The Shop at the Old Rectory

  The museum & shop will be closed until we reopen Tuesday, February 4th, 2020.  

Open Tues. – Fri. 1-4 pm, Sat. 10 am – 2 pm

The WHS Shop at the Old Rectory sells an ever-changing variety of conversation pieces – new and donated or consigned vintage treasures such as silver and brass accessories, pottery, porcelain, jewelry, glassware, quilts, linens, artwork, crafts and Society merchandise. The shop is definitely a “must see” place if you’re seeking a special Worthington gift.

  • All collectibles and antiques sold at the Shop at the Old Rectory have been donated or consigned specifically to the shop.

Items of interest include:

  • Consigned Antiques & Collectibles
  • Worthington Bean Soup
    • The Shop at the Old Rectory is the only place in town where you can buy the “fixings” for making delicious Home-made Worthington Bean Soup. We even have bean soup packaged specially for Christmas giving. Each container (jar or plastic) includes our special mix of dried beans and spices as well as two different recipes with cooking instructions.
  • Books About Worthington
    • Worthington Landmarks: Photo Essays of Historic Worthington Properties by Robert & Jennie McCormick (Cottonwood Publications)
      • Descriptions of 37 properties from a prehistoric HOpewell Indian Mound to Toll Gate Square, Worthington’s first condominium complex.  Soft cover.  The book costs $10.00, Ohio Sales Tax is $.75 adn shipping is $3.20.
    • Worthington Neighborhoods by Jennie McCormick (Worthington Historical Society)
      • Although surrounded by the Columbus Metropolitan area, Worthingtonians like to think of their city as a distinctive community – retaining characteristics of the nineteenth-century village that was platted in New England, settled a decoad before the city of Columbus, and serving as the market center for surrounding farms well into the 20th century.  This includes narrative histories and plat maps of twenty-three neighborhoods, and an index of ninety-two neighborhoods wit their date of formation, location and plat book reference in the county recorder’s office.  Soft cover,65 pages.  The book costs $12.00, Ohio Sales Tax is $.90 and shipping is $3.20.
    • New Englanders on the Frontier: Migration and Settlement of Worthington, Ohio by Virginia McCormick and Robert McCormick (Kent: The Kent State University Press)
      • A comprehensive, lively account taken from many primary sources of Worthington and its people between 1802 and 1836. Soft cover.  The book costs $23.oo, Ohio Sales Tax is $1.73 and shipping is $3.20.
    • Around Worthington by Robert W. McCormick (Arcadia Publishing, 1999)
      • Part of the “Images of America” series, Around Worthington tells the story of Worthington history with nearly 200 photographs. Soft cover, 128 pages.  The book costs $19.99, Ohio Sales Tax is $1.50 and shipping is $3.20.
    • Walking Tour: Historic Worthington by the Worthington Historical Society
      • The walking tour includes 18 sites with the history of the property and architectural details.  Drawings for each site by Worthington artist Lynn Bird.  Soft cover pamphlet.  The pamphlet costs $1.50.  If you would like it mailed to you, the cost is $2.00, which includes tax and postage.
    • Worthington, Ohio: From Before the Civil War and More by John Haueisen
      • A book about Worthington, Ohio, featuring sections on prehistoric peoples, James Kilbourn and Thomas Worthington, Confederate General Roswell Ripley (defender of Charleston and Conqueror of Ironclads), Col. Tom Worthington (and his struggle against Generals Sherman and Grant), Worthington today, and the influences of an active historical society.  175 illustrations, 39 in color.  Soft cover, 226 pages.  The book costs $25.00, Ohio Sales Tax is $1.88 and shipping is $3.20.

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