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Coshocton Things to Do

  • One-Room School Visit

    While on a wonderful tour with Carter, we visited the one-room school. I took three photographs while there:First photograph shows the outside of this simple, one-room school.The second photo is of our tour guide, Carter, pretending to be the schoolmaster and lecturing Jill the student. As retired teachers, Jill and I had plenty of questions to...

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  • Take the Tour

    Jill and I were quite fortunate because we were in Roscoe Village during "off" season, and when we took our tour with our wonderful tour guide, Carter, it was just the three of us.Photo #1: Carter took us to the Blacksmith shop where we met George, the Blacksmith.He was making nails, and we were able to talk, ask questions, and see the shop and the...

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  • Visit the Welcome Center in Roscoe...

    It's always good advice to go to the Visitor's or Welcome Center when you travel to new areas. We went to the Welcome Center at Roscoe Village to pick up our "Living History Tour Tickets". It has a rest room, gift shop, media room, & display room. I admired a plaque on the wall in commemoration of Frances and Edward Montgomery who initiated the...

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    The Old Warehouse Restaurant was where Jill and I ate lunch while visiting "Roscoe Village". It was an excellent choice.

    This restaurant is a landmark in the center of Roscoe Village. It was the Mill Store in the 1830s (a docking point for the canal boats transporting merchandise to and from Roscoe Village).
    It was also once a grocery store, a general store, a furniture store, a pool room, and a filling station.! In 1969, it was restored and became a restaurant and banquet facility. After its restoration, it was turned over to the Roscoe Village Foundation, a non-profit organization. If you think about it, 3 modes of transportation have brought people to its doors: "boats pulled by horses, horse-drawn buggies, and automobiles.

    Downstairs is Lock 27 Tavern; upstairs is a banquet facility.

    The restaurant is known for its "hearty, home style cooking and a canal-era atmosphere".
    The menu is in the form of a newspaper called"The Old Warehouse Tavern Times".

    The menu includes appetizers, Baskets, Hearty Soups & Bountiful Salads, Pizza, Burgers, Sandwiches, Steaks, Entrees, Sides, and Desserts.

    Favorite Dish: Jill and I shared one of the appetizers, Chicken Quasadilla that was Chicken blended with Cheddar cheese, bacon, diced tomatoes and onion folded in a flour tortilla. We also shared a Roscoe Salad made with a pairing of pear and blue cheese mixed with tender mesclun greens and toasted walnuts with sherry-red wine vinaigrette.

    It's a good thing that we shared because the portions are large. The food was fresh, well prepared, and beautifully presented.

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    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel
    • Food and Dining

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Coshocton Shopping

  • Local Potter Opens Working Pottery...

    Jill and I were enamoroed with the Liberty Pottery Store in Roscoe Village. Local potter, Becky Lowe, learned her craft working in Roscoe Village, and in 2003, she returned to Roscoe Village to open this studio shop. You are able to watch as potters form hand-thrown pots or see skilled artists apply carefully painted designs to ready pottery for...

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  • Interesting Places to Shop in Roscoe...

    There are so many unique places to shop in Roscoe Village. Among our favorites are:Village Bookworm: is a warm, inviting shop with a good selection of books, cards, puzzles, Krasco baskets, and, best of all, an "enchanting children's room filled with beautiful picture books, gifts, and fascinating toys." 435 N. Whitewoman Street;...

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  • Beautiful Flowers and Garden Items

    For beautiful seasonal hanging baskets, perennials, herbs, and garden accessories, The Garden Gate is the perfect shop.The lovely flowers surround the outside of the building that houses the shop. It's quite a wonderful drawing card for those of us who are gardeners. Its contents inside this unique store is filled with not your ordinary kinds of...

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Coshocton Off The Beaten Path

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    Horse drawn boat rides

    by deecat Written May 15, 2006

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    Even though Jill and I did not do this, I would suggest that if you visit Roscoe Village that you do! You can board the Monticello II at nearby Lake Park to take a forty-five minute tour down the section of the restored canal. The boat is pulled along the canal by a team of draft horses; the bells that they wear ring as they step along.

    Daily runs are made from MEMORIAL DAY THROUGH LABOR DAY and Weekends until October

    The reason we did not take this tour was simply because it was not open when we were there about May 3, 2006.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Road Trip

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Coshocton Favorites

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    Favorite thing: Please Click to See Entire picture of picture #2

    at 300 North Whitewoman Street in Roscoe Village, you are able to visit the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum (call 740-622-8710) or go to www.jhm.lib.oh.us.

    The museum is open from May-Oct from noon until 5:00 p.m. daily.
    Also Nov-Apr, it is open from 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday through Sunday

    Adults pay $3.00; Children pay $2.00 (under age 6-free), and a Family admission is $8.00.

    The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum opened in 1931 and came from a bequest by David and John Johnson to the city of Coshocton as a memorial to their ancestors.

    Although this two men were native-born brothers, they settled on the West Coast and traveled abroad extensively. They collected American Indian, European, and Asian artifacts. The museum's collections have grown through the years via donations.

    There are four permanent exhibit galleries:

    American Indian
    Historic Ohio
    Decorative Arts
    Oriental
    with a fifth gallery for temporary special exhibits.

    There is a Museum Gift Shop where collection-related books, fine craft and jewelry as well as decorative items may be purchased.

    Fondest memory: The Oriental Gallery features 18th and 19th century Arts & Weaponry: Jade, Cloisonne, Lacquerware, Porcelain, Theatre Masks, and Samurai armor & swords.

    The American Indian Gallery includes Pre-historic Ohio Tools & Points, 19th century North American Artifacts such as bead & quill work, carvins, garments, pottery, and Pre-Columbian Mexican figurines.

    The Historic Ohio Gallery includes 19th century Tools & Furnishings such as firearms, coins, implements, clocks, advertising art, and Pioneer home.

    The Decorative Arts Gallery presents 18th and 19th century European and American arts such as knife rest, sculptures, dolls, Victorian decor, textiles and races.

    The Special Exhibits change five times each year.

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    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits

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