Family stories about WWI to be shared at museum

| November 9, 2016

COSHOCTON – The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is hosting an informal gathering on Monday, Nov. 14 to share family stories about WWI. Perhaps a grandparent, great-uncle or neighbor served in the war or was preparing to ship out just as the war ended. Maybe you heard stories about life on the home front or knew of local factories manufacturing supplies for the war.

If you have articles from the war such as uniforms, medals, photos, or discharge papers, please bring them to share. Listeners, too, are welcome to come and bring their questions. The gathering will begin at 7 p.m. and be held in the Montgomery Gallery where the exhibit, Remembering the Great War: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of WWI, is displayed. Bill Given, curator of the exhibit, will be facilitating the discussion. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Admission for the Family Stories about WWI is free.

The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum will be offering monthly programs to commemorate the 100th anniversary of WWI through 2017. The program for Monday, Dec. 12 is Film Night—Joyeux Noel. Remembering the Great War, sponsored by Auer Ace Hardware in Coshocton, will be on display through Saturday, Dec. 31.

The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is located at 300 N. Whitewoman St. in Historic Roscoe Village. Beginning Nov. 1, the museum is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, 1 to 4:30 p.m. For information, contact JHM at 740-622-8710, e-mail or visit 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.

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