Syrup Festival

Second Saturday in November
The Sweetest Festival in Texas!
The Festival centered around Old-Time Syrup Making with Folk Arts, Antique
Tractors & Cars,
Arts and Crafts, Shopping Vendors and Musical Entertainment.
Your Ticket to
East Texas Heritage

The old 1901 Missouri Pacific railway depot was an important link for old-timers in Rusk County, Texas.  World and local news, gossip and local business concerns traveled by the train to the citizens.  Today The Depot Museum is your ticket to East Texas Heritage.  This Living History Museum houses Rusk County History and offers education instruction for Folk Arts.  Clustered on 5 acres, twelve historic, restored structures from the past tell the tale of the earliest residents of Rusk County - an intriguing blend of Native Americans, Frontier Pioneers, Southern Farmers and Oil Hungry Wildcatters!
Special Event
The Jim Reeves Exhibit
Opening at the
Depot Museum on July 1st!

Jim Reeves Tribute Show
12th Annual

Featuring John Rex Reeves
Singing some of Jim's Biggest Hits
Hosted by Jerry Hanszen, KPXI Radio
Also presenting The Texaco Country Showdown

Jim Reeves started his radio career at KGRI in Henderson
in the late forties and became a world wide legend.


All singers entering the singing contest  call:  903.655.1800
Entrance fee $20.00   |   1st Prize is $500.00
Place :  Henderson Civic Theatre
Date:  Friday,  | July 12, 2013  | 6:30pm
Tickets:  $12.00 advance and $15.00 at the door
For tickets, call 281.852.8308

25th Heritage Syrup Festival
Saturday, November 9, 2013 | 9am to 5pm
Depot Museum Grounds and
Historic Downtown Henderson
The "Sweetest" Festival in Texas
Centered Around Old-Time Syrup Making with Folk Arts, Antique Tractors & Cars, Arts & Crafts, Shopping Vendors and Musical Entertainment

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Grandparent's Day at the Depot! Spend the day with the Grandkids.
8th Annual
Grandparent's Day
At The
Depot Museum
COMING June 2014
From 9am to 1pm

*Registration Required by calling 903.657.4303

The Museum has learned that by allowing children to connect history to a person or activity, history comes alive and becomes more significant to the child.  This special day will be spent learning about lifestyles that the older generation experienced growing up.

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