By 1940 the Worthington Historical Society was active, with members including folks from the Stevens family of Williamsburg Road. The July 1954 annual meeting was held in the living room of Clarence A. G. Pease, a General Motors executive. Mr. Pease did not like the “bright work” featured on cars of the late 1940s and 50s, and had gray Chevrolets with no chrome crafted for him.
The Worthington Historical Society incorporated in 1961.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) granted the society a tax exemption under IRS Code 501(c)(3) in 1992. This designation allows contributors to the society to deduct their contributions from itemized income taxes.
The Society moved to its new headquarters located at Worthington Corners in 1998.