Exhibits

Monday, February 1, 2021

Faith has been an important focus for Worthington community members since the village's inception in the early 19th century. Our February exhibit centers around the many places of worship located in Worthington over the years, highlighting the houses of faith found in Worthington Memory’s scrapbook and newspaper collections and examining them chronologically, according to when the congregation was established here.

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The Griswold Family in Worthington

Our January exhibit looks at a family with a long and distinguished history in Worthington: the Griswolds.

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Temperance and Prohibition in Worthington

In the United States, a turbulent political landscape is nothing new. A century ago, the topic of alcohol stirred feelings strong enough to divide the country.

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Worthington's Political Connections

Humans have long been described as political animals, though we also are frequently cautioned against making hot-button issues like politics a conversation topic.

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A Look at Worthington's Black History Sites

October's Worthington Memory exhibit celebrates the stories of the Black community that have been part of Worthington since its beginning.

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Go Armchair Traveling with Worthington Memory

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.

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Worthington Comes Together

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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