As worded in our mission statement, our purpose is “to inspire and promote community interest in and appreciation for the history of Worthington, Massachusetts. We identify, select, gather, preserve, maintain, catalog and make accessible to the public, historical documents and significant memorabilia from the town."
By the 1940 the Worthington Historical Society was active with members including folks from the Stevens family of Williamsburg Road. Evidently, one of the Stevens’ was a judge in Hampshire County, MA.
While recent annual meetings have been held at the headquarters building, built in 1998, the July 1954 annual meeting was held in the living room of Clarence A.G. Pease, an executive with the General Motors Corporation (GMC) who was living in the present (2012) home of Ed and Sue Lewis. Mr. Pease did not like the ‘bright work’ featured on late 1940′s and ’50′s automobiles. He had gray Chevrolets with no chrome (‘bright work’) crafted for him.
We are a 501(3)©, tax-exempt organization. All memberships and donations are fully tax-deductible. We appreciate your support.
Individual memberships are $15, family memberships are $30, and of course we welcome extra donations in any amount.