A few weeks ago we had the fortune to visit your town on our latest holiday to the U.S. We are gradually visiting all the states and this time John James Audubon brought us to Henderson, but what we found was much more.
We stayed at the very comfortable and hospitable L&N Bed & Breakfast with Mary Elizabeth and Norris Priest. Having found it by chance on the Internet, we were not prepared for the wonderful welcome we received and the excellent breakfast. Norris recommended Rookies for our evening meal, and we were pleased with the food and the service.
Rightly very proud of your town, Mary Elizabeth and Norris encouraged us to do more than just the sculpture walk before we headed onwards to the Audubon museum. What we found was a pleasant array of historic buildings and something familiar to us from home — a Carnegie library (Henderson County Public Library). Both of us work in libraries in the UK, so we made ourselves known to Director Donald Wathen, who was very welcoming and kindly gave us a tour of your interesting library. At a time when we are concerned about the drop in usage of libraries in the UK, it was heartening to see a thriving and busy library. We arrived just as Tai Chi was finishing and a genealogy class in progress. You also provide an amazing range of resources for the size of library.
How we wish we could have stayed longer, but the visit to the museum called and this completed our visit here. What a fantastic museum and the sculptures on the walk are such a wonderful idea.
I hope you print this to show how proud you should be of your hospitality and town and to thank those we met along the way who made our visit happy and memorable.
Julie and David Potton
(See this letter to the Henderson KY newspaper as it appeared in the Henderson Gleaner on October 30, 2010)