Monday, July 30, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Adena was the 2000-acre estate of Thomas Worthington (1773-1827), sixth governor of Ohio and one of the state's first United States Senators. The mansion house, completed in 1806-1807, has been restored to look much as it did when the Worthington family lived there, including many original Worthington family furnishings.
The house is one of only three houses designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe still standing in the country. Situated on the 300 remaining acres of the original home place are five outbuildings and formal gardens. The gardens have undergone major renovation. Visitors may stroll through three terraces of flowers and vegetables, as well as the shrubs and trees in the grove. Looking east from the north lawn of the mansion, one can see across the Scioto River Valley to the Logan Range. This view was the inspiration for the Great Seal of the State of Ohio.
A Museum and Visitor Center features interactive exhibits that use the stories of people connected to Adena to give visitors a picture of life in Ohio in the early 1800s. The address is 847 Adena Rd.
The District will gather the evening of July 30th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. which includes a free meal from the 7 Miles Barbeque Restaurant. There will be a presentation on “Innovation in the life of Thomas Worthington” followed by a Light the Way presentation regarding new, innovative church starts in Ohio. This will be an inspiring evening as we connect our past to our future. All are welcome and we hope you will come join us!
We want to remind you that the Shawnee Valley District as well as our 114 churches are committed to seeing new church starts throughout our state so that new disciples of Jesus Christ can be made.
No Charge - meal included with reservation