Visit our Museum on Saturdays
April - Mid December, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
No Admission Fee

November Coloring Contest
scoll down this page (on the left)
for details

December Christmas Potluck

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Museum Lower Level
See our event page for details.

Click on our Event Calendar above for more information about these and other 2014 events.

The Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society wishes 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 3:00 PM each Saturday, April through mid-December. 

Please visit our DIRECTIONS page to view a map.

Volunteer Opportunities for our members
Click HERE to go to our online sign up for museum hosting, meeting refreshments and other volunteer opportunites.


View Our Gift Shop
Photo Gallery


2014 Founders' Day Banquet
                 A Very Special Event

SteveBallPictured here, with the lovely Lisa on bass,
Steve Ball, Civil War Musician and Historian, performed Civil War era music on vintage instruments from the period as he explained the origin of the music and what was happening in the war.
It was a wonderful evening!


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.

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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.

2014 Haunted Museum
Thank you to our volunteers! PHS North National Honor Society, PHS Central Key Club and our own members (some pictured here).
Great event with over 1200 visitors!

2014 Fairfield Federal
Family Scavenger Hunt Program

Our first hunt of the year begins Saturday, April 5, 2014.
Child and adult versions available.
Receive a small gift for playing AND register to win a prize in our drawing in December.

One lucky child will win a $50.00 savings account from Fairfield Federal Savings and Loan.
One lucky adult will win a woven throw from our gift shop.

New hunts begin:
    April 5th
    July 5th
    October 4th

Play all three hunts and enter three times to win the drawing.
All clues are within the museum. No charge to play.

2013 Scavenger Hunt Winners
Winner Lauren Giamei (right) and sister Kylie. Lauren won a woven, cotton throw from our museum gift shop.

Winner Abby Marquardt (not pictured) won a $25.00 savings account from Fairfield Federal Savings and Loan.







2014 November Coloring Contest
Sponsored by Fairfield Federal Savings & Loan

Color one of our coloring pages and you may win $25.00.

Three different age groups with different pictures to color.

Choose what you want to color and drop it off at our musum during the month of November. Just click on the choices in your age group below and print out your favorite coloring page. (Coloring pages are also available at our museum and at Fairfield Federal Savings & Loan's Pickerington Office.)

Winners will be announce on December 5th at the Pickerington Tree Lighting at 7:30PM across the street from our museum. Winners need not be present.

4 years old and under
    Pumpkin Patch
5-7 years old
8-10 years old

       Emma Morton-one of our 2013 winners

April 3, 2014 Member Meeting

Stephanie VanHorn (left) and Mary Rogers (right) presented an engaging program about their mother Sallie Durrett Farmer, a WWII nurse held as a POW in the Philippines.


Rogers and VanHorn speak to Society
member Dorothy Peterson (right).
Dorothy was a nurse during WWII. 

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                                                                               Society members Joyce Avers
                                                                         and Maggie Arendt.





Gary Taylor (kneeling) assists museum




















EVENTS from other Societies: 

Sherman House Museum
Open Now for the 2014 Season
105 E. Wheeling Avenue
Lancaster, OH 43130

Bremen Area Historical Society

Museum Now Open for the 2014 Season through December
Saturdays and Sundays  2:00-6:00 PM
161 Carter St
Bremen, OH 43107
Click HERE for more info

Sherman Civil War Roundtable
November 19, 2014
7:00 PM (doors open at 6:30)
At the ShermanHouse Museum
137 E. Main St, Lancaster, OH 43130
Cost: $5.00 per person
Speaker: Christopher Kolakowski
Program: "The Tullahoma Campaign"
740-684-5891  or  740-654-9923