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Museum receives grant to support new initiative

| June 21, 2013

COSHOCTON – The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is pleased to announce it has received an Ohio Humanities Council grant to support a Coshocton County arts and community history initiative in the fall of 2013: Coshocton Crossroads: Living Traditions in the Heart of Ohio. Based around a multi-site exhibition in Roscoe Village, Coshocton Crossroads will explore the links between locally made arts and crafts and Coshocton County’s rich history.

The Coshocton Crossroads initiative will include a multi-site exhibition located throughout Roscoe Village at participating retailers and the shop at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum. Complete details on the exhibition and its related programming will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Coshocton Crossroads initiative will be coordinated on behalf of the Museum by Robert Colby, PhD, who will curate the multi-site exhibition and oversee its related programming. Colby, in conjunction with Ed Kiefer, recently opened Commonwealth Americana, a new retail space in Roscoe Village that promotes Coshocton County-made arts and crafts.

The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum (www.jhmuseum.org) in Coshocton County’s Roscoe Village is an AAM-accredited museum with a mission that includes promoting a greater understanding of Coshocton County history and regional culture through vibrant tourism experience. Through its special exhibitions, the Museum also presents the best of contemporary arts and crafts. The Coshocton Crossroads project embodies the museum’s core missions of contemporary arts and local history programming and extends them beyond its walls in support of quality tourism.

The Ohio Humanities Council (www.ohiohumanities.org) is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The OHC “encourages all Ohioans to explore the human story, to use history, philosophy and the other humanities as the means to arrive at new insights.”

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