Artifacts and photographs donated by the Hanna Family and other downtown Pickerington businesses from the mid-20th century can be seen at the Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society Museum, 15 E. Columbus St., Pickerington.
This special exhibit can be seen every Saturday at the Historical Society Museum from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through June 30. Admission to the museum is free.
In 1923, Harry H. and Sylvia Hanna built and operated a Chrysler-Plymouth dealership/garage at 30 W. Columbus St., in downtown Pickerington.The business closed during the 1960s. The couple lived next door at the “Hanna House.” Both historic buildings still stand today as Resale Furniture and Feather Your Nest. Dresses and accessories worn by Sylvia Hanna during the 1920s and 1940s are on display as well as memorabilia from Pickerington’s 1941 Homecoming and downtown businesses that existed at that time.
For the first time in the 100-year history of Pickerington’s former Carnegie Library, guests can access the building’s main level via a wheelchair lift recently installed at the rear of the building. During this past winter, the city of Pickerington and Violet Township coordinated the project with contractors and the lift supplier. The wheelchair lift was purchased through charitable grants the Historical Society received in 2017 from PNC Bank and the Fairfield County Foundation.
The museum also features local prehistoric stone tool and weapon collections; an original Pickerington town pump; and a new family-friendly “Guess the Gadgets” display with prizes.
Other upcoming exhibits at the museum:
•Madame X – on April 5 from 7:30–9 p.m. (Enter Museum Lower Level from sidewalk/ramp off of Lockville Road.) “Madame X” is presented by Westerville historian Travis Risner. He will enlighten guests about Agnes Meyer Driscoll, a Westerville woman who was the U.S. Navy’s star cryptanalyst during WWI and WWII. Free admission, light refreshments, handicap accessible building, open to the public.
For information about the Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the leave-a-message phone at 614-382-5989. the website is PickHistory.org.