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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Worthington's Justices of the Peace

Before there were police forces, early Ohio towns relied on justices of the peace to maintain law and order. Our June exhibit explores some of these early representatives of the law.


Down on the Farm

Today, the Worthington area is surrounded by miles of residential subdivisions, housing and strip malls, but for most of its history, it consisted of woodlands and farm fields. Our May exhibit takes you on a farm tour from Worthington's past.


Worthington, in Style

Whether wearing starched collars, handlebar mustaches or plaid, the people of Worthington have always been stylish. Lace up your boots for a stroll through a gallery of fashions from decades past.


The Women of Worthington

What better way to celebrate Women's History Month than by recognizing the remarkable achievements of the women of Worthington?


Celebrating African American history in Worthington

February is Black History Month, and Worthington Memory is joining the celebration by highlighting several of the city's African American residents through the decades.


Weathering Worthington's Seasons

Brr! With winter upon us in earnest, this month's exhibit focuses on scenes of dramatic January weather from Worthington's past-- from snowstorms to floods.


Before the days of orange barrels

Road construction slowing you down? Take a spin through our November exhibit for a look at Worthington's major thoroughfares before they were paved.


Worthington: the home of Choplets and much more

Did you know that Worthington was once home to Worthington Foods, the world’s largest producer of vegetarian meat substitutes? Step inside our October exhibit for a look at the history of this innovative company.


Score a touchdown with Worthington football

With the crisp, cool days of autumn just around the corner, it’s time to gather up your banners and seat cushions and head down to the stadium to cheer on your favorite football team: Worthington!


The Harding Hospital

For over 80 years, Worthington was home to one of the country’s most cutting-edge residential psychiatric treatment programs. Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the founding of Harding Hospital by browsing our August exhibit.


Slow News Day

Even before the days of 24-hour news cycles, editors sometimes had to stretch their imaginations to find topics on which to report. As the sleepy days of summer set in, kick back and relax with this gallery from Worthington’s past newspapers of odd, silly or just plain funny headlines.


Celebrate Fathers with Worthington Memory

Happy Father's Day from Worthington Memory! From founding fathers to local beloved dads, this month's exhibit honors fathers from throughout Worthington's 200-year history.


A Spring Fling

Prom season is upon us! Take a stroll through this month's exhibit to view the finest fashions from decades past.


Happy Birthday, Northwest Library!

This month, Northwest Library is 20 years-old! Step inside our April exhibit to look back on two decades of library services.


Worthington in the Great Depression

From 1929 to 1939, the Western world was plunged into the deepest economic downturn in modern history. Our March exhibit delves into how Worthington weathered this grim decade.


A Tale of Two Cities

Since 1999, Worthington has been sister cities with Sayama, Japan. Our February exhibit celebrates this cross-cultural friendship.


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.


Autumn in Worthington Treats the Senses

With 90-degree days still heating up September, October often feels like the true start of autumn. The green leaves that have decorated your neighborhood for the past five months gradually change to red, orange and yellow, and the temperature dips enough to bundle up in jackets and scarves.