Our Museum is closed until March 31-April 1, 2023 for In-door Yard Sale Fundraiser
Leave-a-message phone: (614)382-5989
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:
A Historical Society committee of seven (Fiona Spears, Barbara Freeman, Stephanie Johnson, Peggy Portier, Peggy Winter, Terry Guay, and Maggie Arendt) have been dismantling the 1909-1981 Pickerington High School composite graduation photos that have been hanging in our Museum. To protect and preserve the photos, we are carefully extracting them from their frames, repairing where necessary, photographing, and placing them in a large flip chart in graduation date order. This will enable visitors to easily find and see their relatives and friends. In addition, the original photos and frames will be preserved by storing them in archival safe boxes.
Can you help with additional projects taking place at our Museum during February and March?
If you would like to volunteer to sign-up for an hour or two, simply leave a message at 614-382-5989.
Projects will include:
1. Cleaning and re-organizing the Lower Level kitchen and boiler rooms; plus the Main Level closet.
2. Dusting/oiling wooden furniture, windexing glass, vacuuming floors, and cleaning mini blinds.
15 East Columbus Street, Pickerington, Ohio 43147, United States
Leave a voicemail on our Leave-a-Message Phone at (614) 382-5989. We will return your call as soon as possible.
Our Historical Museum is open for special events April thru December. Check the "Events" page of this website for details!
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