By D. Lanier Shook May 22, 2016
Downtown Hendersonville is a real treat for visitors, full of shopping, dining, entertainment, and cultural attractions. Not only is there the Henderson County Heritage Museum, the ECCO Acquarium, the Hands On Museum, the Gem Museum, and so many antique shops they can be considered a cultural attraction of their own. (Click here to visit the Downtown’s official website.) But Downtown’s amazing feature is the fact that it itself is a cultural attraction.
As you walk up and down main street you can see the history of Hendersonville around you on plaques put up on buildings. Each plaque shares what was there before and some of these buildings are well over a hundred years old. These plaques are a visible representation of the significance that the community places on its past.
But the city isn’t limiting the plaques to the past. Individuals can sponsor plaques on the benches, providing loving tributes to their loved ones. These are a touching tribute to their dedication to family and city. Don’t forget to look for them on the backs of benches all along Main Street.