The former Carnegie Library, which is now the Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society Museum, 15 E. Columbus St. in Pickerington, will open for Second Saturday events starting at 10 a.m. April 13.

The April 13 program will feature Wagnalls Memorial's living history interpreter, Carol Gaal, presenting "A Conversation with Mabel Wagnalls Jones."

Wagnalls Jones was the only child of Funk and Wagnalls Publishing Co. co-founder Adam Wagnalls and his wife Anna. In 1925, she designed and built Wagnalls Memorial in Lithopolis.

Light refreshments and conversation are available at the end of the program.

Subsequent 2019 "Second Saturdays" programs will include Women's Suffrage, Native American Artifacts of Violet Township, Life on the Ohio-Erie Canal and Ohio Presidential First Ladies' History, Jewelry and Fashion.

A complete list of dates and program descriptions can be found on the Historical Society's website at PickHistory.org.

The museum is accessible to disabled people via an enclosed outdoor lift from lower to main levels at the rear of the building off Lockville Road.

Historical society benefactors recently paid for the installation of an automatic, electronic door at the museum's lower level where the April-November programs are held.

In addition to Second Saturdays hours, the museum will be open during special events in Olde Pickerington Village.

The museum will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. May 3 for the Pickerington Village Chocolate Hop; 9 a.m. to noon July 4 for Pickerington's Fourth of July Parade; 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 2 for the Lions Club's Labor Day Parade; 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 for the Haunted Village and Museum; and from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 for the Holiday Gathering in Pickerington Village.

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