Are you passionate about historic Coshocton? How about the Revolutionary Period? Then the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum’s newly re-opened Historic Ohio Exhibit is just the place for you!
Visit this exhibit year round at JHM!
Our newly updated Historic Ohio exhibit will focus on the Coshocton area from first contact with Natives through the 1860s, stopping just before the start of the Civil War. Our recent renovation has given us the opportunity to fill a previous timeline gap between the Native American Exhibit and the Historic Ohio Exhibit. We feature everything from the Delaware Tribe and Coshocton’s role as its capitol, to an extensive Revolutionary War firearm display. With our hands on fur collection and replica cabin, you can immerse yourself in history and experience all JHM has to offer!
We also feature a hands on cave experience for young explorers! A representation of the Nicholas Miller cave shelter, this activity area features furs, games, and hands on tools!
Nicholas Miller came to Coshocton County in 1802 to work as a surveyor, plotting out this section of the Northwest Territory to be awarded to veterans of the War for Independence. The first winter he lived in a cave, with only his dog for companionship. In an altercation with a bear, this faithful dog was killed defending his master.
The descendants of Nicholas Miller wanted people to remember what it was like to live on the Ohio Frontier. In 1946 they donated a major collection of early American artifacts including tools, guns, and furnishings to the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum; many of which are currently displayed in this exhibit.