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.
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?
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!