OHIO’S PREHISTORY — THE BIG PICTURE


OHIO’S PREHISTORY — THE BIG PICTURE

Join me at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum in Coshocton on the evening of Monday November 5th for a program on Ohio’s ancient American Indian cultures.  

This talk will set the stage for the museum’s new exhibit of artifacts found in Coshocton County as well as neighboring counties. The title of this exhibition is Traces of Time, Traces of Glory: Native American prehistoric tools and points and it will be on display through the end of the year.

The program will begin at 6:30 PM and there is an admission fee of $6 for adults and $3 for students.

I consider the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum something of a second home, because it was my base of operations during the time I spent in Coshocton County researching the Paleoindian occupation of the region for my PhD dissertation. And for a short time after my graduation the museum obtained a small grant to employ me as a temporary curator of archaeology.

The museum has an outstanding collection of both prehistoric and historic objects, including the ever-popular Newark Holy Stones, which are fascinating scientific forgeries from the 19th century. It’s well worth a visit just to view these celebrated objects that epitomize the Moundbuilder Myth and open a window on the history of American science, politics, and religion.

For more information about the program as well as the exhibit, contact the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum at (740) 622-8710 or by e-mail, at [email protected].

The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is located at 300 N. Whitewoman St. in Roscoe Village, Coshocton. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

 

Brad Lepper

Posted October 24, 2012
Topics: Archaeology

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