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Our Town Stories to discuss sweet shops and bakeries

| February 4, 2019

Workman’s Restaurant circa 1940.

COSHOCTON – Sweet shops and bakeries, the next topic for the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum’s Our Town Stories, will be Feb. 14 at noon. Today, Walmart or Buehler’s is a convenient place to grab a pie, confectionery or cake. Coshocton once boasted many smaller bakeries and sweet shops, including the Home Bakery, Federal Bakery, Sunlite Bakery, as well as the Bon Ton Bakery. Bon Ton Bakery was first located at the site of the Past Time Theater in the early 1910s and 20s, and then moved to 426 Main Street. They employed expert cake baker Fred Workman, Sr. (father of the late Fred Workman of local Workman’s Restaurant fame) who was known for his delicious baked goods. Do you remember any bakeries that once populated Coshocton’s Main Street? Come share your memories with us during this hour-long discussion. Always a great conversation!

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.

March’s topic is “Local Artists.” 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 Friday through Sunday noon to 4 p.m.

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