About Us The history of Shawnee is important to us and we love to share it with our guests. We are constantly reminded of our roots and what has been accomplished here. It all began in the late 1890s, when a native New Yorker and successful business owner, Charles Campbell Worthington, took up summer residence in Shawnee. An engineer and inventor by trade, C.C. Worthington was also an outdoorsman who never enjoyed urban living. Soon, he relocated to his summer home, and began to make his mark on the area. Among his legacies are Worthington Hall (home of the Shawnee Playhouse) and the Buckwood Inn (now Shawnee Inn).