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

 November 4, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Member Meeting/Program: Vintage Postcards

NEW LOCATION: Harcum Fitness & Aquatic Center, Wesley Ridge Retirement Communities, 2225 Taylor Park Dr., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068.
Family-friendly program presented by Richard Barrett. Open to the public.
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 organization. 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 former Carnegie Library Building
15 E. Columbus Street, Pickerington, OH 43147 (in 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 OPPORTUNITES - Interested in helping host Saturday open houses and other events at our Museum? For more information or to sign up, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Cristie Hammond, at 614-570-4074, send her a message through our CONTACT page, or click this VOLUNTEER-SIGN UP page to choose a date/event. We welcome new Volunteers!

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Kid-Friendly Activities at the Museum

Bring your children and grandchildren to our Historical Museum to search for Smiley Faces which identify an activity designed just for youngsters! Kids can touch and play with a vintage manual typewriter, dial telephone, Lincoln Logs, and other items from our community's past.
The Museum is open every Saturday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and during special events in the Olde Village.

Events from Other Societies and Museums

The Historical Aircraft Squadron
Hanger Dance

Celebrating 100 Years!

Circa 1916

September 2016 marks the 100th birthday of the opening of the Carnegie Library, built with a $10,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie. Our community was one of the smallest in the United States to receive a Carnegie Library grant and is one of only a handful of Carnegie Libraries in Central Ohio. The Carnegie building served as our public library until 1993 when a new Pickerington Public Library was constructed on Opportunity Way. For the past 23 years the Carnegie building has housed the Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society Museum.

We invite you to see our collections of local artifacts, photographs and documents – as well as special “100 Years Ago” exhibits -- during our free Carnegie Library 100th Birthday Celebration on Sunday afternoon, September 18 at the Historical Museum, 15 E. Columbus Street in Olde Pickerington Village. The free-and-open-to-the-public event is part of Ohio History Connection’s “Ohio Open Doors” program. See event details at left.

Children can help celebrate with us by participating in our coloring page and word search offering. We have created pages and puzzles that can be printed out and completed.

Download each of them belo...!

Wk 13 - Carnegie Building Coloring Page
Wk 13 - Carnegie Building Word Search
Wk 12 - Dot Alexander Coloring Page
Wk 12 - Dot Alexander Word Search
Wk 11 - Andrew Carnegie Coloring Page
Wk 11 - Andrew Carnegie Word Search
Wk 10 - Jessie Ricketts and Mrs. Frank Smith Coloring Page
Wk 10 - Jessie Ricketts and Mrs. Frank Smith Word Search
Wk 9 - H. Taylor and H. W. Reese Coloring Page
Wk 9 - H. Taylor and H. W. Reese Word Search
Wk 8 - Class Of 1909 Coloring Page
Wk 8 - Class of 1909 Word Search
Wk 7 - E. R. Wooley Coloring Page
Wk 7 - E. R. Woooley Word Search
Wk 6 - Charles Bowers Coloring Page
Wk 6 - Charles Bowers Word Search
Wk 5 - Doctor Walter B. Taylor Coloring Page
Wk 5 - Doctor Walter B. Taylor Word Search
Wk 4 - Kraner Brothers Coloring Page
Wk 4 - Kraner Brothers Word Search
Wk 3 - Dr. Georgia Finley Coloring Page
Wk 3 - Dr. Georgia Finley Word Search
Wk 2 - Ackers Courtright Coloring Page
Wk 2 - Ackers Courtright Word Search
Wk 1 - School Building Coloring Page
Wk 1 - School Word Search



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.


PICKERINGTON-VIOLET TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 15 E. Columbus Street, P.O. Box 732, Pickerington, Ohio 43147

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