WWI Poster Exhibit Presentation



When: November 5th 
Time: 4:30 P.M.
Cost: Free 

 

Mike Falk, curator of the exhibit give a talk about WWI poster, His presentation will touch on the artists, printing techniques, need for the posters, and events that occurred during the war.

the Exhibit will include over 100 posters from the 1915 – 1919 period of World War 1, representing the propaganda efforts of the United States, Britain, France and Germany. The posters cover a variety of topics ranging from enlistment, conservation and government loans to troop entertainment.  Some are beautiful illustrations while others are just simple art or printed words.

Mike was raised in Coshocton and has lived in Columbus since he graduated from OSU. He has been collecting both World War 1 and World War 2 posters for over 30 years.  Mike’s father-in-law, knowing of Mike’s interest in militaria, purchased some while antique hunting in Columbus to give to him as a gift.

 

The Ohio Arts Council also helped fund this event with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. 

The Walhonding Valley in Frontier Times

When: Nov. 16th
Time: 6:30 P.M.
Cost: $4.00 for adults; students and friend of JHM free

The Walhonding Valley in the 18th century was the location of migrations, numerous towns, and powerful chiefs of Native American peoples, yet few writings concentrate on the valley itself. Dr. Scott E. Butler, Ph.D., has been researching this area and will share some interesting discoveries in his presentation entitled The Walhonding Valley in Frontier Times  Dr. Butler’s talk will sketch the panorama of the history of the Walhonding Valley from the earliest known history until the activities of Johnny Appleseed which brought national attention to the area. A grammatically correct derivation of the meaning of the name “Walhonding” will also be presented, together with possible reasons why the Delaware Indians chose it for the area. 

At the conclusion of the talk, the winners of the 2017 Mary Harris Prizes for non-fiction writing will be announced and awards presented (if the recipient is present). A total of $2,500 in prize money has been allotted for the awards. This is the third year the competition has been offered.

 The 2017 issue of The Coshocton Review, which includes prize-winning essays from last year’s competition, will be available for purchase that evening. Activities and people of the Walhonding Valley are also prominent in many of the Review’s articles. A new publication by Dr. Butler, Aboriginal Language of the Coshocton Foundation, may also be obtained in the our gift shop. The purpose of this scholarly work is to create effective study materials for those interested in comprehending the entire grammar of the American Indian languages that were spoken in the Coshocton area during the 18th century.

 

 The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

Anthem for Doomed Youth; Poetry of WWI

When: Nov. 16th
Time: 7:00 P.M.
Cost: $4.00 for adults; students and friend of JHM free

Jeremy Glazier, Associate Professor of English at Ohio Dominican University, covers the early, exuberant verses of Rupert Brooke to the later, more cynical poetry of Siegfried Sassoon, Rudyard Kipling, and others, highlighting key authors and quintessential themes. Professor Glazier will share the most significant touchstones for understanding expressions of humanity in the grip of the most devastating conflict the world had ever seen.

 

 

  The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

Mary Harris Essay 2017

Due: November 1, 2017
Awarded: November 16 at 6:00 P.M.

Open to persons of any age who reside or work in Coshocton County, including students whose permanent home is in Coshocton County. Essays must have some connection to the County. Only non-fiction with proper citations will be accepted. Works will be judged on writing quality, exposition of topic and accuracy.  Essays which won 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in the 2015 and 2016 contests are ineligible. Other previously submitted entries may be re-submitted in whole or altered form. Previous winners may enter with a new essay.

The competition has $3,000 allotted for prize money--$1,000 for 1st Place, $500 for 2nd, and five $200 prizes for Honorable Mention. A $500 award will also be granted at the discretion of the judges. Entries must be submitted by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by mail or dropped off in person to the Museum by November 1, 2017. Award winners will be announced at the museum on Nov. 16th at 6:00 P.M.

Examples for topics include history, people, culture, Native American nations, languages and culture, flora and fauna, hunting, agriculture, child care, personal dress, make-up and body decoration, religion, philosophy, literature, etc. 

Our Town Talks

Join our informal conversation about Coshocton in the ol' days. Whether you're a Coshocton native or a newbie to the area, it's always a fun and relevant discussion. Bring your lunch. Free program to all.

 

Topics of Discussion:
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300 N. Whitewoman Street
Coshocton, OH 43812
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