical and Genealogical Society to provide quality history-related programming and exhibits.

For more information, call The Depot Community Room at (270) 830-9707 or e-mail