Covington-Newberry Historical Society offering keepsake Christmas ornament


COVINGTON — The Covington-Newberry Historical Society is offering a first in a series, keepsake Christmas ornament as a fundraiser for the museum located at 101 E. Spring Street in Covington. The 2021 three-inch flat ornament of chrome over brass with red highlights features the collectible Dyna-Sonic drum and commemorates the “Golden Years” of Rogers Drums. The ornaments are a wonderful keepsake and are sure to make an excellent gift for those interested in Covington history or for anyone interested in Rogers Drums.

The Rogers Drum Company, founded in 1849 and the oldest firm in the nation serving the musical industry, moved to Covington and began manufacturing in 1955. A new production building was built south of town to collaborate with Covington native and inventor, Josephus Thompson, who was responsible for the design and development of drums and hardware. The company flourished and Rogers drums became highly prized by percussionists and drum collectors worldwide.

Community support of this fundraiser is key in the society’s efforts to achieve their goals of preserving, organizing, and making historical items and information available to the public.

Call 937-473-2318 to inquire how to get an ornament for yourself or for a gift. Photos of the ornament can be seen on the Covington-Newberry Historical Society’s Facebook page.

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