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.
FURTHER AHEAD FOR 2018:
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 http://ticnetwork.org/audio/affiliate/valley.html.
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.