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

June 2, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
     Historical Society members-only         Field Trip:
Bob McDorman Auto Museum
Advance registration and small entrance fee required. Call 614-389-5989 to sign up.

        June 3, 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM          June 4, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
     Annual Yard Sale at the Museum

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 OPPORTUNITES - 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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Photo Gallery

Scales Exhibit

Have you ever seen an egg scale?

How about a fisherman’s de-liar scale?

Visit our Historical Museum any Saturday (10-1 PM) and see more than 3 dozen vintage scales that are part of a temporary spring exhibit on loan from Society members, Jack and Bev Whitaker.

You’ll see postal scales of all shapes and sizes; learn why egg scales were created during WWI; and figure out why the scale in the center of the photo above would not allow a fisherman to lie about his catch!

Prehistoric Tools and Artifacts

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.

Events from Other Societies and Museums

Ohio Glass Museum Event

May 21st, 2016, 1 - 5 PM
Opening Celebration of
"Christopher P. Rider Collection Anchor-Hocking Manhattan Depression Glass"
Celebrating 100 Years!

2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the construction of Carnegie Building, past home of the Pickerington Public Library and current home of the Historical Society. We are hosting a community celebration on Sunday, September 18th to mark the event. More details will be posted as they become available.

Children can help celebrate with us all summer by participating in our weekly coloring page and word search offering. Each week, we will be posting a new page and puzzle that can be printed out and completed.

Download this week's to get started!

Wk 5 - Docto Walter B. Taylor Coloring Page
Wk 5 - Doc 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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