Alleghany Historical Society

The Alleghany Historical Society was formed June 26, 1958 with 231 charter members. The Society has continually been active in the Community since that time and has recently moved into the newly restored 1908 C&O Covington Passenger Depot.

Our mission is to preserve the history of the Alleghany Highlands and continue to educate the citizens about the history of our area.

Office Business Hours

Mon.  - CLOSED
Tues.  - 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Wed.  -  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thurs.  - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri.  - CLOSED

THE DEPOT WILL BE CLOSED July 17 through July 29th.

WE WILL REOPEN TUESDAY, July 30th, at 12:30 PM


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Give "Em Hell Harry

Call the depot or discovery center to put their name on a listing of attendees

Because of its historical significance, the Arts Council is delighted to offer free admission to this weekend's performance of Give "Em Hell Harry to all members of the Alleghany Historical Society. This would be for members themselves and does not include any companions. The 90-minute show is set for Sunday afternoon, May 19,  at 3:00 pm in Curfman Hall at Covington Middle School. 

Nancy Moga is our box-office manager. She is included in this email ( She would need  a list of those planning to attend by the end of the day on SATURDAY. Attendees would simply give their names at the door on Sunday. The house opens at 2:30 p.m. so please try to arrive by at least 2:45.

*** Disclaimer: The play uses Mr. Truman's vernacular. His language was considered COLORFUL by many. Be forewarned that the cursing within the script is to maintain the authenticity of the character.

If you have further questions, call 540-962-2787.

America's 33rd President, Harry Truman, has received revived attention with the release of the movie "Oppenheimer," depicting the development of the atomic bomb used by Truman's administration to end the Second World War.  Give 'em Hell, Harry! is a biographical play written by Samuel Gallu that teaches much about that period in U.S. and World History.

The story depicts this honest man unexpectedly thrust into the U.S. Presidency after the death of Franklin Roosevelt. Ridiculed by both the press and the public as "the little man from Missouri," Truman would emerge as one of the great leaders of the 20th Century. 

NOTE: The show will run 90 minutes with NO intermission. At the conclusion of the production, Fred Grandy will be joined onstage by director and fellow "The Love Boat" actor Ted Lange for a Question and Answer session with the audience.