Dec 9-13, 6-8 PM: Bring children to explore "North Pole Village" at Historical Museum

About Us

Historical Society Mission and History:

Carnegie Library circa 1916.

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:


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.

Getting Involved:


Inasmuch as we are an all-volunteer organization, we 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: 

  • Becoming a member. Click for Membership Application and more information.
  • Volunteering to help at our Museum on Second Saturdays, for tours, special events, and Museum maintenance. For more information or to sign up, contact Volunteer Coordinator, Stephanie Johnson (right in photo) at "Contact Us" below or visit Volunteer Sign Up to choose a date/event. 
  • Donating an object/document of local historical interest, or making a monetary contribution at the "Donate Now" box. 

Historical Society News

Explore "North Pole Village" at Historical Museum Dec. 9-13


Keith Ebright and other Historical Society volunteers will host a Special Showing of the Ebright family's "North Pole Village" vintage collection from 6-8 PM on December 9 (Monday) thru December 13 (Friday).

The lighted and animated display includes 80 buildings, plus trains and accessories.

Bring your children and your grandchildren to explore this one-of-a-kind display at our Historical Museum this week only! 

Note: This is the last event in our Museum during 2019

Children's Story Time at Museum


Children enjoyed volunteers Barbara Taylor (pictured here) and Carrie Ebert read stories during our Museum's participation in "Olde Village Holiday Gathering" on December 6.

Our Museum was open for self-guided touring, exploring Keith and Dottie Ebright's "North Pole Village", and browsing the unique history-related holiday gifts available in our Museum.

Be sure to volunteer to help with reading children's stories, hosting Saturday open houses and special events during 2020!

Through the Years: December Happenings in our Community


Dec 4, 1988: Pickerington Marching Band played at the halftime show @ Cleveland Browns football game. 

Dec 15, 1935: "Bullwinkle" (shown above) was donated to and mounted in Pickerington Public Library's entrance (now Historical Museum where "Bullwinkle" still resides). 

Dec 22, 1941: Dr. W.B. Taylor and A.J. Good donated 2.22 acres for Pickerington Park (now called Victory Park). 

Dec. 30, 1857: Allen School was built on Tussing Road west of Blacklick Creek. It was named for nearby Allen's Mill. 

Contact Us

Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society

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.

Museum Hours:

Our Historical Museum closes for the season on Friday, December 13. The Museum will reopen for self-guided touring on the Second Saturday of April, 2020  from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Second Saturday Museum opening hours continue through November 2020. 

Details about 2020 history education programs and special events at our Museum will become available in the "Events" section of this website early in 2020.

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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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