Sunday December 1st, 8th and 15th, 2013 Orange Johnson House, 1 - 5 p.m.
Christmas Open House
Share the spirit of the season with family and friends by taking a free tour of the Federal-style Orange Johnson House on the first three Sundays in December. The house will be festive with old-style decorations.
You are invited to stroll through the beautifully decorated 19th century house, sample holiday treats in front of the keeping room fireplace and listen to traditional music in the drawing room.
Costumed guides will be on hand to offer guests information and assistance. Please join us in this elegant setting for music, light refreshments and holiday cheer.
Admission is free.
About the Orange Johnson Houseó
This property offers a unique view of both the pioneer and Federal periods in Worthington.
The oldest portion was built in 1811 by Arora Buttles. The six-room house was on thirty-five acres, part of a choice farm lot next to the village. The pioneer architecture can be seen in the low-ceilinged rooms and
the dogleg staircase to the second story. The kitchen has the original fireplace with a large iron crane where the pioneers did their cooking.