Our Mission is to inspire creativity, the love of learning and an appreciation of diverse cultures and local heritage. Towards this end the museum preserves and interprets its cross-cultural collections and presents complementary exhibits and programs.
The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum was established in 1931 with a bequest of 15,000 multi-cultural artifacts by Coshocton Ohio native sons, John & David Johnson.
"Fake News" From the Past: Archaeological Mysteries and the Psychology of Deception Public Symposium
The keynote speaker, Dr. Peter Hancock, is the author of Hoax Springs Eternal--The Psychology of Cognitive Deception. Dr. Hancock will be using well-known historical hoaxes to explain the nature of deception, leading his listeners through a captivating tour of the human mind—its strengths and frailties. Joining Dr. Hancock are three panelists who have researched “archaeological finds” in the Americas that were most certainly hoaxes although enthusiastically embraced at the time of discovery. Panelists include Dr. Bradley Lepper, Senior Curator of Archaeology for the Ohio History Connection in Columbus, Dr. Jennifer Raff, Assistant Professor of Physical Anthropology at the University of Kansas, and Dr. David Anderson, Ph.D. in Anthropology from Tulane University. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
We are no longer accepting reservations for our What Women Want event on April 22th, Click here for the Menu, and a list of auction packages.
Sustainability Needs for 2017
December 2016 we began a campaign to improve the lighting in two galleries, the acoustics in the activity room, and to replace our 11-year old server. (The server stores all the info. for the museum and connects the computers.) We are close to our lighting goal thanks to a generous grant from McWane Ductile and a donation by The Junior Women's Club. We still need $4,175 for new acoustic tile in the activity room and $3,100 for the server.
Please consider contributing to one of these needs.
Lighting Project: $5,910 (total is 7,931)
Acoustic Tile in Activity Room: $4,175 (Total is $4,475)
Server: $3,100 (Total is $3,500)