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Attend the “Shop For Your Sweetheart” event in the Lock Landing at the Roscoe Village Visitor Center on February 11th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A FREE door prize will be given away every hour. Vendors will be selling homemade chocolates, handcrafted jewelry, delicious baked goods, handmade teddy bears, and more unique gifts! This is the perfect opportunity to purchase a special Valentine’s gift for a loved one.
Our thanks and appreciation is given to the following businesses for generously donating door prizes to the “Shop For Your Sweetheart” event: Coshocton Visitors Bureau & Annin Flagmakers Showroom, The Cottage Gate, It Started With a Tree, Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, Kiefer’s Florist, and Raven’s Glenn Winery and Restaurant.
Our Town Coshocton is pleased to announce the first annual ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas event to be held downtown Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Children’s activities kick off at 9:30 a.m. in the ArtPARK with an ornament hunt for kids up to age 10 (please bring a Christmas gift bag to hold their found ornaments). Free donuts and cocoa will also be available to all children in attendance. At 10:30 a.m., Santa Claus will take the stage for a special reading of Clement Moore’s poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. After the reading, Santa will mingle with children and hand out a small gift to each child. Children are also welcome to do a snowman craft provided by the Coshocton Public Library before heading on a self-guided tour of the library’s “Snowmen at Christmas” Story Walk down Main Street.
The event also features the Sugar-Plum Shop Hop where shoppers can earn entry tickets for a chance to win prizes by making purchases at participating shops on Main Street. Raffle prizes include a marble-top sofa and end tables, a hand-held Riccar vacuum, an antique glass dish, an outdoor decor flag pole with 12 flags, a Sofia Bella handbag, an Android tablet, a custom Christmas ornament, a throw blanket, a basket of salon products, store gift cards donated by several businesses, and a Grand Prize of Dean’s Jewelry diamond earrings valued at $599 and donated by Our Town Coshocton. Prizes will be on display throughout the day at the Coshocton Village Inn and Suites where the drawing will be held at 3:00 p.m. Additional entry tickets will be available for purchase. Winners do not need to be present at the time of drawing and will be notified promptly. For more information and details on the Sugar-Plum Shop Hop, visit Our Town Coshocton on Facebook!
The following businesses will be participating in the Shop Hop:
- A Touch of Class Hair Salon
- Carroll’s Men’s Shop
- Carton’s Shoes
- Coshocton Antique Mall
- Coshocton Furniture
- Dean’s Jewelry
- Electronics Medic & Gift Shop
- The Gift Depot
- Mercantile on Main
- Sheree’s Salon & Spa
- Showpiece Creations
- Wilson Carpet & Furniture
The Our Town Coshocton all-volunteer Board of Directors is exploring ways it can effect a livelier Main Street in Coshocton. With guidance from Ohio’s official historic preservation and Main Street organization, Heritage Ohio, Our Town Coshocton endeavors to work with government and other local organizations to foster economic development, preservation and restoration of historic buildings, and help revitalize downtown.
The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum will be showing the film, Joyeux Noël, on December 12 at 7:00 P.M. Joyeux Noël is a 2005 film about the World War I Christmas truce of December 1914. The film is a fictionalized account of an actual event as seen through the eyes of French, British and German soldiers. Joyeux Noël (Engish: Merry Christmas) is a French film with English subtitles.
The program will be held in the Montgomery Gallery where the exhibit, Remembering the Great War: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of WWI, is displayed. The program is free but reservations are required. Attendees are welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks. Popcorn will be provided.
The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is pleased to host WWI Collectors Show and Share on December 11th at 4:00 P.M. Ten people loaned their memorabilia to the museum for its WWI exhibit. Some had only a few family heirlooms and others, hundreds of objects—helmets, gas masks, medals, etc. During this program many of these contributors will show their favorite pieces and share the stories behind them. The collectors will also present their personal histories as to how they became interested in WWI memorabilia. WWI Collectors Show and Share will be fascinating not only because of the historical details behind each item but also because of the human story.
The program will be held in the Montgomery Gallery where the exhibit, Remembering the Great War: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of WWI, is displayed. The Museum opens at 1:00 on Sunday so visitors are encouraged to come early to view the other galleries. The program is free with regular admission: Adults, $4, Students, $3, Families with children ($11), and free for Friends of the Museum.
Coshocton Footlight Players presents Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, by Tom Mula. Perfect for the whole family, the play opens as does Charles Dickens’ classic, with Old Marley dead “as a door-nail”. However, in this tale, the focus never leaves Marley’s chained and burdened soul, and the audience stays with Marley and his guide in the unearthly planes of the afterlife. Given just 24 hours to redeem himself, Jacob Marley scrambles to reform his former partner in greed – that “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner” Ebenezer Scrooge.
Jacob Marley appears on December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, and 17. For tickets, call 740- 622-2959 between 7:00 and 9:00. On performance days, call between 2:00 and 4:00: Or visit online anytime at www.footlightplayers.com. All shows begin at 8:00 P.M. at Triple Locks Theater, 685 N. Whitewoman Street, Coshocton.
Dr. Scott Butler will deliver a lecture entitled The Broadhead Massacre of April 1781 at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum on Nov. 17 at 6:00 P.M. This famous raid was led by Col. Daniel Broadhead, commander of the Western Department and of the Eighth Pennsylvania Regiment. Twenty Indians from two villages were slain —Goschachgunk (Coshocton), and Indaochaic, formerly Lichtenau, the Moravian Mission. How do we evaluate this bloody event that occurred right here in our backyard? What actually happened at Coshocton in late April, 1781?
Discover a more traditional holiday without all the hustle and bustle this December in Coshocton and Historic Roscoe Village. Find out what Christmas was like in the 1800s, enjoy a drive-it-yourself live nativity, experience an old-fashioned candlelighting ceremony, rejoice in a choir concert featuring over 200 musicians, and find special gifts in the charming shops of Historic Roscoe Village.
Now in its 47th year, the Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival attracts crowds of all ages to experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of the beautiful autumn season. The festival offers three days of family fun and a variety of entertainment. Over 100 craft and food vendors line the street, displaying a number of handcrafted items and an assortment of mouth-watering foods.
43rd Dulcimer Days Festival COTC Campus Historic Roscoe Village on June 16-18, 2017
Friday: 12:00 – 10:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Free Admission/parking, Workshops are $15.
The 2017 Coshocton Dulcimer Days festival marks the 43rd year that the festival is held in Coshocton. The purpose of the festival is to preserve and promote traditional music, played on traditional instruments. Dulcimers – both mountain and hammered – are the featured instruments, but there are also banjos, guitars, whistles, bowed psalteries, autoharp, and ukuleles. This year there will also be Bodhran!
• Heritage Vineyard Winery
• Raven's Glenn Winery
• Rainbow Hills Winery
• Baltic Mill
• Indian Bear Lodge
The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is commemorating World War I with the special exhibit, Remembering the Great War: the 100th Anniversary of WWI. The exhibit features uniforms, medals, swords, ordnances, an assortment of regulation supplies, trench art and propaganda posters. Over 40 firearms—rifles, pistols, revolvers, lugers, and bayonets are included. A number of the displays focus on soldiers from Ohio.
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You don't want to miss the Wings Over Coshocton Air Show on Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18 2016! The air show will feature the Misty Blues All Woman Skydiving Team, Dave Dacy and Tony Kazian Super Stearman Wingwalking Team, the Aerostars Aerobatic Team, helicopter rides, a kid's fun zone, military vehicles on display, & so much more to enjoy!
Who doesn't LOVE bacon?! Coshocton is proud to host its 2nd Appalachian Bacon Nation Festival on Saturday, September 10, 2016 in the downtown area. There will be a 5K "Bacon and Legs" run, live music, a piglet race, bacon eating and cooking contests, a free family pancake and bacon breakfast, a kid's play area, and MORE! If you are a high school senior, enter the king and queen contest for a chance to win a scholarship for college! It's not just about bacon but also giving back to the community. Read More
Even though summer is nearing the end, there still is plenty to do in Coshocton! Join us on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM for historical tours, food, and much more at the Coshocton County Courthouse as we celebrate the 2nd Annual Courthouse Restoration Project Community Open House.
There will be guided tours from the historical basement all the way up to the clock tower that overlooks the beautiful town. You will be able to get a look at the renovated Jury Assembly Room that features the Seal of the State of Ohio. New this year are four museum cases filled with historical artifacts such as but not limited to vintage photos of the courthouse, an antique jury wheel, and a silver tea spoon with the courthouse etched in the ladle. Thanks to Irene Miller, former Clerk of Courts, we have these wonderful historical artifacts to celebrate not only the courthouse but the history of Coshocton.
But that's not all you'll find in our compelling courthouse. In fact, it used to be a fallout shelter in case of bombings during the World Wars. The basement of the courthouse was built with cut stone to protect people during those dangerous times. There was a Government Issued Survival Kit which included a seventeen gallon barrel full of drinking water. Want to learn more? Come see us this Saturday!
In addition, the local band "Fast Track" will be playing in the gazebo on the courthouse lawn. Grab some free popcorn and free Whit's ice cream that will be handed out! The Coshocton Boosters will also be providing box meals that include a sandwich, chips, a cookie, and a soft drink for $5. Come and enjoy an evening full of music, history, tours, food, and overall a great time at our beautifully restored court house!
August 12 - Sunday, August 14, 2016 ~ Coshocton Canal Quilters Quilt Show
Coshocton Presbyterian Church
142 N. Fourth Street, Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Admission is $5.00/adult
If you love quilts of all kinds and sizes, come join us for our 29th Annual Quilt Show. The theme this year is "Sunshine, Lollipops, & rainbows." Over 200 quilt items will be on display including quilts of all sizes, needlework, and wearable quilted articles. Includes Opportunity Quilt Raffle, Quilt Vendors, and Guild Boutique with handmade items for sale. Enjoy our special displays: The "Hall of Honor" showcases quilts made for local veterans and "Over 75" reveals the talents of our finely-aged members! Pillowcase showcase shows our part in the "1 Million Pillowcase Challenge" made for local distribution.
For more information visit facebook.com/CCQQuiltShow
Life on the Tow Path
Nostalgia is at its best when a bygone era is brought back to life through the personality and passion of a mom and pop operation. It’s the extra touch like seeing a wheelchair and getting out the ramp so nobody even has to ask. Whether it’s a couple, family on a daytrip or a large group tour, there’s one goal – send everyone home happy and with plenty to talk about.
Spring has finally arrived, and with the warmer weather, lots of exciting opportunities in Coshocton County for adventure! Flowers are blooming everywhere. Visit Clary Gardens for a “Wildflower Walk” or attend their Spring Symposium on planting beautiful containers and gardens www.ClaryGardens.org.
For more outdoor adventure, try the Coshocton Crow Geotrail http://www.visitcoshocton.com/things-to-do/sports-outdoors/geocaching.
Discover how peaceful and enjoyable the holidays can be without all the hustle and bustle this December in Coshocton and Historic Roscoe Village. Find out what Christmas was like in the 1800s, enjoy a drive-it-yourself live nativity, experience an old-fashioned candlelighting ceremony, rejoice in a choir concert featuring over 200 musicians, and appreciate holiday shopping the way it was meant to be.
Holiday shopping in Coshocton and Roscoe Village is a joyful experience with unique shops, unusual gifts, no hectic traffic, and free parking. Find gifts for everyone on the list such as Ohio-made items at Ohio State of Mind; old-fashioned candy at Roscoe Village Sweets & Treats; hand-made wares at the Roscoe Village Visitors Center; unique crafts and gifts at The Gift Depot, Cottage Gate, and Caldersburgh Trading Company; locally-made US Flags at the Annin Flagmakers Showroom; outdoor and hunting supplies at Woodbury Outfitters; unique jewelry at the House of GA. Fisher Jewelers and at Dean's Jewelry; and award-winning cheeses at Pearl Valley Cheese.
Also find fine guitars and dulcimers at Wildwood Music; affordable antiques at The Coshocton Antique Mall and at C & M Collectibles; locally-crafted goods at Commonwealth Americana; fascinating gifts at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum Gift Shop; locally-made wines; Vera Bradley items and wine making supplies at Canal Cargo; homemade fudge at the Roscoe General Store; gourmet foods and unusual gifts at Medbery Marketplace and Unusual Junction; hand-made leather items at River Ridge Leather; and many more unique options to choose from throughout the community.
There are a number of wineries in the Coshocton area as well. In fact, within 43 miles of Coshocton, there are 16 wineries - a few of which have either a guest house, lodge or bed & breakfast on site including at Rainbow Hills Winery and Heritage Vineyard Winery, perfect for that winter getaway.
There are also many festivals and events coming up this season including the Coshocton Community Choir 'Gifts of Love' Christmas Festival Concert on December 6; the Christmas Candlelightings in Historic Roscoe Village on December 5, 12 & 19; the drive-through Live Nativity experience on December 11, 12 & 13 at the Coshocton Christian Tabernacle; and more.
A live theater production of Uh-oh Here Comes Christmas also takes place at the Triple Locks Theater the first three weekends of December. And the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, home of the famous Newark Holy Stones, has an impressive exhibit of Chinese artwork on display through January 3.
Looking ahead into 2016, enjoy the Sweetheart Big Band Dance and the Chocolate Extravaganza on February 13 ~ a perfect romantic getaway weekend. Also that weekend is the Cardinal Chorale Winter Pops Concert on February 14. On February 20, enjoy the Ice Carving and Chili Cook Off event.
Several overnight getaway packages are available at Coshocton Village Inn & Suites this season including the Old-fashioned Christmas in Historic Roscoe Village package and the Raven's Glenn Wine Tasting Package.
Leave the hectic pace of the modern world behind and get away to Historic Roscoe Village and Coshocton, Ohio ~ small-town friendliness, a slower pace, relaxation, and, most importantly, true holiday spirit.
The traditional Christmas Candlelightings will take place in Historic Roscoe Village the first three Saturdays in December. Visitors will enjoy activities throughout the day each of those Saturdays leading up to the Candlelighting Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. Some of the activities include A Roscoe Christmas tour, horse-drawn carriage rides, roasted chestnuts, strolling carolers, hands-on crafts, visits with Santa, holiday shopping, and delicious dining in Historic Roscoe Village.
The Candlelighting ceremonies are free and take place in the center of the Village beginning at 6:00 p.m. and last approximately an hour. Visitors are each given a candle and then join around the stage to sing carols, listen to a delightful Christmas story, and experience passing the candlelight from person to person as the crowd sings Silent Night.
On December 5, the story reader will be Maddy Meiser, music will be by choirs from Keene and Conesville Elementaries, and the honorary candlelighter will be Santa Claus. The December 12 Candlelighting will feature young author Piper Hawkins reading her own holiday story, River View High School Choir providing music, and Santa as the honorary candlelighter. The Candlelighting on December 19 will include Charles R. Snyder as the story reader, The Coshocton Youth Chorale singing carols, and Coshocton Ambassador 'Pooch' Blackson as the honorary candlelighter.
Along with all the Candlelighting festivities on each of the first three Saturdays in December, the December 19 event will also include kettle corn in the village. Cookies with Santa and a free Make -it & Take-it craft for children will also be provided from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Central Ohio Technical College Coshocton Campus located in the village.
A special guided Roscoe Village Christmas tour will also take place on each of the three Candlelighting Saturdays where visitors can learn what Christmas was like in the 1800s. These special tours are $9.95 for adults and $4.95 for students and will be held at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and a candlelit tour at 7:00 p.m. Call the Roscoe Village Visitor Center for information and reservations at 740-622-7644 ext. 12.
Coshocton Village Inn & Suites is offering a special family Candlelighting overnight package for each of the Candlelighting Saturdays. The package includes overnight accommodations, tour tickets, a shopping discount pass, a dinner voucher for the Warehouse Steak n Stein, tickets to the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, and more. Contact Coshocton Village Inn & Suites at (740) 622-9455 or 888-395-9316 for information and reservations.
The Roscoe Village Visitor Center is located at 600 N. Whitewoman Street in Coshocton. For more information about the Christmas Candlelightings and other events in Coshocton, go to www.VisitCoshocton.com or call (740) 622-4877 or 800-338-4724.
The Coshocton Footlight Players will present “Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas” at the Triple Locks Theater, 685 North Whitewoman Street, Coshocton, Ohio, on December 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19 at 8:00 p.m.
Based upon the books by Robert Fulghum ("Everything I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten"), this holiday comedy features 15 holiday stories that have been crafted into an engaging evening of storytelling and song.
”Gifts of Love is the theme of the Coshocton Community Choir's Festival Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 6, at 3:00 p.m. The concert is under the direction of Charles R. Snyder and features the 100-voice adult choir (now in its 45th season); singers in grades four through eight in the Coshocton Singers (now in its 29th season); high school singers in the Coshocton Youth Chorale (in its 14th season); the Roscoe Brass Quintet; pianist Dickie Barrick; and other area musicians. Interspersed with the music is narration written by Reverend Richard Hoover.
Enjoy some Ohio craft beers on tap while Happy Gilmore plays at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum on Friday, November 20th, from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Three Ohio craft beers will be on tap—Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale, Homestead Christmas Ale, and Millersburg French Ridge IPA. For those with a lager thirst, Yuengling will also be served. Happy Gilmore will be projected on the wall—interested viewers can sit towards the front of the room. Although View and Brew will take place in the special exhibit gallery, expect a casual and laid back atmosphere. For maximum comfort folks are encouraged to bring their camp chairs. Tables and chairs will also be set up towards the back of the room. Admission
Fall is such a beautiful and busy time in Coshocton with plenty to do including the a brand new giant corn maze, Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival, Fall Foliage and Farm Tour, Winery event, Crow Homecoming, Bluegrass Music, and seasonal getaway packages.>
An exciting addition to Coshocton's Autumn offerings is a brand new huge 4-acre corn maze experience - McPeek's Mighty Maze, open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays now through November 7. The maze is dinosaur-themed and offers family fun games, hayride, pumpkins, campfires, flashlight nights, food, and more.
There's plenty of other outdoor fall fun for families with numerous hiking and biking trails at Lake Park, walking paths at Clary Gardens, and the Coshocton Crow Geotrail. Coshocton is also blessed to have thousands of acres of public hunting and fishing land making it a popular hiking, fishing, and hunting destination year-round.
For the past several years in the fall, thousands of Canadian Crows have decided to make Coshocton their winter roost from November through early March and they are quite the phenomenon. So in order to make the best of the situation, the crows are celebrated each November with 'crow-themed' festivities such as the Crow-shocton Crush winery event, the Coshocton Crow GeoTrail, and the Crow Homecoming.
Coshocton is in such a unique location surrounded by 17 wineries within a 45 mile radius. The Crow-shocton Crush winery event is a fun way to visit five of these wineries on November 7 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. A pre-purchased ticket offers guests a special gift and tastings at each of these wineries: Raven's Glenn Winery, Heritage Vineyard Winery, Rainbow Hills Winery, Indian Bear Winery, and Baltic Mill Winery. Contact Raven's Glenn Winery (740) 545-1000 for tickets.
The City of Coshocton has been recognized as one of Ohio’s BEST Hometowns for 2015-2016 by Ohio Magazine.
(Link to Ohio Magazine Article)
Each year, Ohio Magazine recognizes five great places to live, work and visit.
September 30, 2015 – Rainbow Hills Winery has been named a Standout in Ohio tourism in the October edition of OhioTraveler.com.
“So many things standout at this winery. It is everything a winery should be,” said Frank Satullo, the OhioTraveler.
It takes you on a journey into a woodland paradise and down a winding non-paved road into a rolling meadow on one side and grape vines on the other. The winery dog gives a friendly hello. The setting is tranquil, with panoramic views a plenty. Inside, it is rustic with private nooks, warm wood and lovely rough-stone walls and fireplace. Subtle touches make you feel like you aren’t going anywhere for a while. Back outside is a soothing fountain in a pool-like pond with plenty of sheltered seating cascading down the hillside. From star gazing to sun splashed days, it is a true getaway surrounded by wildlife and complete with meals and inn. Oh, and the wines have won international awards. Their name says it all.
The OhioTraveler has the expertise to know standouts in tourism. He’s traveled nearly everywhere in the state, professionally, for more than a decade. He’s authored an Ohio travel book that was stocked 10-20 at a time on the shelves in major bookstores. He’s produced more than 200 travel videos, winning several statewide awards. He runs one of the most visited Ohio tourism web sites. He hosted a video travel series. And he’s regularly a guest on radio and television shows across the state and nation.
Now, with his traveling expertise spanning Ohio, North America and Europe, the OhioTraveler is delivering Ohio’s standouts in tourism the recognition they deserve at OhioTraveler.com.
Enjoy the annual Fall Harvest Dance on Saturday, October 3rd. Dance and swing to the sounds of the Lake Park Big Band from 8-11 PM, with the doors opening at 7:30 PM. Cost is $ 15.00 per person and will be available at the door. Tables may be reserved for groups by calling 740-622-7528. Refreshments available for a donation or you may bring your own. We hope to see you there!
Lake Park Pavilion is located at 23253 State Route 83N, Coshocton, OH 43812
Call (740) 622-7528 for more information.
Historic Roscoe Village, N. Whitewoman Street, Coshocton, Ohio
October 16 & 17 from 10am - 6pm
October 18 from 10am - 5pm
Festival Admission $5 for ages 12 & up (Also includes admission to the Living History Tour Buildings)
(740) 622-7644 or toll-free (800) 877-1830.
The Warehouse Steak n Stein building in Historic Roscoe Village is featured in a brand new book to be officially release at the end of September entitled Ohio's Historic Haunts - Investigating the Paranormal in the Buckeye State. A special book signing event is scheduled for Thursday, October 22 at 6:00 p.m., with the author of the book, James a Willis.
Willis, who spent time investigating a couple of years ago at the Warehouse, will share a few words about the book and his research as part of the event. John Larson, owner of the Warehouse Steak n Stein was pleased to see that there is an entire chapter in Willis' book devoted to The Warehouse building and other sites in Historic Roscoe Village. "We are especially thrilled that the cover of the book features the Warehouse building." shared Larson. "We hope to have a great crowd here on October 22 to meet James Willis and get a signed copy of this book."
There is a $5 charge to attend this limited seating book signing reception on October 22. Refreshments will also be served. Contact the Warehouse Steak n Stein for reservations at (740) 622-4001.
The Coshocton Footlight Players are pleased to present, Love Letters, written by A.R. Gurney and directed by Susan Metz. In Love Letters, Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and position, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards and continues through the following fifty years. The letters exchanged and shared with the audience chronical their lives…the joys, the sorrows, the complexities, in the ever-changing kaleidoscope of life.
Audiences will be treated to the rare privilege of experiencing the talents of the legendary Bettsy and Jim Gauerke on stage together in these beloved roles as we celebrate and pay tribute to Bettsy and Jim’s sixty years of involvement with Footlight Players. Performance dates are October 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 at 8:00 pm at Triple Locks Theater, located at 685 N. Whitewoman Street, Coshocton, OH.
Tickets will go on sale for Love Letters on September 28 (Members) and September 29 (General Public). The Box Office will be open for phone reservations at 740-622-2959 on Monday-Thursday from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm and 2:00 pm-4:00 pm on performance dates. Tickets may be purchased on-line at www.footlightplayers.com
Both residents and visitors to Roscoe Village and Coshocton often ask about that curious name for the main street of Roscoe Village – Whitewoman Street. Below are the documented historical facts about who she was and what she represents. Important facts about “The White Woman” are given in bullets below; a description of how other places in Coshocton County received similar names is on the reverse.
•“The White Woman” of the Coshocton frontier is MARY HARRIS. A woman of European descent happily living in the wilderness with the Indians seems to have captivated the interest of mid-18th century European mapmakers of the early Ohio country.
•Mary Harris was world famous in 1746: she lived in a village on a river in central Ohio in the present Coshocton County. The river was named after her on a 1746 French map published in France. The name of the river was Riviere des Femmes Blanc – River of the White Women.
•Mary Harris is the first known settler in Ohio of European descent. In 1750, English speaking people called her village White Woman’s Town and the river White Woman’s Creek. That name of the river and town appear on English language maps beginning in 1755.
•Who was she and why was she living in the wilderness of 18th century Ohio?
•When she was about nine years old, Mary was taken captive in a large raid on Deerfield Massachusetts in 1704 by the Caughnawaga Indians and French soldiers. Over 100 people were taken to Canada, including the minister, Rev. John Williams.
•In 1751, Mary Harris was visited by Christopher Gist while living at her village about seven miles up the Walhonding River. Christopher Gist is notable also for being the guide of George Washington during his first diplomatic mission to the French commander in Pennsylvania in 1753. Mary Harris gave her name and a brief background to Gist.
•By 1751, Mary Harris had an Indian husband to whom she was likely married under the Catholic faith, and several children, one of whom became a Captain in the French army.
•Having returned to Canada during the French and Indian war, in 1756, she provided lodging for English prisoners in Canada and was remembered as being very kind – she acted like the Grandmother to the young soldiers.
•Her singular comment to Christopher Gist on the behavior of White people in the wilderness: “she still remembers they used to be very religious in New England, and wonders how the White Men can be so wicked as she has seen them in these Woods.”
•In sum, she was a moral and ethical woman who survived much hardship, raised fine children, and led a happy life, maintaining her kindness toward humanity. She may have inspired philosophical thought in France about Les Noble Sauvages as “The White Woman” of the Coshocton frontier.
All the statements on the reverse side of this handout are well-documented historical FACTS. Anything else you hear regarding a “White Woman” are likely 19th century tabloid fiction, false tales and fantasy. But the truth provided on the opposite side about her and her inspirational life is better than the fiction.
Lurid, sensation tales, falsely called “legends” to lend authenticity, seem to have appeared at some time after the Civil War, but before 1876 when they first appeared in books. The salacious stories were about Mary Harris, another invented White Woman named Newcomer, and a large rock in the river.
White Woman’s Creek or River – the 18th and early 19th English language name for the Walhonding River. The Delaware Indian name for the river was always the Walhonding (which does not mean White Woman). The original 1746 European name for the river was Riviere des Femmes Blanch – River of the White Women – after its famous resident, Mary Harris. The English-language name – White Woman’s Creek or River - appears on numerous English-language maps of 1750s and later.
White Woman’s Rock – the site of lurid, completely undocumented tales about Mary Harris or another white woman, often depicted as a virgin. After the early tales were proven false by the re-publication of Gist’s account, the story-tellers changed the old lies to new lies. In some of these tales, the river was named Walhonding after this dead White Woman, as Walhonding purported meant White Woman (“undoubtedly” they said), but it does NOT mean White Woman in any Indian language of the area.
Whitewoman Street - The Main Street of Roscoe Village was named Whitewoman Street simply because it was the road leading to White Woman’s River, which was the American name of the Walhonding River in the early 19th century. The Indian name was always the Walhonding.
White Woman’s Town – the famous home village of Mary Harris from probably 1740 until perhaps 1754. This village name appears on numerous English-language maps of 1750s and later.
Newcomer’s Town was named after the English name for a great Delaware Indian chief whose Delaware name was Netawatwees, meaning “Skilled Advisor”. There was never a woman named “Newcomer”. When the murder tale purported occurred, there was no Indian town at the site.
Eagle Feather, the purported husband of Mary Harris, never existed. “Eagle Feather“ was a fictional character likely created after the Civil War in some dime novel or tabloid-style circular. No English-language account from the 18th century of any trader or guide ever mentions that English-language name. The earliest description of Eagle Feather and his life with Mary Harris occurred in 1876 – 125 years after Gist’s account – and is completely contradicted by known documented history.
By the 1909 -1911 era the tales are so far-fetched as to be lurid fantasies, as one might expect from tabloid-like nonsense, but some persons still repeated them as “legends”. The “legends” contradict each other; even the early 20th century writers admitted those contradictions cause serious questions about their veracity. The historical documentation of the life of Mary Harris removes all doubt: the legends are just lies: 19th century tabloid fiction writing in the era of Mark Twain and rampant story-telling. They need to be simply erased from collective memory of the population of Coshocton County.
Ninety years ago a scholarly article exposed all the lies: see “Mitchener’s ‘Legend of the White Woman, and Newcomerstown” by George F. Smythe, Ohio Archaeological and Historical Society Quarterly, vol. XXXIII, pgs. 283-300, Columbus, Ohio 1924. [Source location: Coshocton Public Library, Coshocton, Ohio]. A more modern account of the truth and falsehoods is available in booklet form at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum in Roscoe Village.
Researched and written by Scott Butler
The Coshocton area in the 18th century was the location of settlements of several Native American peoples, including the Delaware, Shawnee, Wyandot, Caughnawaga and Mohican Indians.
The earliest reference occurred in 1755 in a French rendition of a Wyandot word spelled “Conchake” in French, but pronounced in the French language similar to “Cong-sha-keh”. The Wyandot word refers to a location or path of “Refuge” – Road to Refuge, River of Refuge, and Place of Refuge. All were used by the Wyandot in 1748 for refuge; a large band of Wyandot moved from the Sandusky area to the Coshocton area to escape the turmoil of a war. Later in the 1760s, the Wyandot invited the Delaware Indians to move to the area as a refuge from the pressure of white settlement growth in Pennsylvania. In April 1775, the Delaware founded a new capital for their Great Council named Goschachgünk in their language, which is phonetically quite similar. IF the word has a meaning is the Delaware language, a modern connotation as “Bacon Town” seems to fit best. Americans pronounced the name similar to “Co-shah-king”.
Kokosing is the name one of the tributary rivers which combine in western Coshocton County to form the Walhonding River. The word derives from the Delaware language word, Gokhos, which means for “owl”. Kokosing means “Where there are Owls” or “Place of Owls”. The area of the river is documented to have been “alive with owls” in the 18th century. A Native American village named Gokhosing was also located on the river in the 1770s.
Mohican is the name of a Native American nation originally living north of the Hudson valley in the Lake George area. The people were culturally and linguistically closely related to the Delaware Indian peoples and some Mohicans migrated to the Coshocton area under the pressure of growing white settlements. The name is currently the name of one of the tributaries of the Walhonding River. A town named Mohican’s John’s Town was prominent in the 1750-1770 era, which was located near the headwaters of the river. Mohicans were also the first settlers of Gnadenhütten (German word meaning “Huts of Grace”) in 1773 and later moved to Lichtenau (German word meaning “Pasture of Light”) in Coshocton. This settlement occurred 16 years after the time frame of the famous novel and movie, Last of the Mohicans. The name derives from Muhheakunnuk, a locality name referring to the tidal water of the Hudson River, which is subject to ebb and flow of tides as far north as Albany.
Muskingum was both a river and village name in the 18th century. The earliest reference dates to 1750 to the name for a village at the forks of the rivers. The name of the river appears on maps dating to 1755. In the Delaware language, the name means Where there are Elk’s Eyes. The Muskingum River was called Elk’s Eye Creek by Christopher Gist in 1750, who later was the guide for George Washington in his famous 1753 diplomatic trip to the French commander in western Pennsylvania. The meaning refers to the large eyes of animals such as elk and deer which congregated on the banks of the river. The forks of the Muskingum River was also called Muskingum in many 18th century accounts.
Newcomerstown is derived from the American name – Newcomer - for a great chief of the Delaware nation whose Delaware name was Netawatwees, meaning “Skilled Advisor”. The American name occurred first in 1754 when he was a signatory to an important message to the Governor of Pennsylvania. At that time he lived in western Pennsylvania. Later circa 1760 he moved to the current location of Newcomerstown, establishing a large town which was the location of the Great Council of the Delaware nation until 1775. Americans commonly referred to Indian towns by the name of the chief residing therein, hence Newcomer’s Town. The Delaware name for the town was Gekelemukpechünk, meaning “Still Water”, which was also the name for the slow moving creek which enters the Tuscarawas River there. One can see that creek today in and near central Newcomerstown.
Tuscarawas is the name of one of the tributary rivers of the Muskingum River. The name was also the name of a Delaware Indian village on its banks. The name is not a Delaware Indian word, however, but is a Wyandot word adopted by the Delaware, who pronounced its “R” letter as “L”. The Wyandot had invited the Delaware to settle in the area. The name means “open mouth of a steam”. The name first used as the village name circa 1760 and later adopted as the river name by the Americans. In 1755 the name of the river was Naguerre-Konnan which is an Iroquois or Wyandot word meaning “place of the beaver”.
Walhonding derives directly from the Delaware Indian name – Walhanding - for the current Walhonding River and several villages on the river. The modern village of Walhonding is near one of those villages. The name derives from either the Delaware word, Walhandi, meaning ditch or trench, or is a verbal form of the word, Woalheen, meaning “to dig a hole” For example, Walheu means “he is digging a hole”. In 1758 and 1764, the Delaware peoples are documented as going up the Walhonding River seasonally to dig for roots. Alternatively, in the 19th century when the Delaware name was adopted by the Americans, the site was the location of the Walhonding Canal – a large, long ditch – which fit the Indian name quite well. A third possibility is the name referred to the high cliffs on the river, a Place of Gorges.
Wakatomica was the name for a major Shawnee village near the current village of Wakatomica which existed in the 1760s and early 1770. The name means White Corn Town in the Shawnee language.
Sources and references for all the above name and river meanings are available on request. Some of the information is contained in three booklets available at the Johnson Humrickhouse Museum in Roscoe Village. Detailed citations and extensive references will be published in the Coshocton Frontier Handbook, expected to be available later in 2015. All the above information is documented in written records of the 18th and early 19th century.
Researched and written by Scott Butler
Each year, thousands of Canadian Crows make Coshocton their winter roost from November through early March. Help celebrate the return of the crows at the Crow-shocton Crush Winery Event on November 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. featuring five Coshocton area wineries.
The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum will present a new special exhibit of contemporary Chinese paintings from Sept. 19 through Jan. 3, 2016.
A special exhibit of contemporary Chinese art is now on display at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum in Coshocton, Ohio, through January 3, 2016. Along the Silk Road II features 40 works made by living Chinese artists.
The county fair is always an exciting time in Coshocton County and this year is no exception. With free nightly entertainment in the Grandstand (Including Aaron Tippin on Sunday Night!) you can’t beat the value. You can also visit the numerous exhibits produced throughout the year by our talented youth programs and adult organizations. And, don’t forget the fabulous fair food.
Beagles will be returning to Coshocton this month for the Don McVay Sr. Memorial Beagle Hunt sponsored by the Coshocton County Beagle Club and the McVay Family which will take place at Schumaker Farms in West Lafayette on September 10-13. Spectator admission and parking are free. Dave McVay is the event chairman.
"Don McVay Sr. was an avid beagler and was respected by so many beaglers," stated Dave McVay. "We will see hunters here from all over the country at this event since it has become one of the most prestigious events to win. In recent years we have had between 150 to over 200 dogs in the hunt. This year we expect over 1,000 people in attendance."
McVay says the hunt draws participants from across Ohio as well as from several states including - Louisiana, Virginia, New Mexico, Missouri, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, Michigan, Kentucky, Arkansas, Illinois, Mississippi, and Iowa. Most of them stay in the Coshocton or Newcomerstown area
"The beaglers really like coming to Coshocton County," shared McVay. "With the UKC Nationals here each April, the beaglers have become very familiar with Coshocton and the running grounds that the Coshocton County Beagle Club have are some of the best in the country."
A giant corn maze is opening in Coshocton County on September 18 at Colonial Campground and will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through November 7. Ryan and Camille McPeek, owners at Colonial Campground recently teamed up with Maize Quest Fun Park to bring this corn maze experience to the area.
The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is offering a beginners quilt workshop on August 22, from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. Participants will make a picture quilt using simple shapes in a fabric collage technique to tell a story. Choose a landscape of your favorite place, your pet, your home, anything that you want to create in fabric. You might want to refer to a photograph for inspiration. The class is suitable for ages 15 through adult. The cost is $45.
Instructor Kate Gorman is a visual storyteller. Her background is in illustration and literature. When not in her studio, she works at Goodwill Art Studio and Gallery, creating art with adults with disabilities. She is also an Ohio Arts Council residency artist. Participants will bring one piece of fabric (no larger than a fat quarter [18” x 22”]) that will be their base. It will be the piece upon which the collage is built so this fabric serves as the background. Students should also bring a variety of lights and darks in the colors they want to use. Solids and smallish patterns are best. If other wacky materials are preferred, bring them along. A hot iron is used to fuse the fabrics so plastics and polys should be left home. A stash of scraps for general use, irons, fusing material, and a few ironing boards will be provided. Paid registration can be made in person, by mail, or by phone. Registration deadline is Aug. 15.
Ever wanted to learn the nitty-gritty of drawing super heroes? The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is offering two art classes on August 4th to learn to draw both comic and anime-styled super heroes. The 2:00 class is for children in grades 1 to 6; the 7:00 P.M. class is for youth in grades 7 to 12. (Adults may also take the 7:00 class.) Participants will learn both comic and anime methods of drawing and then pick the one they wish to use. During these 90-minute classes artists learn to draw a full body drawing rather than just the face.
Instructor Justin Harstine is the Middle School art teacher for West Muskingum. He has been teaching art for nearly three years and has an online digitally created comic that he works on for fun. He has been seriously drawing for twelve years and has sold some of his original works at the Muskingum University art sale where he was a student.
Cost of the class is $6 for children and $8 for youth/adults. Paid reservations must be made by July 31st. For more information contact the museum at 740-622-8710 or stop in any day from noon to 5:00 P.M. The museum is located at 300 N. Whitewoman Street in Roscoe Village, Coshocton, OH 43812.
Under The Stars – Quilt Show
Coshocton Canal Quilters
August 7-9, 2015 – Friday and Saturday 10am to 6 pm
Sunday Noon to 4pm
Location: The Presbyterian Church on the Court Square
At the corner of 4th and Chestnut Streets
Admission $5 with free parking
The Coshocton Canal Quilters are hard at work preparing for their 28th annual quilt show. This year’s theme is “Under the Stars”. Quilts made with stars will be featured. Almost every room and hallway of the Presbyterian Church on the court square in Coshocton, Ohio will be covered with over 200 items including a variety of quilts and needlework. A collection of antique quilts will be featured in the Sanctuary. In addition to the quilt and needlework displays there will be a “Hall of Honor” dedicated to our veterans, vendors, a “boutique” where items made by guild members will be sold, a box lunch and café. Opportunity Quilt Tickets will be offered for a chance to win the quilt. Drawing is Sunday, August 9, at 3:30.
The Coshocton Canal Quilters is a guild of well over one hundred members. They range from beginners to members who have national recognition. Hand quilting, machine quilting, piecing, appliqué, traditional and modern styles are all methods that will be on display.
The quilt show will be during the Coshocton Canal Festival. This will offer many activities for the whole family. Groups are welcome! Gather you friends and make a day of it. Bus parking is available. We can help you connect with local quilt shops and other things to do in the area. Please contact one of the sites below for more information. www.sites.google.com/site/coshoctoncanalquilters.
Looking for a social event that is fun, inspiring and elegant? White Night—Dinner under the Stars fits the bill. Diners plan their dinner—table decorations and meal—and then eat together outside amidst luminaries and twinkling lights. White Night, sponsored by the Friends of the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, takes place in front of the museum on Saturday, August 1, 2015. White is the theme and elegant the modus operandi. Participants are encouraged to wear all white and need to bring their own culinary creations as well as table decorations and service. The museum will provide tables, chairs, sparklers and a radiant atmosphere. Wine will be sold by the bottle or glass.
At 6:15 on the evening of the event, the table hosts may set up their tables. At 7:00 the fete formally begins with a toast to the museum and to the splendid White Night. We’ll have a unified igniting of sparklers to end the gala, bidding each other good night. Creativity is encouraged with prizes awarded to the most elegant and the most creative tables.
A variety of table sizes will be available. Tickets for the event are $10 per person, covering the cost of the use of a table, chairs and sparklers. Diners are encouraged to pre-order their wine to ensure the right pairing for their menus. The wine list is available at the museum or on its website.
J. Goldsborough Bruff, and 1849er on the California Trail in search of gold, will be in Coshocton July 7-11 as part of the Ohio Chautauqua's Journey Stories, presented by the Ohio Humanities Council. Bruff will be portrayed by Hank Fincken from Indianapolis, Indiana.
This will be Fincken's 13th tour with Ohio Chautauqua. "I have also performed with Chautauquas in Florida, Indiana, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and have been asked to perform at the New York Chautauqua later this summer," said FIncken. "I also plan to travel to Guatemala next January to portray Thomas Edison."
Fincken has been studying this character, Bruff, for 20 years. "I've studied him in depth," shared Fincken. "I have followed the last third of the California Trail that Bruff would have traveled. People really love the history of the California Trail and this character Bruff. Of course, this character fits perfectly with the Ohio Chautauqua theme this year of Journey Stories since Bruff actually journeyed across the entire country."
"If you came to Ohio Chautauqua in 2013 in Coshocton you will remember Hank Fincken as he portrayed Johnny Appleseed during that tour," said Jan Myers, Director of the Coshocton Visitors Bureau.
J. Goldsborough Bruff will take the stage under the Ohio Chautauqua tent located at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds, 707 Kenilworth Avenue on Friday, July 10, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Prior to his performance, there will be live musical entertainment from the Coshocton Community Band beginning at 6:00 p.m. Admission and parking are free.
Hank Fincken will offer a youth workshop entitled 'Gold Fever' for youth ages 4th grade and up at the Coshocton Public Library, 655 Main Street, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 11. His Adult Workshop on 'The California Trail' will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, at Central Ohio Technical College, 200 N. Whitewoman Street, Coshocton.
Fincken says he likes Bruff because he is able to remain strong in the midst of difficulty. "Bruff sees all kinds of negatives and problems around him, but he always maintains his positive attitude," shared Fincken. "Those like Bruff who followed the California Trail were part of a whole new migration at that time. It was a promise of a better life, no taxes, and whatever you found was yours to keep. This possibility opened up people's imaginations of what could be. Many from Ohio left to head to California during this time."
Philosopher 'Henry David Thoreau' will be in Coshocton July 7-11 as part of the Ohio Chautauqua's Journey Stories, presented by the Ohio Humanities Council. Thoreau will be portrayed by Kevin Radaker from Noblesville, Indiana.
This will be Radaker's first time to perform in Coshocton. He was on the Ohio Chautauqua tour in 2014 and has performed with the Ashland Chautauqua a couple of times as well. "Since 1991, I have participated in Chautauqua summer tours in Missouri, Illinois, Massachusetts, the Carolinas, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Maryland, and Colorado," said Radaker. "I've been offering my portrayal of Thoreau since 1991 and have performed him over 400 times in over 30 states in the United States."
Henry David Thoreau will take the stage under the Ohio Chautauqua tent located at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds, 707 Kenilworth Avenue on Wednesday, July 8, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Prior to his performance, there will be live musical entertainment from Jerry Weaver beginning at 6:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free.
Kevin Radaker will offer a youth workshop entitled 'Picturing Nature' for youth ages 4th grade and up at the Coshocton Public Library, 655 Main Street, at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 9. His Adult Workshop on 'Thoreau's Passion for the Wild and the Wildness' will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 10, at Central Ohio Technical College, 200 N. Whitewoman Street, Coshocton.
Radaker says his portrayal of Thoreau grew out of his dissertation research, and is an ongoing process. "Thoreau was my first character choice because he has always been one of my favorite authors," shared Radaker. "I greatly admire the eloquence of his writings and the wisdom of his convictions concerning society and nature."
Ohio is home to the most spectacular concentration of ancient earthworks in the world. They are so complex and extensive that they have been nominated for World Heritage Status with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). The US already has 21 sites (Grand Canyon, the California Redwoods, Yellowstone National Park…), and we may become a neighbor to the 22nd. On July 18th at 3:00 P.M. the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum will host Bruce Lombardo, National Park Service Interpretive Ranger at the Hopewell Culture National Historic Park, to discuss the uniqueness of the Ohio Hopewell Earthworks. For one, these marvelous Native American ceremonial complexes are immense and geometrical, with surprisingly precise dimensions and astronomical alignments. Who built them? How and why were they constructed? These questions are among the many mysteries left behind by the ancient people we refer to as the Hopewell Culture.
Nine archeological sites of monumental earthworks constructed by the Ohio Hopewell culture during the Woodland Period (1-1000 CE) is included in the nomination. That the earthworks were recently nominated for World Heritage Status with UNESCO is proof of their global significance. They are located within three archaeological preserves in the south-central portion of the State. The sites are not just random structures but ceremonial centers characterized by a variety of large earthwork constructions that feature precise geometric shapes and standard units of measure. Also significant is the fact that the mounds contain extensive ritual deposits of finely crafted artifacts. If the nomination is successful, it could mean a significant increase in tourism to Ohio including Coshocton County.
Bruce Lombardo has been a Regional Naturalist for Ohio State Parks and a National Park Service Interpretive Ranger off and on the past thirty years. He is Founding Director of the Heartland Earthworks Conservancy from 2010 to the present and Interpretive Ranger at the Hopewell Culture national Historical Park since 2008. Bruce is a popular speaker throughout Ohio.
Ohio Chautauqua, presented by the Ohio Humanities Council, will be in Coshocton July 7-11 presenting Journey Stories. Marvin Jefferson, from Montclair, New Jersey will be portraying Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Saturday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Coshocton Co. Fairgrounds.
"This will be my fifth tour with Ohio Chautauqua," said Jefferson. "I have also performed with Chautauquas in Nevada, Colorado Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and throughout New Jersey and New York in off Broadway performances."
Jefferson has been portraying Dr. King as a Chautauqua character since 2000, but as an actor since 1988, a role which he was voted best actor for in 1994 in the New Jersey production 'Road to the Mountaintop'.
"Many in Coshocton will remember Marvin Jefferson when he was here with Ohio Chautauqua in 2013 portraying York, the guide on the Lewis and Clark expedition " said Jan Myers, Director of the Coshocton Visitors Bureau.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will take the stage under the Ohio Chautauqua tent located at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds, 707 Kenilworth Avenue on Saturday, July 11, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Prior to his performance, there will be live musical entertainment with Larry Stahl and Steve Ball at 6:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free.
Marvin Jefferson will offer a youth workshop entitled 'Power of the Written Word' for youth ages 4th grade and up at the Coshocton Public Library, 655 Main Street, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7. His Adult Workshop entitled 'Dr. King's Last Great Dream' will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, at Central Ohio Technical College, 200 N. Whitewoman Street, Coshocton.
Jefferson says he began researching Dr. King in 1986 and continues to learn things all the time about him. "When you are working with a figure this huge, I can study him the rest of my life and still learn more," said Jefferson. "Unfortunately, most of what people know about Dr. King is from the 1963 'I have a Dream' speech and we tend to freeze him in that time frame. But there is much, much more to the story that I like to share with audenciences."
The Coshocton Royalty Advisory Committee is pleased to announce that our Queen, Princess, and Jr. Queen programs, formerly associated with the Coshocton Canal Festival, will still be able to promote the rich history of our community by representing Roscoe Village at the Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival beginning in October 2015.
Since 1970, Coshocton and Roscoe Village have celebrated the impact of the canal era on Coshocton and the strength of a community that was able to breathe life back into a village that once sat in ruins. Today, the community continues that tradition, along with recognizing our youth as ambassadors to spread the word about Coshocton and Roscoe Village around our great state. Our unique combination of local attractions draws people to our community. Our festival strives to keep them here for a weekend of shopping, eating, and lodging. Visiting royalty will enjoy a canal boat ride, queen’s luncheon at Lake Park Pavilion, and a promenade via the towpath to Roscoe Village.
The Coshocton Royalty Advisory Committee is seeking contestants for our Jr. Queen, Princess, and Queen competitions. We are pleased to be able to offer the 2015 Canal Queen $500 in scholarship money as part of her awards package. Applications are available as of June 19, 2015 at www.coshoctoncanalroyalty.com, Wilson’s Furniture at 230 Main Street, and the Coshocton Visitor’s Bureau at 432 N Whitewoman Street. If you have any questions regarding the application, please contact Andrea Prouty at 740-252-6533.
Businesses or individuals interested in supporting our royalty contests and related events may donate at www.coshoctoncanalroyalty.com. If you would like to sponsor a specific trophy or related event, please contact Jacque Wagner at 740-502-1525. The Coshocton Royalty Advisory Committee is a recognized 501(c)4.
Dear Potential Sponsor:
The Coshocton Royalty Advisory Committee is pleased to announce that our Queen, Princess, and Jr. Queen programs, formerly associated with the Coshocton Canal Festival, will still be able to promote the rich history of our community by representing Roscoe Village at the Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival beginning in October 2015.
Since 1970, Coshocton and Roscoe Village have celebrated the impact of the canal era on Coshocton and the strength of a community that was able to breathe life back into a village that once sat in ruins. Today, the community continues that tradition, along with recognizing our youth as ambassadors to spread the word about Coshocton and Roscoe Village around our great state. The Coshocton Canal Royalty travel to an estimated 30 festivals and events each year. These young ladies promote our unique combination of local attractions in order to draw people to our community. In turn, they learn public speaking skills and gain personal confidence at a young age enabling them to use those important skills in their career choices and future.
Trophy sponsorships begin at $25 per trophy but no level of donation will be turned away. Businesses or individuals interested in supporting our royalty contests and related events may donate at www.coshoctoncanalroyalty.com. If you would like to sponsor a specific trophy or related event, please contact Jacque Wagner at 740-502-1525. The Coshocton Royalty Advisory Committee is a recognized 501(c)4.
We sincerely appreciate your support.
Coshocton Royalty Advisory Committee
Ohio Chautauqua, presented by the Ohio Humanities Council, will be in Coshocton July 7-11 presenting Journey Stories. Dianne Moran from Richwoods, Missouri will be portraying Olive Ann Oatman, a white captive of the Native Americans from the mid-1800s.
"This will be my third tour with Ohio Chautauqua," said Moran. "I have also performed with the Smackover, Arkansas Chautauqua; The Missouri Chautauqua; several times for the Carbondale, IL Chautauqua; several for Lake Tahoe, Nevada; and three times for Chautauqua in Ashland, Ohio".
Moran has been performing Olive Ann Oatman for two years now and says it took her a couple of years to research the material. "The research process is truly ongoing," shared Moran.
"Many in Coshocton will remember Dianne Moran as Mary Chesnut when she was part of the Civil War theme tour here with Ohio Chautauqua in 2011," said Jan Myers, Director of the Coshocton Visitors Bureau.
Olive Oatman will take the stage under the Ohio Chautauqua tent located at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds, 707 Kenilworth Avenue on Thursday, July 9, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Prior to her performance, there will be dulcimer musical entertainment by The Lindseys at 6:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free.
Dianne Moran will offer a youth workshop entitled 'Eyes to the West' for youth ages 4th grade and up at the Coshocton Public Library, 655 Main Street, at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 10. Her Adult Workshop on 'A Profound Destiny'' will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, at Central Ohio Technical College, 200 N. Whitewoman Street, Coshocton.
Moran says her character, Olive Oatman, was an ordinary child with the misfortune of living in a particularly dangerous historical period. "As a victim of religious racism (her family were Mormons) along with witnessing the brutal murders of most of her family members, it gives her character a wider spectrum of interest than the singular view of a westward traveler," shared Moran. "Added to these horrific experiences, she survived five years of Indian captivity before being rescued. Her story shocked the nation when she spoke to packed audiences, lecturing and showing the facial tattoo she'd received from her Mohave captors.
The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is located in Historic Roscoe Village, a restored canal-era town sited along the former Ohio & Erie Canal, at 300 N. Whitewoman Street, Coshocton, OH 43812.
Get ready to get muddy. The 4th Annual Indian Mud Run in Coshocton is coming up June 27th and there is still time to register. The incredible adventure race includes over 30 obstacles and a challenging course with a beautiful terrain.
“The goal is to create the best 5K mud run in Ohio and raise money for the Friends of the Park in Coshocton,” says race creator Hubie Cushman.
In addition to the fantastic course, racers will receive a tech shirt, high quality participation medal and a race bag. The race has been limited to 700 runners this year in order to maintain the integrity of the course. There is still space but more people are registering every day.
“We have runners coming from 5 states in addition to Ohio, with more registering all the time,” says Cushman.
Interested runners can register at www.IndianMudRun.com
The Coshocton Dulcimer Days Festival is the longest running heritage music festival in Ohio, and the second oldest event of its kind in the United States. This year marks the 41st year for this Appalachian musical event, which will be held in Historic Roscoe Village on June 19-21, 2015. As part of the festival, the Mid-East Regional Dulcimer Championships are held and winning competitors at Coshocton's festival go on to compete in the national competition.
Visitors to the event will enjoy music vendors, raffles, artists' booths and traditional Appalachian music. Admission and parking are free. Jam sessions and mini concerts also take place throughout the weekend. "Music workshops are $15 each and include classes on Mountain Dulcimer, Hammered Dulcimer, Guitar, Banjo, Flute, and Bowed Psaltery," said Louise Cardenzana, chair of the Coshocton Music Corp that organizes the festival. "A new clogging workshop has been added this year; and we have added private music lessons to the offerings as well. There is a complete schedule of workshops and pre-registration form available at www.CoshoctonDulcimerDays.com."
The Coshocton Dulcimer Days Festival includes mini concerts on Friday evening and throughout the day Saturday at the Warehouse Restaurant Garden Court including performers Bing Futch, Mark Alan Wade, David and Annette Lindsey, Sharon and Terry Kirby,Wildwood & Friends, Paul Conrad, Jan Hammond, Brett Ridgeway, Katie Moritz, Hunter Walker, Wendy Songe, and Sharon O'Connell.
Vintage Campers are coming to Coshocton! Known as the Tin Can Tourists, the nationwide camping club has chosen Colonial Campground in Coshocton as their Ohio rally location. The fun-loving group of campers is dedicated to preserving history through restored, original, or project campers, and gatherings across the country. Some of the trailers date as far back as the 1940s.
"I was browsing Facebook one day and stumbled upon a photo of a shiny old tin can on wheels,” said Ryan McPeek owner of Colonial Campground. “I immediately thought it was a perfect match for our community and invited them to stay with us. As luck should have it, Gail Hinshaw, an avid 'Tin Canner' and former West Lafayette resident was looking for an Ohio rally spot.” The club currently has excellent representation in Michigan and is looking to develop more interest in Ohio.
Ohio-produced Airstream trailers immediately come to mind when thinking of vintage campers, but many other shapes and sizes are out there. Gail travels in a 1967 15ft Serro Scotty. Many of the vintage campers out there are on the small side and are the predecessor to the present day tear-drop campers.
The Tin Can Tourists will be in town from Thursday June 11 through Sunday June 14. They will be sprucing up their campers on Saturday morning to invite the public to come out and experience the Tin Can Lifestyle. The open house will also feature the King Midget Car Club and their wonderful little cars that were produced in Athens, Ohio. The open house will take place Saturday, June 13 from 12:30 t0 3:00 p.m. at Colonial Campground & RV Park at 24688 County Road 10, Coshocton.
For more information, contact McPeek at Colonial Campground at (740) 502-9245. For more information on other events taking place in Coshocton, go to www.Visitcoshocton.com or call (740) 622-4877.
Escape to nearby Coshocton, Ohio, this summer for a family-fun getaway. From entertaining events such the Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival, the Corvette Cruise-In, Coshocton Dulcimer Days Festival, and the Indian Mud Run, to amazing attractions like the wineries that make up the Three Rivers Wine Trail, Historic Roscoe Village, and the Monticello III Horse-drawn Canal Boat Ride, Coshocton is just the place to take a break from life's hectic pace.
For 34 years, hot air balloons have been floating over the hills and valleys of Coshocton, OH. The Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival is one of the longest running balloon festivals in Ohio.
Musical entertainment, carnival rides, craft booths, fireworks, food vendors,night glow, kiddie tractor pull, antique flea market, hot air balloon launches (weather permitting), and other family-oriented activities are all part of this free event.
The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum’s exhibition of contemporary art quilts, Pushing the Surface, will be open to the public on May 23 through September 7, 2015. The exhibition of 25 works is a dance of color, beauty, ingenuity and story.
Ohio Chautauqua, presented by the Ohio Humanities Council, will be in Coshocton July 7-11 presenting Journey Stories. Debra Conner, from Summerville, SC, will be among the five-person troupe and she portrays Edith Russell, a Titanic Survivor from Cincinnati, Ohio.
Conner began her career as a Chautauqua performer in 1997 after receiving a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts to develop a first-person portrayal of Emily Dickinson. She has since developed a variety of other characters including Margaret Mitchell, Zelda Fitzgerald, and Civil War surgeon Dr. Mary Edwards Walker.
"This will be my tenth tour with Ohio Chautauqua," said Conner. "Besides Ohio, I've also been part of tours throughout most of the Eastern and Midwest states including Missouri, Florida, New Hampshire, Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, and South Carolina."
Conner says this character, Titanic Survivor Edith Russell, is a relatively new character for her to portray. Edith Russell made her debut last summer with Ohio Chautauqua. "It takes roughly a year for me to prepare a new character," explained Conner, "but the process is on-going. Many Chautauquans - including me - say that it take three years to become 'fluent' in a portrayal."
"Many in Coshocton will remember Debra Conner here with Ohio Chautauqua in 2011 as the Civil War surgeon, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker," said Jan Myers, Director of the Coshocton Visitors Bureau. "She was also here in 2013 as Margaret Blennerhassett of Blennerhassett Island."
Edith Russell will take the stage under the Ohio Chautauqua tent located at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds, 707 Kenilworth Avenue on opening night for Ohio Chautauqua in Coshocton on Tuesday, July 7, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Prior to her performance, there will be musical entertainment by Wildwood & Friends at 6:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free.
Debra Conner will offer a youth workshop entitled 'Carried Away' for youth ages 4th grade and up at the Coshocton Public Library, 655 Main Street, at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8. Her Adult Workshop on 'Titanic Surprises' will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, at Central Ohio Technical College, 200 N. Whitewoman Street, Coshocton.
Conner knows the audience and workshop participants will learn more about the the Titanic story. "Initially, I worried that the story was too familiar," stated Conner. "What could I add that wasn't known? But I made many discoveries. There's more to the story than you ever imagined. In addition, I end my on-stage portrayal by offering the audience members a chance to reflect on their own lives, just as Edith did. Why are we here? What can we contribute? I won't give away too much, but Edith's story is about more than that tragic night."
Along with Edith Russell, the other characters who will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. under the Ohio Chautauqua Tent during the week of July 7-11 are: Kevin Radaker as Henry David Thoreau; Dianne Moran as Olive Ann Oatman, a white captive of the Indians; Hank Fincken as 1849er J. Goldsborough Bruff; and Marvin Jefferson as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Each of the scholars will also lead free workshops (which are not done in first-person) for both youth and adults throughout the week. The youth workshops are appropriate for youth ages ten and older. The workshops are held at the Coshocton Public Library and will be held at 10:30 a.m. each day from July 7-11. The adult workshops will take place at 2:00 p.m. each day at Central Ohio Technical College.
Sponsors and contributors to the Ohio Chautauqua in Coshocton include The Coshocton Foundation, Montgomery Foundation, Simpson Family Foundation, Coshocton Village Inn & Suites, Central Ohio Technical College, Annin Flagmakers, and the Coshocton Public Library.
There is no charge to attend the evening performances or the daytime workshops. For more information about The Ohio Humanities Council and Ohio Chautauqua visit www.OhioHumanities.org. For more information about Ohio Chautauqua in Coshocton, contact the Coshocton Visitors Bureau at (740) 622-4877 or 1-800-338-4724. A complete schedule of the Ohio Chautauqua events in Coshocton is available here.
Ohio Chautauqua will be returning to Coshocton on July 7-11, 2015. The theme for the Ohio Humanities Council program this year is 'Journey Stories' featuring historic figures from the past including Debra Conner as Titanic survivor Edith Russell; Hank Fincken as 1849er J. Goldsborough Bruff; Marvin Jefferson as Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.; Dianne Moran as Indian captive Olive Ann Oatman; and Kevin Radaker as philosopher Henry David Thoreau.
Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is offering Coshocton area high school students a program, the Coshocton Initiative, that will allow them the opportunity to complete an associate degree while at the same time earning credit toward high school graduation.
Following the graduation of a Knox Initiative cohort, the school is expanding the successful program. The Coshocton Initiative begins with autumn semester 2015 and will get students started on their way to earning an associate of arts degree or to get a jump start on any of COTC’s 40 degree or certificate programs. Students enroll in a college schedule with other COTC students while still finishing the day in time to participate in their after-school high school activities.
Coshocton Parade & Services will be held on Monday, May 25, 2015 Parade begins at 10:00 AM at the corner of Main & 8th Streets. Services will be held on the Court House lawn immediately following the parade. The speakers will be River View High School Senior Voice of Democracy Winner, Elizabeth Lozowski; Blue Star Mothers representative Becky Bowden; and Liz Herrell, USAF Retired. There will be a Tribute to our Fallen Comrades, who have passed away since Memorial Day 2014, which the Coshocton County Honor Guard members performed Military Services. The 3MP Quartet of the Sweet Adelines International will perform a patriot selection. Female veterans are invited to attend for a special recognition.
From fun family events such as a 3D archery shoot, live bluegrass music, and the Dogwood Festival for the Arts; to amazing attractions like Unusual Junction (home of the original Price is Right sign), the Monticello III Horse-drawn Canal Boat Ride, Historic Roscoe Village, and the Three Rivers Wine Trail, Coshocton is just the place to spend quality getaway time.
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The Coshocton Footlight Players are presenting Dial M for Murder at the Triple Locks Theater, 685 North Whitewoman Street, Coshocton, OH on May 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 at 8:00 p.m.
Dial M for Murder, is a story filled with murder-for -hire, blackmail, and betrayal. Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He plots the perfect murder by blackmailing a scoundrel from his past into strangling her while arranging a brilliant alibi for himself.
Unfortunately for Wendice, his schemes do not work out exactly as planned, leading him to make some reckless decisions that build the suspense to the play’s dramatic conclusion.
The ensemble cast includes Larry Badgley (a true Footlight Player’s veteran returning to our stage after a 10 year absence, Samantha Servais, Nick Fischer, Glenn Mishler, Bernie Kenney, and Michael Rainwater. Dial M for Murder is directed by Susan Metz, assistant director Jackie Mishler and produced by Marsha Cusin, with the permission of Dramatists Play Service.
There will be a Gala Opening Night Reception on May 8th at 7 pm for our audience members having a reservation for that performance. Please join us for complimentary champagne and a tantalizing array of chocolate treats. Since the show is set in the 1950’s, please feel free to dress for and evening at the theater in that era.
The Box Office opens on April 27 for Members and April 28 for the General Public. Box Office Hours: Mon-Thurs.7:00- 9:00 p.m. and Performance Dates: 2:00- 4:00 p.m. at 740-622-2959 or on-line anytime at www.footlightplayers.com.
The Coshocton Canal Festival Committee is announcing the theme for the 2015 festival - Coshocton Canal Festival: An Inspirational Journey. The Coshocton Canal Festival is planned for August 6, 7, 8 and 9, 2015. Festival advertising sponsorships are available for individuals and businesses. Your contribution to the festival's advertising may be used to provide entertainment on the court square, support the Grand Parade, or another exciting activity the committee has planned. Several sponsorship levels are available.
The Festival is now under new leadership and plans have been made to refine festival events of the past and establish new festival traditions. Coshocton Canal Days this year will kick off on August 6 with the Junior Queen contest and the Canal Cuties Photo Contest for children under five. Friday night will feature the Princess and the Queen Contests. Saturday activities will include the Grand Parade at 5:00 p.m. along with craft and food vendors on the court square and entertainment. Sunday features the popular Mayor's Promenade.
Jan Myers, Director of the Coshocton Visitors Bureau, joined colleagues from The Ohio Travel Association, Ohio Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus, the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association, Ohio’s Appalachian Country, Ohio Craft Brewers Association and the Ohio Wine Producers Association on March 18for Ohio Tourism Legislative Day 2015 at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Ohio Tourism Legislative Day is designed to provide an opportunity for participants to meet with their individual elected representatives to discuss tourism issues and share news from individual counties. This year, legislators learned that Ohio travelers in 2013 generated $38 billion, which supported 405,000 jobs (8.9% of all jobs in the state), and generated $5.8 billion in local, state and federal taxes.
Myers said Coshocton can be proud of their strong tourism industry. “Locally, Coshocton’s tourism industry generated business sales of over $50 million directly and indirectly in 2013, generating $3.5 million in state and local taxes,” said Myers. “Tourism-related jobs support 1 in every 21 jobs in Coshocton County (approximately 750 jobs) generating personal income of $13.6 million in 2013.”
Myers says the Coshocton Visitors Bureau works hard to keep the Coshocton tourism industry strong. “Even though our budget is among the smaller ones in the state, we strive to do a lot with the dollars we have,” she shared. “Since our funding comes solely from the lodging tax paid by our visitors and collected by our hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, and cabins in the county, it is important that we encourage our visitors to spend the night in one of these lodging facilities. Plus, industry research indicates that overnight travelers spend more than three times more money than single day trippers ($335 vs $110)."
The Coshocton Visitors Bureau recently produced their new Coshocton County Visitors Guide promoting all the many attractions, restaurants, lodging, and events in the county. This guide is distributed throughout Ohio's Amish Country, at the Ohio and western PA Interstate Travel Information Centers, at numerous travel shows, at AAA offices throughout Ohio and the Pittsburgh area, and more. "Our main tools for promoting our county are our visitors guide and our award-winning website www.visitcoshocton.com," added Myers. "We also share visitor information at our new office location in Roscoe Village where we also have an Annin Flagmakers Showroom along with our visitor information."
Friday, May 1, 2015
Benefit Concert at the Redhouse
Kicking off the 30th annual Dogwood Festival “LINKED IN“… Marion & Tim Sutton will host a musical benefit evening at their Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home , the Redhouse, Friday May 1, at 7:00 pm. . This year’s headline Festival entertainment is Momenta Quartet with violinist and Coshocton County native Adda Kridler.
The Program will include:
String Quartet No. 2 (1911-13) by Charles Ives–a musical story with unexpected cultural references that takes the listener on a journey through discussions, arguments, and a walk up a mountain.
Haydn’s Quartet Opus 20 No. 1 According to- Alex Ross, The New Yorker (February 3, 2013) “The Momentas were at their most potent in Haydn’s Quartet Opus 20 No. 1, applying opulent, sustained legato in the slow movement. Few American players assume Haydn’s idioms with such ease.”
Patrick Rucker of The Washington Post had this to say:
“[Momenta] unleashed a veritable firestorm of intensity… inhabit[ing] every note in an impassioned reading that combined brilliant virtuosity with the utmost sympathy and unity of intent.” (January 11, 2015)
Find runs, 5ks, 10ks and other kinds of races in the Coshocton, Ohio area.
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - Eric Smith Memorial 5K Run/Walk
9:00 a.m. race begins
7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. - registration
Race will begin at Plainfield School. Registration fee is $25. Under 12 free. Prizes to top three in each age group and prize to overall male and female top three. Proceeds to benefit a scholarship for a RHS Senior and the Masonic Lodge 224. Registration Form
Lake Park Complex
23253 State Route 83N
Coshocton, OH 43812
7:30 a.m. registration and 8:30 a.m. Walk/Run begins.
$20 individual / $50 family of 4
Run/Walk to benefit Williams Syndrome Association.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 ~ Coshocton Varsity Boys Soccer Team 5K Redskin Run
Lake Park Complex
23253 State Route 83N
Coshocton, OH 43812
8:00 a.m. registration and 9:00 a.m. race begins.
Race to benefit the Coshocton Boys Varsity Soccer Team. Register by May 8 to receive a T-Shirt.
Friday, June 12, 2015 ~ Light the Night 5K
Lake Park Complex
23253 State Route 83N
Coshocton, OH 43812
$20 pre-registration until June 1, $25 race day registration, $15 kids 13 and younger
Light the Night is a unique 5K run / walk that benfits the American Cancer Society. Participants light up the night in the fight against cancer.
Saturday, June 27, 2015 ~ Indian Mud Run
Coshocton Lake Park Canal Boat Area
23253 State Route 83, Coshocton, Ohio 43812
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Race Participant: $50.00 - $80.00
Contact: Coshocton Lake Park 740-622-7528
The Indian mud run is an obstacle course race along the beautiful Scarr Loop and Eagle Ridge Trails at Lake Park. The race will be approximately the length of a 5K or 3.1 miles long and will include approximately 20 obstacles. Participant admission fee information on their website. This is a fundraiser for the Coshocton Lake Park.
Saturday, August 15, 2015 - Feed the Need 5K and 10K Run
727 S. 7th Street
Coshocton, OH 43812
A 5k and 10K running race held by New Life Ministries of Coshocton. Proceeds benefit the local Food Pantry.
5k = $20-Pre-Registration $25-Race Day 10K = $30-Pre-Registration $35-Race Day
Saturday, November 7, 2015 - Habitat Builds a Home…Run 5K
West Lafayette, OH 43845
Registration Form: http://habitatcoshocton.org/newsevents/scheduled-events.html
The course takes runners and walkers alike passed 3 completed Habitat homes in West Lafayette. Finisher medals, race tshirts, awards to the top 3 male and female finishers and a chance to be apart of eliminating substandard housing in Coshocton County!! 100% of proceeds go towards Habitat for Humanity of Coshocton County's 2016 building efforts.
Thursday, November 26, 2015 ~ Coshocton Turkey Trot
23253 State Route 83N
Coshocton, OH 43812
5k Race on Thanksgiving Day Morning. Over in plenty of time to enjoy your Thanksgiving Day festivities the rest of the day.
Saturday, December 19, 2015 ~ Jingle Bell Jangle 5K
Lake Park Canal Boat Parking
23252 State Route 83, Coshocton, OH 43812
egistration information: http://jinglebelljangle5k.eventbrite.com
Get in the Holiday Spirit by joining us for a Christmas themed Night Race 5k around the paths at Lake Park. A brand new course around Lake Park that will be decorated with Holiday themed decorations and lights! Every runner will be provided with Jingle Bells to wear during the run if they choose. As well as a giveaway item, that is to be determined. We realize it will be a chilly night so we will have Hot chocolate for everyone at the finish. Pre-Registration is $25 Race Day Registration & Packet Pickup will begin at 4:30 PM in the Lake Park Canal Boat Parking Lot. Race Day Registration and anything after December 6th will be $30.
The Ohio Humanities Council program, Ohio Chautauqua returns to Coshocton this summer with this fantastic Ohio Event Journey Stories featuring free daytime workshops for both youth and adult and live first-person entertaining and historic performances.
Enjoy historic characters - Dianne Moran as Olive Ann Oatman (white captive of the Native Americans); Marvin Jefferson as Dr. Martin Luther King, JR.; Hank Fincken as Gold Rush 1849er J. Goldsborough Bruff; Kevin Radaker as author Henry David Thoreau; and Debra Conner as Titanic survivor Edith Russell.
All Events are Free to Attend
Youth Workshops – 10:30 a.m. at the Coshocton Public Library, 655 Main Street, Coshocton
Adult Workshops - 2:00 p.m. at Central Ohio Technical College, 200 N. Whitewoman St.
Evening Musical Entertainment – 6:30 p.m. at Coshocton Fairgrounds, 707 Kenilworth Ave (Big Red & White Tent)
Evening Performances – 7:30 p.m. at Coshocton Fairgrounds, 707 Kenilworth Ave., Coshocton (Big Red & White Tent)
See Schedule Below:
Evening Musical Entertainment 6:30 p.m.
Tues, July 7
Marvin Jefferson ~
Power of the Written Word
Hank Fincken ~ The California Trail
Wildwood & Friends
Debra Conner as Edith Russell
Wed., July 8
Debra Conner ~ Carried Away
Marvin Jefferson ~
Dr. King's Last Great Dream
Kevin Radaker as Henry David Thoreau
Thurs, July 9
Kevin Radaker ~
Debra Conner ~
Dianne Moran as Olive Ann Oatman
Fri, July 10
Dianne Moran ~
Eyes to the West
Thoreau's Passion for the Wild and the Wilderness
6:00 p.m. Coshocton Community Band
Hank Fincken as J. Goldsborough Bruff
Sat, July 11
Hank Fincken ~
Diane Moran ~
A Profound Destiny
Steve Ball & Larry Stahl
Marvin Jefferson as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Day by Day is the theme of the Coshocton Community Choir's Spring Concert on Sunday, April 26 at 3:00 p.m. Over 200 musicians from throughout central Ohio in the adult choir, The Coshocton Children's Choir, the Coshocton Youth Chorale, the Roscoe Brass, and accompanist, Dickie Barrick will perform at Coshocton High School's McKinley Auditorium.
The choir's founder and director, Charles R. Snyder, says that the title of a particular song often sparks the creative process, and such was the case for this year’s Spring concert. This year it is Paul J. Christiansen's setting of the Scandinavian hymn Day by Day. "Even though it has only been performed by our Choir three other times it is a favorite of those who know it," stated Snyder. "Day by Day talks about God bringing blessings to every day and reminding us that we are never alone as we journey through life."
There are two pieces for double choir: Let All the Nations Praise the Lord and Lord, Let at Last Thine Angels Come which features the Community Choir and the Youth Chorale. "It is always a neat experience for both groups when they can sing together," added Snyder.
Lift Up Your Heads from Messiah takes the Choir back to its early history. For the first seven years Messiah was the 'standard fare' for concerts. The Heavens Are Telling was suggested by a Choir member as a piece for this spring. It fits into a group of songs that journeys through four musical time periods: baroque, classical, romantic, and twentieth century. "Down by the Riverside is always a popular number because it features all of the choirs, the Roscoe Brass Quintet, Dickie Barrick at the piano and the audience even gets to sing along," said Snyder.
Bless This House is new to the Community Choir repertoire. Snyder said he first heard it on the Crystal Cathedral, sung by former Miss America Dorothy Benham and thought, 'We need to do this with the Community Choir'. So he spent six months tracking the arrangement down and is excited to share it with the choir audience. "We are also singing My Eternal King to honor the memory of two choir members Dave Bown and Peter Shults who died this past fall," shared Snyder. "It was one of Dave's favorite pieces."
In the Youth Chorale repertoire No Man Is an Island at one time was a favorite for high school commencements. "It uses part of John Donne's Meditation XVII to talk about how interconnected we all are," said Snyder. "They are also singing Cry Out and Shout in celebration of what would have been composer Knut Nystedt's 100th birthday, who died this past December, two months after his 99th birthday."
The Children's Choir is singing the familiar He's Got the Whole World in His Hands. They are also singing a stunning ballad The Path to the Moon. A favorite of the Children's Choir and audiences The Kazoo Koncerto will bring smiles and a few laughs.
The Coshocton Community Choir's Spring Concert Day by Day takes place on Sunday, April 26, at 3:00 p.m. at Coshocton High School's McKinley Auditorium, located at 1205 Cambridge Road in Coshocton. Tickets for the Day by Day concert are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the door, on the choir website www.CoshoctonCommunityChoir.org or by calling Business Manager, Lee Bown at (740) 622-3960.
For more information about the choir and their concerts, contact the Coshocton Community Choir at (740) 623-0554, find them on Facebook and at www.CoshoctonCommunityChoir.org.
It's been a long cold winter and now that spring is finally here, it’s the perfect time to get away and relax a bit in Coshocton, Ohio. Enjoy the great outdoors, blooming gardens, history, shopping, dining, getaway packages, comedy, bluegrass, and wineries.
Spring is surely in full swing at Clary Gardens where thousands of bulbs are beginning to bloom. Admission is free at this botanical garden with rose gardens, wooded trails, ponds, children’s garden and a beautiful outdoor amphitheater.
The UKC Beagle Nationals are held annually in Coshocton and this year once again hundreds of beagles will compete at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds on April 17-19. Comedy and music are also in the mix this Spring in Coshocton. On April 4 and May 2 the Warehouse Steak ‘n Stein offers live Comedy Club nights to add a bit of humor to the season.
Historic Roscoe Village offers the Canal Town Journey guided tour in April and May at 1:00 p.m. daily with a costumed guide sharing stories of what life was like during the 1800s in this busy town along the Ohio & Erie Canal. Visitors enjoy strolling along the street rich with history experiencing delightful shops, delicious dining, and restored 1800s buildings in Historic Roscoe Village ~ America’s Canal Town.
"The Roscoe Village Visitor Center also offers daily hands-on 1800s craft making such as tin punching and candle dipping," said Jan Myers, Director of the Coshocton Visitors Bureau. "Visitors love doing these crafts and kids are especially delighted. At the Roscoe Village Visitor Center, you can also see a working canal lock model and watch a fascinating documentary on Ohio canal history. We also send lots of people to the Toy Cellar in Roscoe Village where you can see all kinds of antique toys and even get to play with some of them!"
Enjoy live bluegrass music at the Coshocton Village Inn & Suites each month, including April 18 and May 16. Sunday, April 26, is the Coshocton Community Choir’s Spring Concert at 3:00 p.m. at McKinley Auditorium. This annual concert features over 200 musicians and attracts hundreds of visitors each year.
The Yellow Flag Community Yard Sales kick off the month of May from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 1-2 throughout the Village of West Lafayette. "They have this big yard sale event each year in May and again in the fall (September 4-5 this year)," said Myers. "Visitors from near and far enjoy finding deals in this quaint rural community."
"We also invite travelers to stop in to our office - the Coshocton Visitors Bureau and the Annin Flagmakers Showroom," added Myers. "We are now located in Historic Roscoe Village. We share lots of visitor information about the Coshocton area and all of Ohio and we also have US flags. We are so proud to have an Annin Flagmakers factory in Coshocton where they make the American flag and patriotic decorations. We are the only official showroom for Annin in the country and we are thrilled to sell American-made flags and decorations made right here in Coshocton!"
Coshocton also opened a geotrail last November for those who love geocaching. "The Coshocton Crow Geotrail has 13 caches to find throughout the county," said Myers. "We are excited to showcase some of our historic sights and cool attractions along this geotrail. When guests find all the caches on the trail, they can turn in their worksheet and receive an exclusive geocoin. There are details on our website, so we hope to see many more people this spring enjoying our geotrail."
The wineries that make up Coshocton's Three Rivers Wine Trail are just the places to spend time relaxing with friends appreciating all Spring has to offer. Enjoy visiting Raven’s Glenn Winery, Rainbow Hills Winery, Yellow Butterfly Winery and Heritage Vineyard Winery. "There's a lovely bed and breakfast at Rainbow Hills Winery and a delightful guesthouse at Heritage Vineyard Winery," shared Myers, "and Coshocton Village Inn & Suites also offers winery packages."
Make it an overnight getaway by spending time at one of Coshocton's many affordable lodging options. Several spring specials are available including an April package and a Mother's Day weekend package from Coshocton Village Inn & Suites; and a Spring getaway special at Roscoe Hillside Cabins.
Getaway Special: (valid for stays between January 5-April 30, 2015). Choose from the following: Stay 2 nites and get $25.00 off per nite or stay 2 nites and get the 3rd nite for free!
Call 740-622-2222 to book now! Please mention this special at time of booking. not valid on holidays or existing reservations. Package Details
The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum in Historic Roscoe Village is home to the controversial Newark Holy Stones unearthed in the 1860s in the Newark Ohio Earthworks. The inscriptions on the Holy Stones are written in Hebrew and one of the stones in thought to bear the image of Moses.
The Johnson brothers purchased the stones in the 1870s. Since then they have become the museum's 'claim to fame' attracting tourists from all over the world.
Whether it be a luxury cabin, delightful bed and breakfast, cozy hotel or motel — you'll find your perfect & affordable getaway in Coshocton Ohio! Check out our getaway packages and beat the winter blues!
This free event sponsored by Our Town Coshocton features a chili cook-off with local 'chili masters', live music, wagon rides, food vendors, local and professional ice carvers, and master ice sculptor from Rock on Ice Productions will demonstrate their artistic craft. Spectators will enjoy sampling chili while viewing the ice sculptures displayed with lights around the Courtsquare.
The 24th annual Pomerene Center CHOCOLATE EXTRAVAGANZA will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016, from 3-5 pm at the Coshocton County Career Center.
It’s all about chocolate but it’s not ALL about chocolate. In addition to fine chocolate cakes, tortes, cheesecakes, mousses, candies and other small desserts, guests will be treated to the incomparable vocal croonings of Samantha Servais and Donovan Rice, the anticipation of winning the raffle, designs for the new downtown artPARK on display.
With the addition of you and your friends especially your sweetest, this is a perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Tickets can be reserved at presale prices by contacting the Pomerene Center for the Arts by calling 740.622.0326, or can be purchased at Medberry Marketplace, Mercantile on Main, Baker`s IGA, or Dean’s Jewelry for $10 presale and at the door for $12.
The event is sponsored by, Endsley Insurance Agency, Wayne Insurance Co. CCMH,Medbery Marketplace, Dean's Jewelry, Mercantile On Main, Rainbow Hills Vineyard,Robert D. Mauch, CPA Inc., Frase, Weir, Baker & McCullough Co., LPA, Warehouse Steak n Stein, Oscar Rose Steak and Seafood.
It's a sweet way to support the Arts. www.pomerenearts.org
Many Voices, One Song is the theme of The Encore! Honors Choir performance at the Coshocton Presbyterian Church on Sunday, February 15 at 3:00 p.m. Approximately 65 singers from the inaugural Encore! Honors Choir will be converging on Coshocton on Saturday, February 14. They will travel from all points in Ohio and from college campuses in several states for a weekend of reunion and music making, culminating in the 3:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon concert. The 20th edition of the Cardinal Chorale, chosen from last summer's Encore! Choir, will also sing in the performance.
The Encore! Honors Choir will be conducted by Charles R. Snyder and Beth E. Vaughn, and accompanied by pianists Caroline S. Heading, Matthew P. Downing and Matthew K. McTeague, and percussionist Matthew H. Hayes.
Conductor, Charles R. Snyder says that the concert will include sacred and classical selections, patriotic favorites, songs from stage and screen, and several songs from the Fred Waring collection at Penn State University. The Coshocton Community Choir will join the Encore! Choir for the finale.
'Come, Lift Your Voice and Sing,' written for the Encore! Honors Choir by Columbus composer Garry A. Cornell, will also be featured at the concert, along with his arrangement of America - 'Let Mortal Tongues Awake,' and his setting of the old Irish blessing, which he has titled 'Song of Farewell.'
"Audience favorites will include 'Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah,' 'Let Me Call You Sweetheart,' 'The New Girl in Town,' and the gospel song, 'Praise His Holy Name'," added Snyder.
The first Encore! Honors Choir met last August at Hallowed Hills Camp near Zanesville, and 95 enthusiastic singers participated. The comprehensive program included rehearsals, class voice lessons, daily workshops, interest sessions and recreation, evening concerts and campfires. Dates for the 2015 Encore! music experience will be announced in mid-February. For more information about the Encore! Choir visit www.encorehonorschoir.com.
The Encore! concert on February 15 at 3:00 p.m. is free and open to the public. An offering will be received to help cover expenses for the weekend. The choir will also sing for the 10:30 a.m. worship on Sunday morning at The Coshocton Presbyterian Church, and will join church choirs for an offertory anthem.
The Coshocton Presbyterian Church is located at 142 N. 4th Street in Coshocton. For more information, contact the The Encore! Choir at (740) 623-0554.
Our Town Coshocton is hosting an Ice Carving Festival at the Coshocton Courtsquare on Saturday, February 21 from noon to 4:00 p.m. This free event features a chili cook-off with local 'chili masters', live music, wagon rides, food vendors, local and professional ice carvers, and master ice sculptor from Rock on Ice Productions will demonstrate their artistic craft. Spectators will enjoy sampling chili while viewing the ice sculptures displayed with lights around the Courtsquare located on Main Street in Downtown Coshocton.
Ice carving sponsors are still being accepted. Sponsors can choose a block of ice with their choice of carving that will be displayed on the street during the event for $200 to $250. Or sponsors can choose to be a festival friend for $50. If you are interested in participating as a local ice carver or in sponsoring an ice carving of your choice for display at the festival, contact Stacey Shiver at 740-294-0287.
The chili cook-off will also be held from noon to 4:00 p.m. There is a $15 entry fee to enter the chili cook-off and cash prizes will be awarded for first place ($300), second place ($200) and third place ($100). To participate in the chili cook-off, contact Cheryl Wantuck at 440-666-2652 by February 16.
Our Town Coshocton is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, revitalizing, and promoting historic Coshocton County. A 501c3 founded in 2012, Our Town Coshocton has been responsible for the Coshocton First Friday Celebrations and the reconstruction of the sidewalks on the entryway bridge to Coshocton. For more information, contact Our Town Coshocton at 353 Walnut Street,, Coshocton, or call 440-466-2652.
Presented by Three Rivers Bluegrass and Relay for Life Team Alana
Usually the 4th Saturday of Each Month at the Coshocton Village Inn & Suites 115 N. Water St (SR 541 East on right beside McDonald's)
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Suggested Donation: $6.00 per person ( 12 and under free)
2015 Featured Band Schedule
|Feb 28||2nd Chance Band, Chestnut Ridge Gospel Bluegrass|
|Mar 28||Northwest Territory Band|
|Apr 18||Stockdale Family Band|
|May 16||Black Diamond Band|
|June 27||T-N-T Band|
|July 25||Awesome Possum Band|
|Aug 22||Joe Williams and Deep Water Band|
|Sept 26||Kevin Prater Bluegrass Band|
|Oct 24||Wills Creek Bluegrass Band|
|Nov 28||Wayfarers Band|
|Dec 26||Christmas / New Year's Party | 6pm - 11pm Bands TBA|
Make it an overnight getaway with the Sweetheart Package at Coshocton Village Inn & Suites which includes your overnight, champagne and a rose, chocolate covered strawberries, and a dinner voucher to a local restaurant. Call them at (740) 622-9455 to book your package.
The weekend of February 13, 2016, is a the perfect time to getaway to Coshocton, Ohio for The Chocolate Extravaganza and the Sweetheart Big Band Dance. Top off the evening by treating your special someone with an evening to remember with this getaway package.
Roscoe Village invites guests to join them as they bring together a Civil War troubadour, a chaplain, a veteran, a Civil War Santa and Abraham Lincoln in a very special commemoration of the 150th Anniversary with The Last Christmas of the Civil War. Warm cider and cookies along with a visit with a Civil War Santa will be offered immediately after the program at 6:45pm. All these wonderful activities take place during the first Roscoe Village Christmas Candlelighting on December 6th beginning at 6:00pm. Special holiday music will take place on stage at 5:00pm by the First Baptist Church of West Lafayette prior to the Candlelighting program.
Additional activities such as horse-drawn carriage rides, roasted chestnuts, Christmas crafts, and A Roscoe Christmas tour will take place throughout the day. No visit is complete without time for your holiday shopping in The Famous Shops of Roscoe Village, fine dining in one of three restaurants located in the village and a tour through the Nationally Accredited Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum.
Roscoe Village will host two additional Candlelighting programs on December 13th and December 20th. The second candlelighting, offered by the Roscoe Village Business Association, will have a local theme. The third and final program of the season, A Victorian Christmas Remembrance, will be hosted by Central Ohio Technical College.
For more information on Christmas Candlelightings, please call 740-622-7644 or 800-877-1830 or visit www.roscoevillage.com. The Village is located at 600 North Whitewoman Street on State Routes 16 and 83 near the junction of US Route 36 in east-central Ohio.
On December 11, 12, 13, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. enjoy the free annual holiday event —”Journey back through time to…The LIVE Nativity”.
Over one hundred members of the Coshocton Christian Tabernacle donate time, talent, animals, and costumes to bring the birth of Christ alive to our community.
Experience a truly old-fashioned Christmas! Family fun activities offered throughout the day – crafts, horse-drawn carriage rides, roasted chestnuts, cookies and hot-mulled cider, strolling carolers, a Christmas tour, luminaries, and a visit with Father Christmas. (Activities may vary for each Christmas Candlelighting Saturday.) Overnight Packages available.
As a kid growing up in Mansfield, I remember looking out the large picture window in my parents’ house during late afternoons in winter and watching crows stream north over the city. The birds would stretch from horizon to horizon in a single, ragged line, and the parade would last for an hour or more, literally thousands of crows. They were headed to a large roosting site just north of town where they’d spend the night in trees, then disperse over the countryside each morning for miles in every direction, scavenging for food.
Many of the crows roosted in the vicinity of the Mansfield Reformatory, the historic prison featured years later in several Hollywood movies, The Shawshank Redemption being one of the more famous. Because of its stone turrets, the prison looked something like the Magic Castle of Disneyland fame — at least I thought it did in my limited kid knowledge. As a result, I actually believed for a time that the prison was Disneyland, so I could never understand why my parents wouldn’t take me there to meet Mickey and Minnie. More than half a century later, both the historic prison building and the winter crow roost are still just north of Mansfield.
Lots of free fun.
The Pomerene Center for the Arts is proud to present the 3rd Annual Crow Homecoming, Saturday November 8, 11-3pm, in the 300 Block of Main Street, Coshocton, OH.
Why a Crow Homecoming? Fiercely territorial and loyal to their family groups during the summer nesting season, crows undergo a fall/winter transformation and become “communal” by the thousands to roost, i.e. sleep together. These roosts are one of the great animal phenomena of the world. Notoriously intelligent, crows have moved their once rural roosts into towns where they find light, warmth and safety. Coshocton is one of those towns.
Annually, upwards to 10,000 crows gather nightly from early November to early March in a line of trees along the river. Science says they’re here to stay. The Pomerene Center for the Arts says, “If you’re given lemons crows make lemonade, hot crowcoa, serve krownuts, hang crow quilts, hold a crow calling contest and dance!
Why Dance? It is hard to watch the crows flying in to roost without thinking somehow it’s a dance–so many bodies moving together through space–in time with each other. As an artform, there’s something very celebratory about Dance.
This year’s dance schedule looks like this: The week prior to the Homecoming New York dancer/choreographer Erin Carlisle Norton (daughter of Sue and Jon Carlisle–pastor at Coshocton Presbyterian Church) will conduct workshops with Coshocton High School and Ridgewood Middle School Phys Ed students, and dancers from Miss Jennifer's and The Silver Liners. Erin holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from OSU. Another Ohio trained dancer, Matt Simmers (senior dance major at OU and River View alum) will conduct hip-hop workshops with Phys Ed students at River View High School.
The third in the series of Roscoe Village candle lighting ceremonies will be held on Saturday, December 20th at 6 p.m.
A Victorian Christmas Remembrance will feature international actor Roger Jerome as Charles Dickens with music by Carolers of the Bells (Timothy Paul, Ryan McVay, Chelsea Carpenter and Claire Longaberger Kaido). Pastor Dale Sutton of Roscoe United Methodist Church will provide the invocation and benediction.
Following the candle lighting event, the community is invited to COTC’s Montgomery Hall for hot chocolate, cookies and a visit with a special guest from the North Pole.
The Coshocton Visitors Bureau will launch the Coshocton Crow Geotrail on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Jan Myers, Director of the Coshocton Visitors Bureau, explains that the Coshocton Crow Geotrail is a series of thirteen geocaches that will soon be hidden in the county creating a formal 'Geotrail' as it is known in the world of geocaching. Interested geocachers will be able to pick up the Geotrail 'passport' handout at the Visitors Bureau Office or print one off from their website beginning at 10:00 a.m. on November 8.
"We are excited about this new tourism project to bring visitors to the area," said Myers. "But we also know that there are many local people who will enjoy this new trail and we are so pleased to be able to bring this to the county. We are very thankful to Coshocton's own Wiley's Finest Fish Oil for sponsoring the Coshocton Crow Geotrail and to Coshocton Village Inn & Suites for being the official host hotel for the geotrail launch.
"We have been working with Dr. Lenie Holbrook, an Ohio University professor and geocaching consultant from Athens, Ohio, to assist us with the creation of our trail," said Myers. "He has been volunteering his time to assist us and we are truly grateful."
Geocaching is a world-wide activity similar to a scavenger hunt where participants use a GPS receiver device to search for containers that other cachers have hidden. "This is a hobby that has become extremely popular in Ohio and across the United States," added Myers. "Details about geocaching and how it is done can be found on geocaching.com."
Information about the Coshocton Crow Geotrail and the launch can be found on www.geocaching.com, at www.visitcoshocton.com/things-to-do/sports-outdoors/geocaching or by calling the Coshocton Visitors Bureau at (740) 622-4877.
Crow Geotrail T-shirts available as well.
Pomerene Center offers a Workshop with Dancing Wheels a premier arts and disabilities organization
Cleveland based DANCING WHEELS, a mixed ability professional dance company, is coming to Coshocton to teach and perform for the 3rd Annual Crow Homecoming, Saturday, November 8.
The dance workshop will be held from 11am-12:30pm in the Salvation Army gymnasium. Thanks to an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the workshop is free of charge. Space is limited so registration is required. The Pomerene Center is accepting applications from people with and without physical disabilities.
Reaching the community through educational programs and performances is an important and fulfilling part of The Dancing Wheels Company’s mission and philosophy. With dancers representing diversity of age, ethnicity, gender and physical ability, the Company embodies the message of equality and accessibility.
Mary Verdi-Fletcher, the first professional wheelchair dancer in the U.S., founded the Dancing Wheels Company in Cleveland in 1980. Born with spina bifida, Mary wanted to offer others with disabilities full and equal access into the world of dance.
Following the workshop, participants will participate in a performance parade welcoming the crow/snow birds back to Coshocton (Crowtown) for their annual winter roost. The performance will take place on Main Street in front of the court house at 1pm and will be followed by a community street dance with Hi-Fi Rendezvous. At 4pm, Dancing Wheels will perform at Raven’s Glenn Winery. Tickets are $15, wine and appetizers included.
To register for the workshop call 740.622.0326 or access the application online at www.pomerenearts.org. Tickets for the performance can be purchased online, at Raven’s Glenn or reserved by calling the above number.
The Pomerene Center for the Arts is located on the corner of 3rd and Mulberry Streets in Coshocton, Ohio. The Center is free and open to the public 1-5pm Tues-Sat or by appointment. The Pomerene Center works to keep life interesting through creativity and arts innovation.
Hunting in Coshocton Ohio is the best place to hunt deer in Ohio
If you're looking to tag a big buck this season, then Coshocton County, Ohio just might be where you'll find him. That's exactly why Coshocton, Ohio has become very well known to deer hunters throughout the United States. The county always ranks in the top three, and often times number one, in terms of deer kills in the state.
Roscoe Village sets the Main Stage Entertainment line-up for the 45th annual Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival on October 17, 18 and 19, 2014. Festival hours are 10am to 6pm on Friday and Saturday, and 10am to 5pm on Sunday.
Entertainment is free all three days; however, there is a festival admission fee of $5.00 for 12 years of age and up which includes admission to the living history buildings. Children under 12 are free. All Roscoe Village Members and members of the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum are asked to bring their member's card for free admission.
As summer turns to autumn Roscoe Village invites you for a brisk evening walk through this spirited canal town. On Friday and Saturday, October 17 & 18, 2014 during the 45th Annual Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival, Roscoe Village will host its Spirit of Roscoe tour.
Tours will begin at 7:00pm when an1800s Roscoe resident will invite you to stroll the dimly lit street of the village by lamplight. You will visit the many scenes of unsolved mysteries such as the Roscoe Fire Bug and local legends of our spirited canal town which includes the tale of the bloody Bible.
Tours last until 8:30pm. Admission is $9.95 for adults and $4.95 for students. Children under five are free. This is just one of the many exciting activities taking place during the 45th Annual Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival.
For decades, Coshocton has been known as 'Crow Town'. No one seems to recall when or why that nickname began, but in recent years thousands of Canadian Crows have decided to make Coshocton their winter roost from November through early March. So in order to make the best of the situation, the crows are now celebrated each November with 'crow-themed' festivities such as the Crow-shocton Crush winery event and the Crow Homecoming.
Getaway to Coshocton this fall just like the crows do! There's plenty going on this season including the Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival, Fall Foliage Tour, Fall Harvest Big Band Dance, Winery event, Crow Homecoming, GeoTrail Launch, and seasonal getaway packages.
Coshocton is known for Historic Roscoe Village, a restored 1800s town that was once a bustling port along the Ohio and Erie Canal. It is now home to restaurants, tours of the historic buildings, and the Famous Shops of Historic Roscoe Village. Special seasonal tours are also available during the fall and holidays including the 'Spirit of Roscoe' Tour October 17 & 18 and 'A Roscoe Christmas' in November and December.
Colonial Campground & RV Park - New for 2014 - Walk in cooler and deer processing room - process your own or let us skin and quarter*
Colonial Campground & RV Park is now offering deer processing facilities and services. The purpose built room houses a walk-in cooler capable of hanging 12 deer. Warm temperatures in the early hunting season create a challenge to keep meat from quickly going bad. The walk-in cooler solves this problem and eliminates the need to carry coolers and purchase ice.
The processing room allows hunters to process their deer in a clean, well set-up environment. Outside the cooler, ceiling mounted hoists and gambrels make the skinning process go quickly with minimal mess and hassle. A large stainless table also allows the hunter to do complete processing in the facility. The space is designed for DIY processors but basic skinning and processing is also offered.
The facilities are open to the public creating a convenient processing and storage location for hunters staying in hotels.
Camping at Colonial is open throughout the winter months. Find out more about Colonial Campground.
Book one of these awesome packages from Coshocton Village Inn & Suites. All of these packages include overnight accommodations, complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, use of the indoor heated pool, hot tub & sauna.
One of the great animal phenomena of the world is the congregation of large numbers of birds into a single communal sleeping group known as a “roost.” Annually, late October/early November, upwards to 10,000 crows come from as far away as Canada to roost in Coshocton, crow resort town, Crowtown.
Coshocton has carried the nickname Crowtown for some time. No one seems to know exactly where the nickname came from but it is somehow linked to motorcycles. In 2008, when crows began to congregate in town in significant enough numbers to warrant propane cannons and pyrotechnics, the name began to fit like a glove.
Science says they’re here to stay. The Pomerene Center for the Arts and the Coshocton Convention and Visitor Bureau–following the adage if you’re given lemons–says … “make hot crow-co, serve crow nuts and dance to celebrate the return of our large number of bird tourists.”
It is hard to watch the crows flying in to roost–so many bodies, grouped, moving through space, in time with each other–without thinking–somehow–it’s a dance.
We at the Coshocton Visitors Bureau are excited about this new database available for Ohio Hunters to search and document the large deer harvested in Ohio ~ including in Coshocton County! This article from ODNR Division of Wildlife explains the new online record book.
Buckeye Big Buck Club Records Available Online From the Ohio Division of Wildlife
The ODNR Division of Wildlife and the Buckeye Big Buck Club have teamed up to develop a searchable online database containing records of the largest bucks harvested by hunters in Ohio since 1957. This free online database is available at wildohio.gov.
• The online database easily allows anyone to search and rank Ohio’s record-book bucks by county, hunter, score, type of deer (typical or non-typical), hunting implement, year, and overall ranking. Results can be sorted and exported as a PDF or text file. The database will be updated annually.
• The ODNR Division of Wildlife is responsible for overseeing the management of fish and wildlife resources in Ohio. Funding for the ODNR Division of Wildlife comes predominantly from the licenses and permits paid by hunters, trappers, and anglers, in addition to federal Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration funds generated from excise taxes on shooting, hunting, and fishing equipment. Funds are apportioned to states based on the total area of the state and the total number of paid license holders.
• The Buckeye Big Buck Club is a nonprofit organization created in 1957 to increase the appreciation of Ohio's white-tailed deer. The club established and maintains a permanent database of Ohio's record-book bucks taken in fair chase. The club’s goals are to encourage trophy hunting by Ohio hunters, establish and maintain a permanent record of Ohio's trophy deer taken in fair chase, foster wise management of this valuable resource, and promote a positive relationship among hunter and landowners.
• Each year the Buckeye Big Buck Club honors hunters who harvest typical deer with antlers that meet the 140-inch scoring minimum, and non-typical deer with antlers that meet the 160-inch scoring minimum. Scores are determined by a series of measurements using the Boone and Crockett scoring system.
• Ohio ranks fifth nationally in resident hunters and 11th in the number of jobs associated with hunting-related industries. Hunting has a more than $853 million economic impact in Ohio through the sale of equipment, fuel, food, lodging and more, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Hunting in America: An Economic Force for Conservation publication.
For more information: 1-800-WILDLIFE (1-800-945-3543) http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/
Coshocton will host their first ever bacon festival also known as Appalachian Bacon Nation. The event, beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 13, will take place in downtown Coshocton on the city's Courthouse Square. The event will feature bacon inspired food, craft vendors, a beer garden, a bacon King and Queen contest, a bacon eating contest, a bacon cooking contest, a children's play area and more. The event will also feature live music all day. Admission and parking are free.
Prior to the festival, a 5K run will begin at 10:30 a.m. with registration starting at 9:00 a.m. Interested runners should pre-register online at www.appalachianbaconnation.com, or can register the morning of the race. The race with start and finish at the Coshocton Court Square.
Event coordinator, Brad Fuller, said, "It is so appropriate for our city to host a bacon festival as Kraft Foods produces Oscar Mayer Bacon here t its Coshocton facility. Kraft is a great community partner employing hundreds of our citizens and supporting this festival. In addition, bacon is such a cultural phenomenon right now that the event should draw bacon lovers from all around Ohio."
For more information go to www.appalachianbaconnation.com.
The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is hosting an evening of beer and bourbon pairings on Oct. 11, from 6:30 – 9:00 P.M. Beer, Bourbon, & Bites offers six pairings of exceptional bourbons or craft beers with a culinary treat. Diners will leisurely move from table to table, savoring either the bourbon or beer while eating the paired tapa. A dessert of mini pecan pie with coffee will be served at the finale. Cost for the event is $35.
Diners will need to select type of pairing—beer or bourbon—ahead of time. The evening will be casual, with diners proceeding from one table to another at their own pace. There will even be ample time to enjoy a cigar outside between pairings. Glasses of beer or bourbon and cigars will be available for purchase at the bar.
What a fabulous way to support the museum and treat yourself before winter presses in. Seating for Beer, Bourbon & Bites is limited. Reserve your table now!
The county fair is always an exciting time in Coshocton County and this year is no exception. With free nightly entertainment in the Grandstand, you can’t beat the value. You can also visit the numerous exhibits produced throughout the year by our talented youth programs and adult organizations. And, don’t forget the fabulous fair food.
Hope to see you at the fair! www.coshoctoncountyfair.org
The Three Rivers Wine Trail presents Crow-shocton Crush Wine Trail Event on Saturday, November 8, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests will enjoy the fall season and taste delicious wines from the five wineries that make up the wine trail. Your $20 per person ticket gets you your wine tastings at each winery, visits with the wine makers, and a special gift. You can purchase your ticket from any of the five Three Rivers Wine Trail wineries ~ Shawnee Springs Winery, Rainbow Hills Winery, Heritage Vineyard Winery, Yellow Butterfly Winery or Raven's Glenn Winery.
There′s something special about fall in Roscoe Village. Perhaps it′s the splendor of the scenery in southern Ohio′s rolling hills, the crisp mornings and warm afternoons or the smoky, sweet scent of homemade apple butter simmering over an open fire. Perhaps it is all of this that combines to make the Apple Butter Stirrin′ in Historic Roscoe Village in Coshocton synonymous with fall.
Roscoe Village invites you to participate in their upcoming Spring Home School Days on September 15 and 16, 2014 from 10am to 5pm. It promises to be a full day of having fun while learning!
Enjoy hands-on crafts with candle dipping, tin punching and wooden top painting. Hear the blacksmith's anvil ring, print a bookmark at the print shop, dress up in 1800 period costume at the Visitor Center, write on a slate at the one-room school or visit the doctor′s office learn about Canal Era medicine. Experience a leisurely ride on a horse drawn boat at near-by Lake Park and discover a wonderful treasure at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum featuring Oriental, American Indian, Historic Ohio and Decorative Art galleries.
The cost of the Living History Exhibits is $4.50 for school age children through adults and under age five being free; hands on activities are $2.50 per craft. The canal boat ride is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for students running at 1pm and the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum tours are $2.00 for adults and $1.50 for students with tour times of 12:00pm to 5:00pm.
For additional information, please call 740-622-7644 or 800-877-1830 ext. 12. You may also visit our website at www.roscoevillage.com. Roscoe Village is located on State Routes 16 and 83 near the junction of US Route 36 in east-central Ohio.