Exhibits

Monday, August 31, 2020

As Worthington residents continue to social distance, many may pine for adventures considered commonplace, or at least more attainable, in years previous. Worthingtonians are no strangers to finding zest in life whether it be distant travel, or finding fun closer to home. While our real-life travel options are limited this year, that's no reason to miss out. Our September exhibit features travel in all its forms-- from residents’ trips abroad to school field trips to Worthington attractions we may have missed this year.

see more »
exhibit

Worthington Comes Together

Worthingtonians have a history of convening in the spirit of service and celebration, and in support of common causes.

exhibit

Worthington Gardened at Home for Victory Abroad

In the spring of 1941, Worthington residents joined city dwellers and suburbanites across the land in a national experiment. In an act of patriotism and unity, they would try to grow their own vegetables and fruit.

exhibit

1918 Influenza Pandemic Ensnares Worthington

As the final ferocious battles of World War I raged through the fall of 1918, distracted Worthington residents fretted about the fates of the some 50 local men who fought overseas. Another invisible, but just as deadly, foe would soon amplify their fears.

exhibit

The U.S. Census – Getting Counted Then and Now

As we social distance our way into 2020, efforts to roll out the U.S. decennial Census questionnaire are well underway. You've likely already received your letter from the U.S. Census Bureau describing the various ways you can get counted.

exhibit

The Arnold Sports Festival's Worthington Roots

The Arnold Sports Festival will convene in Columbus this March. While most central Ohioans know of the international national fitness convention-- and, of course, its founder, Arnold Schwarzenegger-- they may not realize that Arnold has a strong tie to Worthington.

exhibit

Groundhog Day: A Local Look Back

February is here, and with it the promise of spring as predicted by the whims of a large ground squirrel. This month's Worthington Memory exhibit celebrates the annual spectacle that is Groundhog Day.

exhibit

The Roaring Twenties

As we enter a new decade, it is tempting to wonder what the future might hold. New year, new you, new Worthington-- the possibilities are endless!

exhibit

A Look at the United Methodist Children's Home

The United Methodist Children's Home (UMCH) campus was once a hub for children's services in central Ohio. But when the campus ceased to provide residential services in 2010, the site and its use became the center of extensive community debate in Worthington.

exhibit

'Tis the season to celebrate with Worthington Memory

The chill in the air signals it's time to haul out the holiday decorations, toss the football and enjoy a cup of hot cider. Bundle up for this month's exhibit, which observes the turning of the seasons in Worthington.

exhibit

Haunted Worthington

Every town has its own unique collection of ghost stories and lore. Worthington is no exception. For years, the historical society has hosted ghost tours in October during which participants visit the city’s most haunted sites.

exhibit

Worthington Memory Heads Back to School

School bells are ringing once more and with another school year underway, let's focus on those elements of school that stoke our nostalgia and tug on our reminiscent heartstrings. Worthington has a long history of fun and learning, so step inside our September exhibit and enjoy!

exhibit

The 'Worthington News' 1925-1963 Now Available Online

Extra, extra! Our August exhibit celebrates the digitization of almost 40 years of the "Worthington News." Now you can read and search online all the issues of Worthington's hometown newspaper from 1925-1963.

exhibit

A Stitch through Time: Needlework in Worthington

Got yarn? Our July exhibit celebrates the skill Worthington residents have shown through the decades with needlework, knitting, sewing, quilting and other fiber arts.

exhibit

Worthington Memory is Kickin' It Old School

Our June exhibit focuses on the decades of the 20th century, highlighting the technologies, fashion styles and sensibilities that became emblematic of their time.

exhibit

Hit the road with Worthington Memory

As the weather warms and the open road beckons, take a trip down memory lane via this exhibit of Worthington's vehicular history. Just be sure to observe the rules of the road as you go!

exhibit

Publication anniversary: ‘Chalk Dust’ made its mark

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Chalk Dust on My Shoulder, a memoir by Worthington High School teacher Charles G. Rousculp. The book, which was published in 1969, went on to win the 1970 Ohioana Book Award for best nonfiction by an Ohio author.

exhibit

A Bird's-Eye View of Worthington

The absence of foliage and clarity of the air in wintertime may extend your line of sight-- and you can see even further in this collection of aerial photographs taken high above Worthington. These images span decades, representing the landscape across the 1950s, '60s, '70s and '90s.

exhibit

Stafford Village: Affordable retirement housing long-offered in Old Worthington

With Stafford Village in the news – plans call for a portion of it to be razed this summer and new units constructed – Worthington Memory chronicles the development almost 50 years ago of the lively little village that took root within the bounds of Old Worthington, a community intended specifica

exhibit

Worthington's Winter Wonderland

The holiday season is upon us! This month's exhibit gives a nod to the ways, both traditional and unique, that Worthington residents through the decades have celebrated this special time of year.

Pages