Exhibits

Thursday, September 1, 2022

All the world's a stage, and Worthington is no exception. Residents have long unleashed their creativity and entertained the public by performing in classic plays, ballets and high school theater productions. It's appropriate, then, that in our September exhibit, theatrics and performances take center stage.

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Celebrate Juneteenth with Worthington Memory

Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. It's been observed on June 19 since 1866, and in 2021 was recognized as a federal holiday. Step inside to learn more about the holiday, as well as Worthington's response to slavery and its nearly 160-year aftermath.

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Picture Worthington's History During Walk

This spring, take a stroll through Worthington's past on the Picture Worthington: History Walk. This outdoor gallery features 15 posters of enlarged photographs displayed on buildings along High Street's historic district.

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Pranks in Worthington and the Fools That Pulled Them

As the fourth month of the year rolls around, many mark its beginning with jokes, pranks and outright ridiculousness. April Fools' Day is an opportunity for people to get creative, and even sneaky, to have a laugh with friends or family.

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Down on the Farm

Do thoughts of spring have you craving planting season and digging your hands into the soil? Our March exhibit is a nod to the many farms and farmers who made up Worthington's agrarian past.

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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.

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Popular Sport Hooks Locals

For a sport with such a glamorous, larger-than-life reputation, basketball sprang from remarkably humble beginnings. Our January exhibit takes you on a spin through decades of Worthington's basketball history.

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Worthington Memory's Greatest Hits, 2021 Edition

As the year winds down, a fresh crop of Best of 2021 lists are popping up all over. Worthington Memory is jumping on this bandwagon with a look back at some of our most popular scrapbook items of 2021.

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Worthington's Writers

If you have any literary affinity whatsoever, you're probably aware November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. Each November, aspiring and established authors alike sit down to hammer out an entire draft for a novel in just one month.

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Haunted Worthington

Every town has its own unique collection of ghost stories and lore, and Worthington is no exception. Chances are you've strolled by a haunted building on a walk through the downtown area.

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Teens in the Community

Teens have been seen making an impact in the Worthington community for decades. Many people look back on their own teen years with nostalgia, while others remember them as a time they are glad to have moved past.

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Slow News Day

The hectic pace of the current news cycle makes it hard to imagine, but in days gone by Worthington's newspaper editors and reporters sometimes had to stretch to find topics on which to report.

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Game On with Worthington Memory

Bring out your chess boards, card decks, puzzles (and the rest!) and play along with Worthington Memory as we celebrate gaming this summer.

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Worthington's High Street Food Scene

Food is the way into the hearts of many, with diners looking for experiences that range from the nostalgic to the adventurous.

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Worthington's Mall: Over 60 Years of History

As the City of Worthington considers the proposed redevelopment of the Shops at Worthington Place, take a look back at the six-decade history of Worthington's mall.

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Worship in Worthington

Faith has been an important focus for Worthington community members since the village's inception in the early 19th century.

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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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