Monday, April 1, 2019

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.

The Ohioana Library Association gives awards each year to recognize outstanding literary achievement by Ohio writers and on Ohio subjects. Other notable nonfiction Ohioana award winners include Wil Haygood, Susan Orlean, John Glenn, Ian Frazier and Jesse Owens. The award has been given annually since 1942.

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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.


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


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.


Movember: Celebrating the ‘Stache

What do handlebars and caterpillars have in common? Absolutely nothing. That is, unless you're referring to moustache jokes, in which case: everything!


The Brown Fruit Farm: 100 Acres in Orchards

Autumn is officially here, and with it every apple-lover's favorite time of year. Our October exhibit celebrates the history of an orchard that operated north of Worthington for nearly 50 years: the Brown Fruit Farm.


A Century of Class Photos

Senior portraits, group photos and the ever-popular candid snapshot-- yearbooks are as much a part of American high school culture as Friday night football and the prom. Our September exhibit pays homage to nearly a century of the yearbook tradition at Worthington Schools.


Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer

Are you doggone tired of hot weather? Cool down with our August exhibit, which celebrates the history of Worthington's canine friends.


Three-way shuffle leads to museum’s midnight move

Forty years ago this month, the Old Rectory traveled through downtown Worthington to its current home on West New England Avenue as the headquarters of the Worthington Historical Society. Our July exhibit looks back at the events that led to the house's journey.


Worthington Memory Celebrates Libraries!

National Library Week is April 8-14, and what better way to celebrate than by looking back at the 215-year history of libraries in Worthington.


Make "Mary" during Women's History Month!

In a nod to Women's History Month, our March exhibit focuses on one woman from Worthington history: Mary Johnson Sessions, whose patronage helped establish the Columbus Museum of Art.


Celebrate Valentine's Day with Worthington Memory

It's February: the month of cupids, flowers and those chalky little heart candies with messages for your sweetheart. Our exhibit bids homage to Valentine's Day with an assortment of romances from Worthington's history.


Ring in the New Year with Worthington Memory

The big New Year's bash heralding 2018 may be over, but the party lives on in Worthington Memory! Our January exhibit looks back at New Years from centuries and decades past.


There's Worth in Linworth

The area of Linworth includes parts of western Worthington as well as the city of Columbus. Step inside this month's exhibit to learn more about the history of this neighborhood, including how it got its unique name.


Artful Worthington

With fall’s vivid colors painting the landscape, there’s no better time to celebrate the visual arts. Our November exhibit features paintings and sculptures made by and about Worthington's residents.


Dancing through the School Year

There's nothing like a school dance to make students' minds wander. Classroom concerns fall away in the face of decisions about what to wear and who to ask. With school in full swing, let's take a whirl through popular school dances from Worthington's past.


Remembering Harvey Minton

As Worthington's mayor for 14 years, Harvey Minton made a lasting impact on the community and its residents. Our September exhibit is a tribute to his many contributions to Worthington.


Feel the Berm: A Half-Century of Route 315 Construction

Frustrated with the never-ending construction on state Route 315? You're not alone. Worthington has been a hotbed of controversy over traffic problems and road construction for more than 60 years.


Worthington Loves a Parade

From Halloween to Memorial Day to (of course) the Fourth of July, Worthington knows how to throw a parade. Grab your lawn chairs and find a good spot for July's exhibit on parades from Worthington’s past.