Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum

The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is the center for local historical archives. It permanently houses local Native American relics and local pioneer relics. Rotating displays in the past have included local history items from the old Pope Gosser China Factory and specialty advertising items. Coshocton is the birthplace of specialty advertising. Other displays have included World War II items, paintings by native son, Benton Clark, and wood carvings by the late Sam Clow. The museum also sponsors programming of a historical nature, e.g. Brad Lepper, Ohio Historical Society Archaeologist, who spoke on the Newark Holy Stones in late March. The museum founders purchased these artifacts in 1870, soon after they were discovered. The museum also has yearly programming about Native Americans, e.g. Russell H. Booth, Jr., author of “The Tuscarawas Valley in Indian Days.”