Pickerington Times-Sun

Airplanes topic for historical society program

Sunday November 3, 2013 8:03 PM

Since 1911, Pickerington-area residents have wondered why and who landed an airplane in what is now the Meadowbrook Estates subdivision located off West Columbus Street near Olde Pickerington Village.

Details about the plane will be revealed by Reynoldsburg historian-author, Richard Barrett, during the Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society's monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7.

The meeting will be held in the lower level of the Historical Society Museum, 15 E. Columbus St. in Olde Pickerington Village.

Barrett's visual presentation of "Early Airplanes in Central Ohio" will include photos, postcards and other historical memorabilia he has collected during the past 40 years.

In addition to 1911's mysterious first airplane landing in Pickerington, Barrett's program will include information about the first air freight flight into Columbus in 1910 and images of early Central Ohio air shows.

The program is free and open to the public.

The Historical Museum's lower level is handicap accessible.

Complimentary light refreshments will be provided.

Questions about the Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society or this meeting may be directed by email to pickhistsociety@hotmail.com or by phone to 614-382-5989.