Summer Kids Program: The Grand Tour with the Johnson Brothers

  • June 7 - July 19, 2024
  • The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum

    300 North Whitewoman Street
    Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Ticket Price $6.00 Buy Tickets
Description

Embark on an extraordinary journey this summer with our thrilling children's program, The Grand Tour with the Johnson Brothers! Every Friday beginning June 7 - July 19 (excluding July 5), young adventurers will traverse the globe as the Johnson Brothers, the founders of JHM, once did in the 1800s. The Grand Tour was once an educational rite of passage for young men through the 17th and 19th centuries. Traveling around the world, they would experience and learn from cultures that were different from their own, returning with this knowledge to share with their homes. JHM’s own David and John Johnson were two of the many individuals who participated in The Grand Tour. Because of their experience, JHM can share their adventures and knowledge of cultures worldwide over 150 years later! Through interactive activities, games, and crafts, children will ignite their curiosity and broaden their horizons while learning about science, art, and music across Europe, Africa, and Asia. Join us for a summer of exploration, discovery, and endless fun!

 

This summer program is geared toward children ages 3 – 5 and 6 – 12. Admission is $1 per child per session. Families will be allowed to explore the Museum after each session. Space is limited and reservations are required. The Grand Tour is being presented in conjunction with the Coshocton Public Library, Clary Gardens, Historic Roscoe Village, and the Pomerene Center for the Arts. Cool summer programming will be offered throughout the month of June and July at each location. The Grand Tour is supported by the Charles E. and Dorothy S. Bechtol Fund.

Date & Time

Jun 7, 2024 10:00 AM - Jul 19, 2024 11:00 AM

Venue Details

The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum

300 North Whitewoman Street
Coshocton, Ohio 43812 The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum
The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum

The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum opened to the public on May 8, 1931. Its collections originate from a bequest by Coshocton natives David M. and John H. Johnson to the city of Coshocton as a memorial to their Johnson and Humrickhouse ancestors. These native-born brothers settled on the West Coast and traveled abroad where they collected American Indian, European, and Asian artifacts. Their primary collections consisted of American Indian baskets and beadwork; Asian fine and decorative arts and weaponry; and European and American ceramics, glassware, and textiles. JHM's collections have grown through donations, primarily in areas of local history and pre-historic Ohio Indian tools and points.

 

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.