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

June 20 through Summer "Vintage Kids" Exhibit
Featuring toys from the 1940s-1960s.
Children's clothing from the 1880s through early 1900s. "Frozen Charlotte" china doll collection, made 1850-1920.

June 20 - September 6
Which Animal am I?

Youngsters ages 17 and under can try to correctly match animal fur to animal names and compete for a $50 prize in a drawing to be held on September 7.

Saturday, July 4th
Museum closed for the holiday.

Click on our Event Calendar Page above for more information about these and other 2015 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. And be sure to follow us on social media.                          

Volunteer Opportunities
We need Saturday volunteers to staff our museum for 10am-12:30pm or 12:30pm-3pm shifts. Let us know if you'd like to help or have questions by contacting us through our CONTACT page or sign up online using Volunteer Sign-Up page.

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Which Animal Am I?

This Historical Museum summer contest is open to youngsters age 17 or under. Stop in and correctly match all 10 animal pelts to animal names to be entered in a $50 prize drawing to be held September 7 during Pickerington’s Bicentennial Celebration. Thanks to Fairfield Federal Savings & Loan and Antlers & Everything Taxidermy for their support of this exhibit.


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.


Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, the May 9th afternoon tea party organized by the Historical Society was a huge success!


Mayor Lee Gray donned a coonskin cap and emcee, Phil Reese, wore a top hat to compete in the Tea Party's Best Hat Contest Best Hat Winner, Sandy White

Best Hat Winners, Flynn and Linda Caton Best Hat Runner Up, Emma Sawyer


EVENTS from other Societies & Museums: 

Sherman House Museum
Opening April 7th for the 2015 Season
105 E. Wheeling Avenue
Lancaster, OH 43130



What's New at our Museum

Our new Reference-Reading area is a wonderful place to research local history through photos, stories, books, magazines, and more. Note our new carpeting installed this spring was purchased using a grant from South Central Power's Operation Round-up, funds from the Violet Township Trustees, and donations from Historical Society members.