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Remembering the Great War: the 100th Anniversary of WWI Exhibit at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum

World War I Uniforms

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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Learn to Draw Super Heros

Learn How to Draw Super Heros at the JHMEver 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.

White Night--Dinner under the Stars

white night dinner fundraiser coshocton ohioLooking 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.

White Night is a fundraising event for the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum. You may purchase your tickets and wine at the museum, by phone or website (www.jhmuseum.org). Tickets must be purchased by July 27th. (Please note that JHM’s liquor license does not permit participants to bring their own alcohol.) The museum is located at 300 N. Whitewoman Street in Roscoe Village, Coshocton, OH 43812. Contact JHM at 740-622-8710 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Ohio Hopewell Earthworks: Significant enough to be named a World Heritage Site?

Johnson Humrickhouse Museum Lecture on Newark EarthworksOhio 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 is open daily from Noon to 5:00 P.M. Admission prices are Adults, $4, Students, $3 and Families (2 adults with children under 18), $11. The Ohio Hopewell Earthworks presentation is free with admission. 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. For more information contact the museum at 740-622-8710 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

See the Famous Newark Holy Stones

Newark Holy Stones at the JH Museum in Coshocton 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.

Beer, Bourbon & Bites

Museum Fundraiser BeerThe Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is hosting an evening of beer and bourbon pairings on January 27, from 7:30 - 9:30 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 culinary treats.  Cost for the event is $45 per person, ages 21 and older only.

Paid reservations by check, credit card or cash must be received by January 22. Beer, Bourbon & Bites is a fundraising event organized by the Friends of the Museum Board.

For more information or to make reservations contact the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum at 740-622-8710 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is located at 300 N. Whitewoman Street, Coshocton, OH 43812. Winter museum hours are Friday - Sunday 12 - 4 P. M.

What a fabulous way to support the museum and treat yourself on a cold winter evening. Seating for Beer, Bourbon & Bites is limited. Reserve your table now!

Advertising Art of Coshocton Special Exhibit

Advertising Art of Coshocton Ohio

Advertising Art of Coshocton will be displayed at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum June 7 - September 14. The exhibit features specialty-advertising items made in Coshocton from the 1890s through the 1950s. Like the perfect vacation, the show will delight viewers on many levels, offering beauty, history, enchantment and unexpected amusement. The city of Coshocton was for many years the nation’s leading manufacturer of advertising art, shipping products worldwide.

Things to do in Coshocton Ohio this Spring

Fun things to do in Coshocton this Spring

Checking Out Coshocton

Now that early spring weather is finally here, ideas for places to enjoy nature and some much anticipated sunshine may be appreciated. One place that people in the area may not have visited yet has an abundance of fun things on the list for April and May. In Coshocton, just southwest of New Philadelphia, about 1 1⁄2 hours from Alliance, a special tulip garden is open to the public, a llama show is ready to take off, a bluegrass concert is planned, along with a wine tasting event, flea market and a dogwood festival. And in Historic Roscoe Village, also in Coshocton, a special, quirky, exhibit is set to open at a the JHM museum, a kid's canal activity day has been organized, comedy nights are available, and a second wine tasting event is scheduled that will include favorites from five area vineyards.

The following is a more detailed description of some of the fun that can be had this spring in Coshocton. 

Things to do in Coshocton Ohio this Spring


Clary Gardens is open daily year around, and it has a sweet event in full swing right now called Bulbs in Bloom. Everyone can come and roam the gardens from April 22 through May 30, but the tulips are best witnessed during the month of April, when there are hundreds of blooms in bloom. Daffodils kick off this burst of spring color, followed by more daffodils and tulips blooming throughout the month. While at the garden, be sure to find the ponds, springhouse, and stone amphitheater -- or take a hike on the half-mile woodland trail through some sandstone outcroppings. The garden is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and often until dusk; maps are available in parking areas. Clary Gardens is an emerging public garden that is being developed in eastern Ohio, amid the Appalachian foothills. Founded in 2001, it is currently in its early stages of development and the public is encouraged to visit as the garden grows. The existing landscape includes 20 acres of rolling hills, spring-fed ponds, sandstone outcroppings, and a ravine. Located at 588 W. Chestnut St. (State Route 541 West), Coshocton, 740-622-6524, or www.clarygardens.org.


See how younsters on the canal lived and worked, try your hand at houseboat chores, be a hoggee or a deck hand, enjoy playing canal-era games, hear stories of the canal, learn some fun canal songs, try on canal-era costumes, enjoy special treats, and take home some fun things as a reminder of this special time. This event is starts at 6 p.m. in Roscoe Village at North Whitewoman Street, on April 24 with registration at 5:30 p.m. Call 740-622-7644, extension 20.


In the early 1800s, goods were shipped from the ports on Lake Erie and the Ohio River to developing towns and villages in the state. This is when the vivid history of the port town of Roscoe Village began. Guided tours are offered at 1 p.m. daily in April and May when visitors can learn all about what life was like along the Ohio & Erie Canal. Participants will enjoy strolling along the street rich with history as they experience delightful shops, delicious dining, and unique lodging options available in Historic Roscoe Village -- America's Canal Town -- located at 600 N. Whitewoman St. in Coshocton, 740-622-7644 or www.roscoevillage.com.


Comedy and music are also in the mix this spring in Coshocton. On April 5 and May 3, the Warehouse Steak 'n Stein offers live Comedy Club Nights to help people get their laugh on and then spend the night at a nearby hotel, suite or B&B to make the getaway more complete. On April 26, enjoy live bluegrass music at the Coshocton Village Inn & Suites. Then, on April 27, the Coshocton Community Choir's spring concert will begin at 3 p.m. in the McKinley Auditorium. This annual concert features more than 200 musicians and attracts hundreds of visitors each year, 740-622-4877 or 800-338-4724.


A flea market will be held May 10-11 in the Coshocton County Fairgrounds Commercial Building No. 2, located at 707 Kenilworth Ave., in Coshocton. Each montly show features a variety of dealers with antiques, collectibles, glassware, coins, furniture, war relics, vintage jewelry, advertising items, books, knives, tools, old toys, post cards, and more. The event opens around 10 a.m. and is open to the public at no charge, 740-622-6329.


This tour is made up of five wineries that comprise the Three Rivers Wine Trail: Raven's Glenn Winery, Rainbow Hills Winery, Shawnee Springs Winery, Yellow Butterfly Winery, and Heritage Vineyard Winery. On April 26, a special tasting event is planned, and now that spring is here, it's the perfect time to get away and relax a bit in Coshocton and enjoy the great outdoors, touring, shopping, dining, getaway packages, and wineries, www.threeriverswinetrailohio.com.


The Open Highway Bluegrass Band will play from 7 to 9 p.m. on April 26, with Max Hardesty to open the party from 6 to 6:45 and an acoustic jam from 9:15 to 11 p.m. Admission is $5 and kids under 12 are free. The event is in support of the local Relay For Life and will take place at Coshocton Village Inn & Suites, 115 N. Water St., (just off 541 East), in Coshocton (beside McDonald's). Contact Duane or Clenda Hardesty at 740-498-8456 with any questions or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


An animal lovers treat is planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 26 at the Coshocton County Fairgrouns, when llamas will be paraded about during the Llama Show. There is no charge to the public. Contact Janice Shilling for more information at 330-897-1243.


A treasure is any thing or person greatly valued or highly prized. Often it is precious because of its connection to a special person or place so the story itself is more valuable than the actual object. A new exhibit at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum will feature personal treasures and their stories contributed by Coshocton residents. Prized Possessions will also include rarely seen pieces from JHM's collections, perhaps better described as its hidden treasures. The exhibit promises to be as original, quirky and diverse as the people around us. Brass knuckles, carved ivory, crystals, an Indian grinding stone, African souvenirs, artwork and childhood toys are just some of the personal items that will be displayed. Prized Possessions runs from April 26 through May 25 and is sponsored by the Mary Taylor Family. JHM is open daily from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday through Sunday in April and from noon to 5 p.m. beginning May 1. In addition to its special exhibits, the museum's permanent collections are displayed in three galleries: Historic Ohio, American Indian and Asian. A Civil War display can also be viewed in a fifth gallery. JHM is located in Historic Roscoe Village, a restored canal-era town sited along the former Ohio & Erie Canal at 300 N. Whitewoman Street, in Coshocton, 740-622-8710 or www.jhmuseum.org.


The Dogwood Festival is a community celebration of the visual and performing arts. Coshocton is the birthplace of the advertising art industry, and it had the second highest per capita population of artists east of the Mississippi in the 1900s. Its citizens are also deeply rooted Appalachian. So, the festival is a celebration of both. The event will take place from May 2-10 with multiple venues and variable costs, plus lots of free events. For more information, call 740-622-0326 or visit www.pomerenearts.org/gatherings/dogwood-festival.


On May 17, the public is invited to Taste for Summer, the fourth annual Wine and Barbeque Festival at Clary Gardens. Enjoy tasting wines from nine of the area's finest wineries as well as some of the best BBQ Ohio has to offer. Ohio Breweries will be joining the event to showcase their craft beers. There will be live music, activities, craft and retail vendors, plus shuttles to and from other local attractions, such as Historic Roscoe Village and Coshocton County Airport for an Aerial Tour of the Three Rivers Wine Trail. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and a $5 entry fee will be charged plus $10 for 10 tastings with a complementary wine glass included. Clary Gardens are located at 588 W. Chestnut St., in Coshocton, 740-622-6524 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Commonwealth Americana celebrates first year anniversary with fundraiser for Coshocton’s Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum

Butterflys Ball

In honor of its first year anniversary, Commonwealth Americana has commissioned a new edition of William Roscoe’s The Butterfly’s Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast from the Letterpress Studio at Oberlin College. 100 hand-numbered copies will be available for purchase for a minimum donation of $10 each with 100% of the proceeds to benefit Coshocton’s Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum.

Beginning April 15th, copies may be reserved at Commonwealth Americana at Kiefer’s Florist (Mon – Sat, 9:00-5:00), 381 Hill Street, Coshocton, OH, 43812, or by calling Ed Kiefer at 740.622.3993.

Prized Possessions Special Exhibit thru May 25

Prized Possessions

Visit the new 'Prized Possessions' exhibit at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum featuring personal treasures and their stories contributed by Coshocton residents and rarely seen pieces from JHM’s hidden treasures collections.  The exhibit promises to be as original, quirky and diverse as the people around us. Brass knuckles, carved ivory, crystals, an Indian grinding stone, African souvenirs, artwork and childhood toys are just some of the personal items that will be displayed. 

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Coshocton Visitors Bureau Mission Statement
The mission of the Coshocton Visitors Bureau is to increase overnight stays in one of our lodging facilities through the promotion of tourism experiences, overnight packages, and attractions to encourage tourists to visit, explore, and plan return visits to Coshocton County.

The Coshocton County Visitor Bureau is a proud supporter of the following organizations:

 Ohio Heartland Wine and Cheese Trail Ohio Travel Association Coshocton Chamber of Commerce Coshocton is Blooming Coshocton Port Authority Johnson Humrickhouse MuseumCoshocton Airport Amphiteater Ohio Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus Coshocton Friends of the Park Clary Gardens Adventures in Northeast Ohio Ohio Has It Pomerene Center of the Arts Ohio Appalachian Country Coshocton Footlight Players Roscoe Village Association   

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