Worthington Center walking tour on Founder’s Day. Saturday, June 29, 3:30pm, meeting place TBD, free admission. To kick off “Founder’s Day” one year after the Worthington 250 celebrations, WHS will lead a walking tour of historic houses and key sites (including the Congregational Church and its “upping stone”) in Worthington Center, ending at Town Hall, where festivities begin around 5:00pm.
18th-century medicine and the Diaries of Dr. Elihu Ashley. Sunday, July 21, 4:00pm, at the WHS building, 6 Williamsburg Rd., Worthington, across from the Corners Grocery. Free admission, donations encouraged. From 1773 to 1775, a young doctor’s apprentice named Elihu Ashley kept a fascinating journal documenting medical practices in Western Massachusetts, including Worthington, where he worked briefly. His diaries also delve into local intrigues and stirrings of the American Revolution. Barbara Mathews, Ph.D., Historic Deerfield’s Public Historian and director of academic programs, will give a 40-minute presentation on the illuminating Ashley diaries, followed by Q&A and complimentary treats.
Night of the Living Dead V. Saturday, September 7, at 7:00pm, Center Cemetery, Sam Hill Road, within half a mile west of Rte. 112. Free admission. In 2014 the longtime residents of Center Cemetery emerged from their graves to share their inextinguishable memories with the living. Other residents were envious and have waited five years for their moment in the spotlight.
Annual Meeting. Sunday, October 20, 6:30pm, at the WHS building, 6 Williamsburg Rd. across from the Corners Grocery. Free admission. Presentation TBD.