Two Events Help to Usher in Worthington Historical Society's Spring Season
This week marks the official start of spring, and the Worthington Historical Society is preparing to celebrate the season of rebirth with some special activities. Mark your calendars now for these early April events.
Historic Hats Fashion Show
Saturday, April 6; 2 p.m.
777 High Street
Models from the community will showcase hat collections from the Worthington Historical Society and Ladybugs & Buckeyes. The latter is a non-profit group that has produced presentations and performances related to historic clothing and Ohio throughout the state since 1973. Diane Selby, a founding member of the group, will narrate the event and talk about the history of hats. The collection features everything from the practical--an 1830 bonnet that came with its matching quilted silk cover--to the sublime--a purple, feathered fashion statement from the 1960s. Tea and refreshments will be available. Tickets can be purchased for $10 at the Griswold Center, the Shop at the Old Rectory and Fritzy Jacobs.
Orange Johnson House Spring Opening
Sunday, April 7; 2 to 5 p.m.
956 High Street
The focus of this year's opening is a mural painted by Worthington artist Lynn Bird titled Six Weeks and Seven Hundred Miles. The mural, which will be located in the lower level of the Orange Johnson House, is a visual dramatization of the early settlers' six-week trek from New England to Worthington. "The mural touches on many things we have learned about that trip," said Kate LaLonde of the Worthington Historical Society. "These early settlers brought wagons, but the wagons carried their supplies while they walked. It even shows
children herding the pigs." Admission is free during this first Sunday of the spring season.
For more information about these events and future events at the Worthington Historical Society, visit www.worthingtonhistory.org or http://visitworthingtonohio.com/calendar/.