Our Historical Museum is closed until April. Contact us via phone or email
The generous support and contributions from people like you enable us to collect and preserve local history for future generations to see and enjoy in our community's 100 year-old Historical Museum located in the heart of downtown Pickerington.
The Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Your donation may be tax deductible. Please contact your tax advisor for information.
The Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society has been an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization since 1987. Its mission is to preserve our community's past for future generations to see and use.
Our Historical Society has maintained a museum in the community's Carnegie Library since 1993 -- the year the library moved into its new facility. The Carnegie Library originally opened in 1916 with the aid of a $10,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie. The building remains one of the few Carnegie-financed buildings that exist in Central Ohio.
Our Museum, located in the center of historic downtown Pickerington, tells the story of Pickerington-Violet Township. Admission is free.
Artifacts include prehistoric Native American tools and weapons collected around Pickerington, an original town pump, restored 1879 Taber pump organ, the cooking stove and photos once residing inside Moore's Pool Hall, photos of our high school graduating classes from 1909-1981, and much more.
A reference and reading area is available for public research of historic documents, directories, and photos, along with a searchable database of all graves in Violet Cemetery.
We are an all-volunteer organization and depend upon the generosity of our Historical Society members, Museum visitors, and the community for support and funding of projects and programs. You can help by:
Thank You David Beckham Photography!
Our Historical Museum's neighbor across the street volunteered to photograph and print all of the Pickerington H.S. class photos in our possession (1909 - 1981) for our new flip display. Now Museum visitors can easily find their relatives who graduated from Pickerington H.S. inasmuch as the photos are in chronological order. Thank you, David, for helping us preserve these valuable pieces of local history!
Join the fun as a Historical Society member by Signing up now at "Membership" on the tool bar to download and submit a Membership Application. You'll make new friends, receive member newsletters, invitations to our members-only Summer Picnic and catered Christmas Dinner, plus other fun activities at our Historical Society Museum and nearby historic locations.
15 East Columbus Street, Pickerington, Ohio 43147, United States
Our Historical Museum is open for special events April thru December. Check the "Events" page of this website for details!
If you have questions and cannot find answers on this website, please Drop Us A Line!