Henderson Hall to host programs

File Photo Union soldiers prepare to fire at Confederate soldiers during a skirmish at Henderson Hall in Boaz last year during the annual Civil War Re-enactment. This year’s program will be June 22-23.

BOAZ — In addition to providing a look back through the years of one family’s history, Henderson Hall will be offering several special activities through the summer.

Henderson Hall is open for tours Tuesday through Sunday from noon-5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students and free for ages 6 and under.

* The Henderson Hall Antique Auto Show will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 1.

This is the fourth year for the event hosted by Pioneer Antique Auto Club. The club holds numerous shows throughout the region. Each year, antique and classic cars and trucks are featured on the grounds of Henderson Hall. Hall tours and concessions are available throughout the day. There is no admission fee for the car show or music event. The hall is open for tours from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with admission.

* The annual Civil War Re-enactment will be June 22-23 at Henderson Hall.

File Photo Henderson Hall at Boaz will host a Civil War encampment and other activities this summer.

In a new addition, the Valley Gem Sternwheeler will offer a trip to the Henderson Hall Civil War Re-enactment on June 22. Tickets for the sternwheeler trip at $75 per person and includes breakfast and lunch on the Valley Gem.

The re-enactment includes a battle between Union and Confederate troops on the grounds of Henderson Hall Plantation. Camps and other displays will be open to the public on the grounds near the home. The Hall will be open to tour as well. The battle will begin around noon.

* The Henderson Hall Antique Engine Show will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 3.

The event, sponsored by the Wood County Fly-Wheelers, is a one of a kind display of antique engines and machines that were once used in the oil and gas industry, as well as many other industries throughout the region. In addition, walk back in time with antique tractors, mowers, and the one of a kind contraption known as the “Do Nothing Machine.” Concessions are available throughout the day and there is no cost for the event. The Hall is open for the event from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Some seasonal events will be held at Henderson Hall after the summer season is over.

* The Henderson Hall Candlelight Cruise will be Oct. 25.

The cost if $48 for adults, $46 for seniors 55 and older and $38 for children ages 3-12. The event is new and features a trip on the Valley Gem down the Ohio River from Marietta to Henderson Hall. The boat will leave the landing at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served as it travels to the Henderson Landing. There will be a candlelight tour of the Hall from 7:30-9:30 p.m. before a return trip on the sternwheeler.

* A Henderson Christmas Evening will be 6-9 p.m. Dec. 7 at Henderson Hall.

The barriers come down and guests are greeted to a relaxing evening with food and live music. Docents will greet people at the door and welcome them as guests of the Henderson family. This is a once a year event, that allows guests to walk freely throughout the home.’

* Christmas at the Plantation will be 5-9 p.m. Dec. 14.

Tickets are $50 for adults, $48 for seniors 55 and older and $40 for children ages 3-12. The new event features a Valley Gem trip to the Henderson Hall Plantation.

Visitors will board the Valley Gem at 5 p.m. in Marietta and have a Christmas dinner while traveling down the Ohio River. Around 6:30pm, there will be a landing at the Plantation with a trolley ride to the Hall for a special, ropes down, candlelit tour of the house. The hall will be filled with music and guides, including docents in period costume. The return trip will be 8:30 p.m.