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Our Town Stories to discuss funeral parlors and in-home wakes

| July 10, 2017

COSHOCTON – Funeral Parlors and In-Home Wakes is the topic for the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum’s Our Town Stories discussion on July 13. Where were local funeral parlors located and who owned them? Which ones had space for services? Did you ever attend an in-home wake/viewing? How long were bodies usually kept home before burial? Funerals as well as grieving and burial rituals have changed over the years so we hope you’ll share your earliest memories during this hour-long discussion.

JHM’s Our Town Stories gathering occurs monthly on the second Thursday of the month at noon. The conversation animates “the old days” as we conjure up memories, share personal stories, and recall Coshocton County as it once was. All are welcome to participate, whether you grew up in Coshocton or not. The atmosphere is casual and the discussion is always informative, fun and surprising. Admission for the program is free, and beverages and cookies will be provided. Bring your sandwich and make the most of your lunch break.

August’s topic is “Dancing: Bands and Venues.” For more information, contact the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum at 740-622-8710 or [email protected]. The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is located at 300 N. Whitewoman Street, Coshocton. The museum is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, 1 – 4:30 p.m.

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