The Worthington Historical Society maintains properties such as the Orange Johnson House, the Old Rectory, the Jeffers Mound, and hosts events through the year to educate and remember the town’s history.
In addition to the preserving and maintaining the historical buildings, the society hosts events throughout the year to share history with the community
Upcoming events with Worthington Historical Society
2021 Worthington Tour of Homes & Gardens
Sunday, September 12 from 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
The Tour of Homes & Gardens theme is “The 1920s in Worthington”
Check out architecture of the 1920s with homes, gardens and buildings throughout the Historic District in Worthington.
Tickets are $20-$25. Purchase online here, or in person at the Old Rectory Shop or Fritzy Jacobs. $20 per person in person, presale. All in person ticket sales are CASH or CHECK ONLY. On the DAY OF TOUR: the ticket price is $25 per person (at the Old Rectory ONLY, Cash or Check).
Worthington Walking Tours
September 26 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
October 10 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Take a walking tour to learn about the history, architecture, and more on these tours in designated areas of town. Tours are just $5.
Historic Ghost Tour of Worthington
Thursday, October 28 at 7 pm. The Ghost Tour will visit the Historic District to visit with the spirits of residents spanning the last two centuries on this guided tour. The tour is geared towards ages 13+. Purchase tickets online or in-person starting October 2. More details here.
Featured properties of Worthington Historical Society
Orange Johnson House
Located at 956 High Street, Worthington, the Orange Johnson House is a living museum with tours and events throughout the year. Visitors can study our pioneer history from the house restoration and activities held throughout the house and garden. Open houses have featured pioneer craft demonstrations for kids and adults, and the popular Christmas Open House.
Currently booking private tours with groups of 6 or less.
The Episcopal Rectory, now known as the Old Rectory, was saved by the Society from demolition and relocated at 50 West New England Avenue. The Rectory houses the Doll Museum, the Shop at the Old Rectory, the Society’s library, offices, collections and special exhibits. It also provides space for educational and community events.
The Doll Musuem and Shop are open Wed, Thurs, Fri 1 -4 pm, & Sat 10 am – 2 pm.
Volunteer with the Worthington Historical Society
Interested in volunteering to help preserve history? Check out volunteer opportunities on the website.
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