Stop in Sunday July 29th between 2 pm and 5 pm for a tour and be among the first to check out the newly restored front entrance.
Due to construction on the front entry, the Orange Johnson House will be closed Sunday July 22nd. Check back for additional potential closures. Our apologies for the inconvenience.
The Worthington Historical Society requests your participation as we begin an ambitious restoration project at the Orange Johnson House, which will be 200 years old in 2019. Phase one of the project will involve restoring the front entry, and subsequent phases will address the deteriorating brick retaining wall on the north and west sides of [...]
New Docent Training will be held this April! The Society is looking for individuals who would like to create engaging, informative experiences for Worthington third graders during Pioneer Days each May and visitors to The Orange Johnson House throughout the year. Candidates will attend two three hour training sessions the mornings of April 21st and 28th. If [...]
Visitors at the Orange Johnson House’s three Christmas Open Houses were able to enjoy the finished window project. The thirteen new window sashes were completed over the summer, and the storm windows were installed just before Thanksgiving. The installation of the new magnetic storm windows was the final step in the overall project. Funding for [...]
UPDATE: At this time, all dates for this year's Children's Christmas are full! Thank you! Calling 3rd, 4th & 5th graders! We have a few more openings on Saturday December 2nd or Saturday December 9th for our Children's Christmas program. This is a really special event that allows children to experience an evening in the [...]
Donations to the Worthington Historical Society will be amplified by a $1.3 million bonus pool during The Columbus Foundation's Big Give from 10 am, October 10th - Noon on October 11th! Visit the giving store here: https://columbusfoundation.org/the-giving-store/nonprofit-directory-listing/WorthingtonHistoricalSocietyInc/736
The scaffolding is starting to go up and dust barriers are installed for the window replacement project at The Orange Johnson House! The Society will replace the thirteen windows in the 1819 wing of the Orange Johnson House. Existing windows, which are not original to the house, are deteriorating. The roof work and tuck-pointing in [...]
The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board has awarded the WHS with a $600 matching grant to digitize archival records and put them on the Worthington Library’s website, “Worthington Memory”. The Worthington Library and the Worthington Historical Society will partner to match the grant money, and Megan Stypinski, who has been working in our archives, will [...]