Couples Clay Date

 

When: February 15th
Time: 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Price: $55 per couple

Grab your Honey for this unique evening of romantic creativity.  Each couple will be given a slab of clay to form a vase of their own design. After creating the piece, they will select a color for the glaze. Vases will be finished by Instructor Rachel Hall in her studio and delivered to JHM for pick-up after glazing and firing.

The class will focus on hand-building as opposed to wheel thrown clay work. Participants will explore different techniques such as slabs, coils, and attachments to create their own vase. Tools to add textures and designs will be provided. 

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Instructor Rachel Hall credits her innate love and talent for pottery to her upbringing. Raised in a potter’s studio, she has made a name for herself making beautifully designed and crafted clayware inspired by her love of nature and positivity. Her items can be viewed on her business’s Facebook page, Hillbippie Clay or @Hillbippie.

 

Cozumel Underwater Film Night

When: March 15th
Time: 7:00 P.M.

Join us for an underwater tour off the coast of Cozumel, Mexico, with scuba diver Maxx McKenna. For several years Maxx has been exploring and videotaping amazing and spectacular sub-aquatic landscapes and animals not only in Ohio but in Asia and Mexico. We are pleased that he is sharing his adventures with the public. 

 
The program is free, thanks to a donation towards adult programs.
 
 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 Contest

Due: November 2018


Open to persons of any age who reside or work in Coshocton County, including students whose permanent home is in Coshocton County. Essays must be 1,000 - 3,000 words and must have some connection, possibly tenuous, to the Coshocton Frontier, which is defined as the 18th century. 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 

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. 

 

 

Mary Harris Essay Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of The 2017 Mary Harris Prize, our annual non-fiction writing competition sponsored by Dr. Scott Butler. The competition was open to persons of any age who reside or work in Coshocton County, including students whose permanent home is in Coshocton County. Essays were required to have some connection, possibly tenuous, to the Coshocton Frontier, which is defined as 18th-century Coshocton County. $3,000 in prize money was awarded to the following winners, listed below with the titles of their essay.

 

1st Place Winners: Holli Rainwater:  Revisiting Whitewoman Street:  Bridging Cultures with Mary Harris 

 

Lauren Malenke:  Magic Medicine: The Art of Healing Meets the Darkness of Disease on the Coshocton Frontier

 

2nd Place Winner: Samantha Servais:  Indian Captivity and Adoption on the Coshocton Frontier 

 

Honorable Mention Prize:  Olivia Ringenberg:  The Capture and Escape of Barbara Leininger

 

Essays by the 2016 winners of The Mary Harris Prizes competition are published in the newly released 2017 edition of The Coshocton Review. This “Special Walhonding Valley Issue” also includes Scott Butler’s recent research on the Indian groups that inhabited the Walhonding Valley, along with their languages and place names. The Coshocton Review may be purchased in the our gift shop, or through the link below.

 

 

 

 

 



2016 Mary Harris Prize Winners
Left to right: Scott Butler, Jael Malenke,Linda Baker McNeely,
Campbell Miller, Diane Jones and Laurie McClary.

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:
Jan. 11—Consumer Products
Feb. 8—Life-Changing Technologies
Mar. 8 —Getting into Mischief



(2nd Thursday each month, 12 P.M.)

 

Johnson Humrickhouse Museum
300 N. Whitewoman Street
Coshocton, OH 43812
740-622-8710
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