Black History Exhibit On Display at The Depot Community Room

The Depot Community Room is proud to present a heritage and history exhibit in honor of Black History Month.

“From Slave to Soldier” describes how slaves and their masters felt about the Civil War. The panel tells how slaves were given their freedom if they joined the Union forces and, finally, emancipation. The exhibit also includes case histories of local African Americans who enlisted and their reasons for doing so.


A second exhibit honors Mrs. Thelma B. Johnson, relating tales of her life and accomplishments from childhood up to her death. The exhibit describes her struggle to attain an education during very hard years, her career in home economics and of her awards and many “firsts” while serving in public office.

The exhibit is open to the public through March 31. The Depot Community Room is located at 101 North Water Street and is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Other permanent exhibits within the Community Room include information on Henderson’s first families, tobacco in Kentucky, W.C. Handy, The Civil War, the origin of Mother’s Day and a working train set. For more information on call (270) 830-9707 or visit