Worthington’s Bicentennial Parade, 1968.


Worthington 250th birthday celebrations!  Friday, June 29, through Tuesday, July 3, events throughout Worthington. June 30, 2018, will mark the 250th anniversary of Worthington’s incorporation as a town. For more information on the sestercentennial and the five-day festivities, consult the official web page,


Ageless Ladies: Worthington Houses Then & Now.  Saturday, June 30, 1:00 to 5:00pm; Sunday, July 1, 1:00 to 5:00pm; Monday, July 2, 3:30 to 6:30pm; Tuesday, July 3, 1:30 to 4:30pm. At the Worthington Historical Society, 6 Williamsburg Rd., opposite the Corners Grocery. Free admission, donations encouraged. During the 250th anniversary celebrations WHS will host this photography exhibit of Worthington homes by Edward and Helen Pelletier. Present-day photographs will be exhibited alongside historic photographs of the same homes.


Elsie Bartlett, from a scanned scrapbook.

Scanning party!  Sunday, July 1, 1:00 to 5:00pm, at the Worthington Historical Society, 6 Williamsburg Road. During the Worthington 250 festivities, while the Ageless Ladies exhibit is open on Sunday, WHS will host a “scanning party” for the archiving of documents relevant to Worthington history. All are welcome to bring photographs, old letters and diaries, vital records, business and legal documents, and anything else that will fit under the lid of an 11- by 17-inch scanner. Archiving and cataloguing such documents is a core mission of the WHS, and donors can decide whether to make the scans accessible to the general public. For those who can’t make it on July 1, we can schedule appointments for scanning at a more convenient time. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Diane Brenner at 413-238-5593 or



Bicentennial beard contest, 1968.

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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