VISITING HOURS EXTENDED FOR WHS EXHIBITS. If you missed our exhibits during the Worthington 250 celebrations, please drop by our building on Saturday, August 4, from 1pm to 4pm, or Sunday, August 12, from 9am to 1pm for extended visiting hours. Exhibits include:

Ageless Ladies: Worthington Houses Then & Now. A photographic exhibit by Edward and Helen Pelletier juxtaposing historic photos of Worthington homes with present-day photos of the same homes.

U.S. Centennial quilt. A magnificent quilt begun in 1876 for the US Centennial and completed across many generations is on loan from Lorraine Kerley.

Worthington’s 1968 Bicentennial. Includes photos and paraphernalia from this grand celebration, plus behind-the-scenes documentation of the “Bicentennial Queen” competition won by 17-year-old Kristin Majkowski.

Worthington’s Jane Conwell Tuttle, accompanied by Winkie the cat, produces war materials to fight the Axis powers.


Worthington storytelling on the radio! On Friday, August 17, at 5pm, Valley Eye Radio will broadcast an interview with Evan Johnson about Worthington history, followed at 5:30 by “I Remember When: Worthington,” a half-hour presentation of stories recorded by Worthingtonians at Town Hall during the 250th celebrations. Both programs can be live-streamed online at

South Worthington Sunday (a.k.a. Conwell Sunday)Sunday, August 26, 1:00 to 2:00pm, in South Worthington’s Methodist Episcopal Church, on Ireland Street just off Rte 112. This annual event (not run by WHS) in South Worthington’s historic 1848 Methodist Episcopal church honors the South Worthington historic district and Worthington’s most renowned son, Russell H. Conwell. This year’s theme is “A Salute to a South Worthington Character: The Legendary Jane Conwell Tuttle – Opera Singer, Author, Fortune Teller,” with presentations by Julie Pike and Madeleine Cahill and music by organist David James and the singing of hymns. Free admission and refreshments!

Night of the Living Dead IV. Saturday, September 22, 4:30pm, at Benjamin Graveyard, West Street, Worthington. In one of Worthington’s most remote and beautiful cemeteries, the dead shall rise again and tell their story. See map below for location.

Annual Meeting. Sunday, October 21, in the WHS building, 6 Williamsburg Rd., at Worthington Corners across from the Corners Grocery. Theme to be announced shortly.

Location of Benjamin Graveyard. [em]Do not take Almon Johnson Road to get there, as this road is not maintained.[/em]





4 Responses to Events

  1. really enjoyed reading about Lyder Frederickson

  2. Nancy Brenner says:

    Thanks Jimmy (and Kate) for the article and photos of LF’s extensive work and life.

  3. Karen Rowe says:

    Wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the walk thru North Cemetery with some local legends. What a great experience and fantastic way to see/hear history in action. All the dead did a great job recollecting about their lives especially “Kat Rice”! Kudos to Maddy.
    Hope there are more walks in the future.

  4. Gary W. Donahue says:

    Great Web Site with lots to look at.

    Many years ago I found Acres of Diamonds Book.

    Thanks for all your Good Works.

    Best Wishes

    Gary W. Donahue

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