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Announcing the Orange Johnson House Bicentennial Project

By | 2018-05-18T14:20:07+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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 this April

By | 2018-02-14T13:54:19+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Holiday Open Houses Highlight the Completion of the Orange Johnson House Window Replacement Project

By | 2018-01-10T13:21:20+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Children’s Christmas still has a few available spots!

By | 2017-12-08T13:34:42+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

The Big Give is almost here!

By | 2017-10-09T19:01:30+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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

Orange Johnson House Window Project Underway

By | 2018-01-10T13:14:19+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Society Awarded Two Grants in April

By | 2017-05-17T11:13:06+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 [...]