Masks Required at Museum's November and December events
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:
Friday, December 3 from 5-8 PM: During "Pickerington Holiday Gathering" in the Olde Village, stop by our Historical Museum to see the sights and sounds of Mike Raynard's (right in photo above) "0" scale model trains, buildings, fire trucks, and police cruisers. In the Museum's Lower Level, discover Keith Ebright's "North Pole Village" (left in photo above) with hundreds of lighted buildings and accessories. Also enjoy music from our Player Piano, children's stories and games, and hundreds of Pickerington/Violet Township artifacts from the past two centuries.
Admission to our Historical Museum and these events is free. Both Mike and Keith are members of our Historical Society. While at the Museum, how about signing up for a 2022 membership? Cost is only $10 for an individual or $15 for the entire family!
Saturday, December 4, from 1-4 PM: The fun continues on Saturday with model trains, a train stand-up photo op, the "North Pole Village, local historical artifacts, children's games, music, and more!
15 East Columbus Street, Pickerington, Ohio 43147, United States
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Our Historical Museum is open for special events during November and December, 2021. Check the "Events" page of this website for details.
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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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