Ask the Curator Sundays planned

| August 22, 2014

COSHOCTON – The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum’s exhibit of Coshocton advertising art is an once-in-a-lifetime experience. Certainly there will never be another display as expansive and high-caliber as this one. The show contains trays, signs, and novelties from 10 Coshocton companies produced in 1887 through 1950.

Imagine yourself in Coshocton 100 years ago. A number of your extended family probably worked for American Art Works, H.D. Beach, Marshall, Novelty, or W. F. Smith. Each day trains were loaded with crates containing signs and trays that were shipped all over the country. Art, innovation and manufacturing were the gears that moved Coshocton’s economy and society. Step inside the gallery and you’ll be caught up in that energy.

Advertising Art of Coshocton will be on exhibit through Sept. 14. If you’re interested in learning more, stop by the museum from 2 to 5 p.m. on any of the remaining Sundays for a personal tour of the show. Exhibit curator Joe Kreitzer will be available to give overviews, answer questions, point out the most interesting pieces, and offer insight into these pioneering companies and their owners.

The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is open daily from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $4 adults; $3 children; and free for Friends of the Museum. This event is sponsored by The Beach Company, Novelty Advertising Company, and curators, William Carlisle and Joe Kreitzer. The Ohio Arts Council also helped fund this event with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is located at 300 N. Whitewoman St. For information, contact JHM at 622-8710, e-mail [email protected]org or visit

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