This month marks the 150th anniversary of the first shots fired in the Civil War. The Depot Community Room will begin its commemmoration of this turbulent time in history on Thursday, April 7, at 6 p.m. Author Ray Mulesky will tell us the epic story of how a Henderson Confederate boldly captured Newburgh, Ind.. It was the first town north of the Mason-Dixon line to fall into Confederate hands, and had ramifications for Henderson and western Kentucky as well as southern Indiana. The Depot Community Room is located at 101 N. Water St. in Henderson, Ky. We are funded by the City of Henderson through the Henderson Tourist Commission. The Depot Community Room works closely with the Henderson Historical and Genealogical Society to provide high-quality exhibits and events relating to Henderson's history.
This post originally appeared on The Depot Community Room blog March 31. Published with permission.