Come celebrate 100 years of Kiefer’s

| November 20, 2013

COSHOCTON – The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is pleased to present One Hundred Years of Kiefer’s Floral, on display from Thursday, Nov. 21 through Tuesday, Dec. 31. Join us at the opening reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 21.

Ed Kiefer is the third generation of Kiefers in Coshocton to specialize in flower cultivation and arrangements. The exhibit features personal and historical materials that expose the many facets of the floral business. Telegrams, FTD books, ledgers and brochures give a historical glimpse of the work side of running a flower business. Thank-you notes and the occasional complaint along with photographs reveal the personal side to the business and the importance of flowers in people’s lives. Flowers express celebration, pomp, mourning, beauty and of course, love. The numerous newspaper clippings and awards also remind us of the Kiefer family’s participation in the life of Coshocton.

Anyone who enjoys local history or history in general will enjoy this display. Additionally, many local residents will recognize the names of the happy (or disgruntled) customers as they read the correspondence. We’ll have a book available for you to add your memories of Kiefer’s Flowers so that you can be part of the story. Kiefer’s Florist and Greenhouse has secured a place in Coshocton’s history and we hope you’ll join visitors to the museum in honoring their service.

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 open daily from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and located at 300 N. Whitewoman St. For information, contact JHM at 622-8710, e-mail or visit

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