Exhibits

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

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. Whatever the feelings toward these years, our September exhibit focuses on times when young people got involved in the community, participating in school activities, library programs and performing good deeds. The exhibit also extends a tribute to work with teenagers done by a dedicated Worthington librarian, Ann Pechacek, who passed away in July 2021.

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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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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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