Exhibits

Monday, February 6, 2023

Not so long ago, Worthington was a village with a lot more snow and a lot less traffic.

Back then, kids seem to have sledded everywhere, including straight down Dublin-Granville Road from the Village Green to the Olentangy River. From a child's perspective, Worthington had near-ideal snow topography-- east-west streets that sloped downhill and ravines that punctuated several neighborhoods.

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Remembering James Lorimer, Worthington Mayor and More

For 52 years, Jim Lorimer served as mayor, vice-mayor and city councilman of Worthington. Even more remarkable is that these are just a few of his many achievements. Our January exhibit is a tribute to Lorimer, who made a lasting impact on Worthington, Columbus and the sports world.

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Local Ads Are Signs of the Times

At the end of a long year and into the next, it’s nice to break up winter holiday stress with some levity. In pursuit of just that, please enjoy the following medley of advertisements published in the "Worthington News" between 1925 and 1963.

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Worthington, Open for Business

With many looking toward a busy season of holidays, the month of November has become strongly associated with shopping. Black Friday, Cyber Monday and more offer opportunities to take advantage of all that retail has to offer.

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Student Life in Worthington, First Edition

October's arrival means the new school year is in full swing, bringing with it a new slate of social and academic activities. Recent students of Worthington Schools may feel busier than ever, but their predecessors were active, too!

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Shining a spotlight on Worthington's theater community

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.

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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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