The Worthington Historical Society invites the public to join them at 2 p.m. on New Year's Day, Jan. 1, 1213, as historical societies, churches, and organizations across the Pioneer Valley join together to ring the bell in honor of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation 150 years ago.

The proclamation will be read and light refreshments will be available. Volunteers to read are welcome.

The Worthington Historical Society is located at 6 Williamsburg Road.