Our Museum opens Sunday, Sept. 14 with a 1-3 PM program: "Music at the Museum"
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:
Pickerington's first bank was located at 35 W. Columbus Street and cost $2,692 to build. It was named Pickerington Bank and dedicated during July, 1909. This building was razed and a new bank with a drive-thru teller window opened for business in 1962. In 1979, Pickerington Bank merged with Huntington National Bank. The former Pickerington Bank building now houses Lan-Fair Credit Union.
The Pickerington Railroad Depot with Station Agent C.P. Leach standing on the platform can be seen in this undated photo. Note the bread boxes also on the platform. Leach was born in 1908 and died July 31, 1942.
August 1, 1972: Welcome Wagon Club of Violet Township was organized.
August 10, 1980: The Pickerington Village Council passed a resolution to fluoridate the Village water supply.
August 13, 1849: Bowen School (pictured above) was built at Bowen and Schoolhouse roads. The school is still standing and has been restored as a private residence.
August 23, 1989: McDonald's Restaurant opened at Hill and Refugee roads.
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 currently is closed. We hope to reopen the Museum with a free "Music at the Museum" afternoon event on Sunday, September 12.
Details about 2021 programs and special events at our Museum can be seen in the "Events" section of this website.
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The generous support and contributions from people like you enable us to collect and preserve local history for future generations.
The Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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