Mobile Workshop: Downtown Henderson/ Audubon Boardwalk
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CDT
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Cross the Ohio River and head south to Henderson, Kentucky. Henderson was home to W.C. Handy, known as the Father of the Blues, and John James Audubon, one of America’s greatest ornithologists. Downtown Henderson has undergone a surge of revitalization over the past decade, including new retail shops and restaurants, the construction of the Henderson Riverwalk, and a growing calendar of community events hosted year-round. We will first visit some of the areas that make downtown Henderson unique, including Audubon Mill Park, home of the annual W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival, riverfront renovations, a new pocket park, and take part in the Audubon Sculpture Walking Tour Scavenger Hunt Challenge, a public arts project that features 16 life-sized bird sculptures depicting Audubon’s paintings. We will then stop by John James Audubon State Park to explore the 649-acre Audubon Wetlands and Boardwalk. The Boardwalk is one of the only places in the entire Midwest where visitors with limited mobility can get out on a trail and discover nature.
Invited SpeakerHenderson County Tourist Commission
Invited SpeakerCity of Henderson, City Manager
Tish Mayfield, email@example.com