Some of the displays feature items of interest from Andala and Alatex, The Horse Shoe Lumber Company, Items from the various Wars, hundreds of early photographs, a bottle collection and hundreds of other relics of the past. Outside the main Museum we have a large Norfolk Southern Caboose, a small motor car from CSX, another smaller L & N bay window type caboose. The large black box car was donated by CSX and contains a large model railway HO layout. This layout was donated by the Mark Gibson family and it is known as the Mark Gibson Model Railway. The layout is currently undergoing some changes. A group from the Dothan model rail club has been performing the changes. A cork roadbed under the rails is one big change. They have had us upgrade our locomotives to a more dependable grade. A plexiglass shield will keep unauthorized persons from controling the trains. It will be a great improvement and a nice exhibit when finished. Also Linda Castleberry who is a member of the Society gave a Tommy the Tank layout for little children. It is very elaborate and the smaller children have staged birthday parties beside the layout. Both of these exhibits are very popular.
The completely restored River Falls Post Office is worth your visit. The original mail boxes are still in place and the back room is an early school room. Linda Castleberry sewed curtains and valances for the Post Office building. Sue Bass Wilson is responsible for the schoolroom decor accentuated with many historic photographs. Also the Clark Family Log Cabin is on display. It is a perfect example of a pioneer log cabin and we are very appreciative of the Clark family's gift to the Museum. There is a typical log crib near the log cabin that is representative of the many cribs that existed on farms in the past. Another interesting building is the Henry B. Little Country Store. It is a good example of the many small mom and pop type stores in many communities across our county during the early years.
WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU JOIN US IN PRESERVING LOCAL HISTORY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO CONTINUE OUR EFFORTS TO PRESERVE LOCAL HISTORY. YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN OUR HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION - THE DUES ARE $25.00 PER PERSON AND A FAMILY MEMBERSHIP IS AVAILABLE FOR $40.00.Business, institutional or professional memberships are $50.00.Lifetime membership is $200.00. We meet the last Thursday in each month except there is no meeting in December. Because Thanksgiving is in late November that meeting date changes to an earlier meeting in November. Please send your check to Covington Historical Society at P. O. Box 1582 in Andalusia. We will welcome your membership and you can be as involved or active as you desire. If you do not desire to become a member you may want to consider sending a contribution to help us preserve our local history for current and future generations.The IRS classifies our Society as a 501 (C) 3 organization authorized to accept deductible contributions
Our mailing address is Covington Historical Society, Inc., P. O. Box 1582 Andalusia, AL 36420 -- Our telephone number at the Museum is 334-222-0674. The Museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 until 12 noon. We are closed on holidays.
Our Officers for 2014 are as follows: To be announced in late November following election - President- John G. Scherf ; Vice President- Sue Wilson; Recording Secretary- Nancy Robbins; Corresponding Secretary ; Treasurer- Harmon Proctor ; Museum Chairman- (2013 Chairman to be selected at 1st committee meeting in 2013) Parlimentarian-; Historian -Sue Wilson - Light Refreshments are served following the program. Bill Law is our "ice man" as he brings the ice and fixes the soft drinks.
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Link to some Photos inside the Museum
Link to some Photos Outside the Museum
Link to Some brief Historical Facts
Link to My publications and prices