Visit our Museum on Satudays
April 2 - December, 17 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
No Admission Fee


April 7, 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Historical Society Meeting and Program:
"The Eastern Longhunter"
Presented by Dave Reed
Free Admission


Click on our Event Calendar Page above for information about 2016 events.

The Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit oraganization. The group's purpose is to preserve our community's past for future generations to see and use.

LOCATION - Our museum is housed in the Old Carnegie Library Building
15 E. Columbus Street, Pickerington, OH 43147
(in the Historic Olde Pickerington Village)

HOURS - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM each Saturday. NO ADMISSION CHARGE. 

Please visit our DIRECTIONS page to view a map. And be sure to follow us on social media.                          

Volunteer Opportunities
Interested in helping host Saturday open houses and other events at our Museum? Training takes place April and May Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. For more information or to sign up, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Cristie Hammond, at 614-570-4074, send her a mesage through our CONTACT page, or click this VOLUNTEER-SIGN UP page to choose a date/event. We welcome new Volunteers!

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Society Members' Holiday Potluck

Fifty Historical Society members gathered at the Museum for food, music, comradery, and election of officers for 2016-2017. Newly elected Society "Members-at-Large" include: Barbara Freeman, Stephanie Johnson and Greg Karoly.


Fairfield County's Grammatones provided the musical entertainment


Cristie Hammond, Barb and Tim Freeman enjoying the evening


Barbara and Gary Taylor brought homemade mashed potatoes for the crowd!


Events from Other Societies and Museums

The Wagnalls Memorial
April 2nd, 2016
Open House

Ohio Glass Museum Fundraiser

April 17th, 2016
"Hootenany II"


Prehistoric Tools and Arrowheads

Discover items from our community's past at our Historical Society Museum including new collections of prehistoric tools and arrowheads found by the Messenger and Dovel families on their farms. These artifacts are showcased by donors Bill and Earlene Corban in this photo.



Our Newest Publication

We are pleased to announce the publication of the newest book to be offered by the Historical Society.
Get your copy today. $20.00 plus tax.

Click HERE for an order form.


 arcadia book

E.D. Kraner opened a mercantile store in 1872 at the corner of Columbus Street and Lockville Road in Pickerington. It offered a little bit of everything, including groceries, dry goods, and even Pickerington's official post office. Seen in this early 1900's photo are, from right: Orlie fisher, Charles H. Kraner MD, E.D. Kraner, Jess Stemen and Olde Sport the family dog.