Welcome to the Discovery Center

The Discovery Center engages visitors with fun, hands-on activities drawn from the rich exhibits of manufacturing and industrial development here in the Alleghany Highlands.  Bringing to life the science and history behind these advances is a starting point to discover how raw materials were converted into new products, the ingenuity that made technological advances possible, and spur the excitement to try new things and explore how our past connects to the present and future.

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Reflecting

on the past

Engaging

with the present

Preparing

for the future

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Learn About Our Center

The primary objective of The Discovery Center is to support increased knowledge of the industrial heritage of the Highlands for all who visit the Center. It will stimulate the interest and imagination of active learners engaging in amusing and fascinating experiments. There will also be space for research and development. A secondary objective is the significant impact it will have on the economic revitalization of the Covington Downtown Historic District. Citizens, school groups, organizations, businesses, and local governments will prosper from the project because of visitors from throughout the Alleghany  Highlands and beyond.

OUR AREA INDUSTRIES

Pulp and Papermaking

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PULP AND PAPERMAKING!

Iron

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IRON INDUSTRY!

FIBER AND FILM

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FIBER AND FILM!

Communications

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Communications!

Forestry and Wood Products

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Forestry and Wood Products!

Carbon

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Carbon!

Power/Energy Conversion

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Power/Energy Conversion!

Printing

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Printing!

Other Industries

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Other Industries!

Families Come to Play, Learn, and Explore at The Discovery Center!

The primary objective of The Discovery Center is to support increased knowledge of the industrial heritage of the Highlands for all who visit the Center. It will stimulate the interest and imagination of active learners engaging in amusing and fascinating experiments. There will also be space for research and development. A secondary objective is the significant impact it will have on the economic revitalization of the Covington Downtown Historic District. Citizens, school groups, organizations, businesses, and local governments will prosper from the project because of visitors from throughout the Alleghany  Highlands and beyond.