Groveport Town Hall Art Gallery
648 Main Street, Groveport 43125 (614) 836-3333
May 2013 Exhibit: History of Groveport Police Department
View the history of the Groveport Police Department at Town Hall, 648 Main Street. Curated by Officer Ernie Bell, police historian, the exhibit will display badges and uniforms from the 1960’s to today; General Paul Tibbetts’ police badge and ID from the 1960’s; vintage radio and police equipment; riot gear; first Breathalyzer; radar equipment; and fingerprint kits.
Hours: Mon-Sat 9 am – 8 pm; Sun Noon – 5 pm.
Pictured: Brigadier General Paul Tibbetts, pilot of the Enola Gay, the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb in the history of warfare. Gen. Tibbetts served on the Groveport Police Department in the late 1960’s.
The Groveport Town Hall Art Gallery is located on the first floor of Groveport Town Hall, located in the downtown historic district. It shares the first floor exhibition space with the Groveport Heritage Museum and the Groveport Cultural Arts Center.
Area professional and amateur artists regularly display works of art and interesting collections, with exhibitions changing monthly. Recent exhibitions have included paintings and photographs, antique glassware, Victorian children's toys, vintage trains and Erector sets, woodcarver crafts, and three exhibits from The Smithsonian Institution.
The gallery is open free of charge Monday - Saturday from 9 am - 8 pm and Sunday from noon to 6 pm.
Exhibits of interesting collections, as well as works by area artists and crafts persons, are always sought. Sales are permitted. Displays are for a one month period. Many artists/collectors present an educational program in conjunction with the exhibit.