Stories behind sports exhibit to be shared

| September 16, 2013

COSHOCTON – If you like sports, history or just a good story, you will love, Who, What and Why: The Stories behind the Unforgettable Sports Legends Exhibit, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum.

Rocky Civiello will entertain you with the facts and stories behind rare pieces that are on display. He has collected sports memorabilia for decades. Civiello’s not that interested in the baseball that was signed at a trade show or a stock uniform. He wants that inscribed metal cup that Cy Young had commissioned to give to a few special people or that one-of-a-kind charcoal drawing presented to Young by the Duquesne Brewing Company. You’ll see and hear about those items and more during this talk. Civiello has an eye for the exceptional and a memory that holds a century of baseball, football and boxing history.

The Unforgettable Sports Legends exhibit features hundreds of baseball, football, boxing, basketball, racing and hockey collectibles. Highlighted are Ohio teams such as Ohio State, the Browns and the Reds, as well as local super stars—Bob Brenly, Cy Young and Woody Hayes. For you who are avid collectors, you will be gratified to see a complete set of rookie cards of baseball’s 500 home run club members and a collection of vintage bobbleheads. Unforgettable Sports Legends, sponsored by the Coshocton Downtowner Plaza, will be on display through Sunday, Oct. 6. The museum is open noon to 5 p.m. daily through October.

Cost for the Who, What and Why program is included in the museum’s general admission: $4 for adults and $3 for students. Reservations are required. To make your reservations contact the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum at 622-8710 or e-mail [email protected]. The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is located at 300 N. Whitewoman St. in Roscoe Village. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

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