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.
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
The City of Coshocton has been recognized as one of Ohio’s BEST Hometowns for 2015-2016 by Ohio Magazine.
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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.