'Tis the Season


Orange Johnson House photoIn the spirit of the holiday season, the Worthington Historical Society is once again hosting a special Old Time Christmas Open House at the Orange Johnson House Museum. The event, which will take place on the first three Sundays in December, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., will transport guests back in time to experience what Christmas was like during the 19th century. The Federal-style home will feature festive, old-style decorations, with costumed docents on hand to assist guests and answer questions as they tour.

In keeping with tradition, the drawing room will be humming with sound as guests enjoy special live musical performances of traditional Christmas music. This year’s performances include:



Guests can warm up and sample refreshments in front of the keeping room fireplace while children participate in a special scavenger hunt throughout the house.

This special event, which is free and open to the public, is the perfect way for family and friends to kick off the Christmas season.

What's the Orange Johnson House?

The Orange Johnson House is one of oldest residences standing in its original location in Central Ohio. Offering views of both the Pioneer and Federal-style periods in Worthington, the oldest portion of the house was built by Aurora Buttles and dates back to 1811. The six-room home, which originally sat on a 35-acre, choice farm lot next to the village, offers touring guests a historic 19th century experience. The home is decorated using authentic period pieces, including a special collection of 19th century women’s hair combs and comb-making tools.

The Orange Johnson House is located at 956 High Street in Worthington. Free parking is available in the adjoining lot.

For more information, visit worthingtonhistory.org, or check out visitworthingtonohio.com for other events around the holidays.