Covid-19 has closed our Historical Museum until it is safe to reopen.
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:
On June 9, 1899, James J. Jeffries from Violet Township won the world heavyweight boxing championship by knocking out Bob Fitzsimmons in the 11th round at Coney Island, New York.
On June 28, 1980, dedication ceremonies were held in Pickerington's Sycamore Creek Park to celebrate the new tennis courts donated by brothers Kenneth and Emerson Taylor.
June 3, 1965: Five previous superintendents attended the 57th PHS Alumni Banquet: J.F. Smith, O.A. Burton, A.R. Liggett, Marcus Hanna, Don Heft. This year's June 5 Banquet is the school's last.
June 21, 1979: After seven years of teaching, Pickerington H.S. first art teacher, Nancy Brackbill, retired to start her own art business.
June 30, 1879: The first train through Pickerington was a 2-car train from Columbus carrying mail and passengers. (see photo above)
15 East Columbus Street, Pickerington, Ohio 43147, United States
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Our Historical Museum currently is closed. When the coronavirus crisis ends, the Museum will reopen for Saturday Open Houses, tours, and special events.
Details about 2021 history education 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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