Scout Day in Roscoe Village

Scout Day coming to Roscoe Village

Roscoe Village, the Coshocton Foundation and the Muskingum Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America have joined together to bring Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to an exciting and educational day at Roscoe Village. Saturday, August 19th, any Scouts and family members will be admitted, at a greatly discounted price, for ‘Scout Day at Roscoe Village’.

The $10 fee will include the Roscoe Village living history tour, two pioneer crafts, admission to the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, a canal boat ride and a commemorative patch. This is a $30 value underwritten by a generous grant from the Coshocton Foundation. Adults may attend for $5.00 but will not do the crafts or receive a patch.

Starting at the visitor center, Scouts will view detailed dioramas, intricate maps, and models of the canal and lock system and a working gristmill. Next, ‘Ditches of Destiny’, a movie explaining the historic impact of the Ohio canal system, will start their tour placing scouts back in time with the rest of Roscoe Village.

The living history tour includes visits to the Blacksmith shop, the Canal Toll house, the Haycraft, Roscoe School, Craftsman House, a canal boat exhibit and a chance to visit Dr. Maro Johnson’s office to see the state of medicine back in the day – scary. Along the way, there are many shops to explore.

The Canal Boat ride will be another highlight of the day, as will the visit to the Johnson-Humrickhouse museum full of tools, and weaponry from prehistoric times to the 19th century.

Ed Mulholland, Executive Director of the Local Boy Scouts explained their involvement: “We are very excited to partner with the Coshocton Foundation and Roscoe Village to make this day possible for Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts. Many of our Scouting families have never visited Roscoe and they are missing such a wonderfully educational experience. Others have visited but few have been able to participate in the entire experience including the canal boat ride. With the foundation’s help, we will be introducing many families to Roscoe for the first time.”

Many of the visiting Scouts will camp Friday and/or Saturday at the Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation just a few miles south of Coshocton. Call the Muskingum Valley Council Service Center; 740-453-0571, to reserve your tent camping site or cabin. Scouts should wear their uniforms to receive the discounted price at Roscoe. Check in at the welcome center to receive your participant wristband. Walk-ins are welcome but Scouting Units or families may wish to pre-register by visiting This will speed you through registration when you arrive. Learn more about Roscoe Village at their website:

Scouting is a program for boys and girls in grades 1-12 and young men and women age 14 -21. It is a family centered program teaching character, appreciation of the outdoors, achievement, leadership and service. Youth interested in joining a local Scouting program should call the Scout service center: 740-453-0571. The Muskingum Valley Council proudly partners with the area United Way and thanks them for their continued support!

For more information contact Ed Mulholland at: 740-891-8922

Conesville UMC

The CoshocTONES at The Salt Fork Arts & Crafts Festival

We will be performing various selections as part of the Salt Fork Arts & Crafts Festival in Cambridge, OH, held on the grounds of the Cambridge City Park. Admission is free! Please visit their website at for more information!

Back to School Celebration

The Roscoe Village Foundation will be hosting a “Back-to-School Celebration” on Saturday, August 12th, in Historic Roscoe Village for children 12 and under. Each child will receive a ticket to be entered into a drawing for a backpack full of school supplies and two Coshocton County Fair passes graciously donated by the Coshocton County Fairboard!. Beginning at 11:00am-12:00pm, the children will go on a nature walk with Nate Mastenik, the new landscape manager for Roscoe Village. A light lunch will be provided from 12:00pm-12:30pm. Following lunch there will be a craft workshop from 12:30pm-2:30pm. The cost to participate in the event is $2.00 per child.

Reservations are required no later than August 11th. Call Lynda Daniel or Mariah Ellenwood at 740-622-7644 ext. 20 or ext.16. Please arrive by 10:45am at the Lock Landing, located on the bottom floor of Roscoe’s Visitor Center to prepare for the “Nature Walk”. After the Nature Walk, children will return to the Lock Landing for lunch and the craft workshop.

Jazz on the Lawn

$10 donation on the terrace uder the canopy
$5 donation on the lawn
Wine available for purchase $5/glass

Wildflower Interest Group

Interested in learning more about wildflowers and helping to plant some exciting native species in our area? Join us at the tan garden house (top left) at Clary Gardens, Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at 5:30pm for the WILDFLOWER INTEREST GROUP. Now that we’ve had the chance to view some growing naturally throughout the woodland property, we are interested in sharing our plan to increase the number and diversity in multiple future wildflower exhibits: throughout the woodlands and a naturalized meadow of wildflowers above the newly installed children’s garden – this will also help supply nourishment to the local honeybee populations!

The purpose of the Wildflower Interest Group will be to have educational discussions around wildflowers and their preferred environments. Studies will include identification of wildflowers as well as developing the Coshocton area with more wildflowers through transplanting and new plantings. Interest groups like this one are designed to share information about specific topics. Areas of Clary Gardens will be used as “working labs” to put our knowledge into action. We hope to teach and learn from one another to help not only Clary Gardens but also using this knowledge to help your own properties grow and prosper.

Interested in learning more? Come to one of the Introductory Meetings – No RSVP required. Open to all ages! Call Clary Gardens at 740-622-6524 with questions. Clary Gardens is located at 588 West Chestnut Street in Coshocton and is open 365 days a year, during daylight hours, and FREE to the public.

The Central Christian and St. John Church of Christ

Concert: The CoshocTONES Men’s Quartet

The perfectly blended (Osterizer style) men’s quartet, known as The CoshocTONES, starring Heath Chaney, Donovan Charles Rice, Luke Widder and Andy Hall, will perform in Caldwell Hall’s Thompson Theatre on the campus of Muskingum University.

The concert is presented by The Cardinal Chorale as part of their summer workshop at Muskingum. There is no admission cost, but free-will offerings will be graciously accepted to help cover expenses and support the ongoing work of the Cardinal Chorale.

Summer Lunch & Learn Series: Gardening Myth Busters

Learn a little more about gardening over the lunch hour! Join Coshocton County Master Gardener Volunteers for five “quick ‘n dirty” classes designed to fit into your busy schedule. There is no registration fee, simply bring your own lunch and enjoy a few moments of learning with friends at Clary Gardens. Come for one class or all of them- the choice is yours. Classes held on the following Tuesdays: June 13- Growing Herbs; June 27- Lawn Care; July 11- Spring Wildflowers; July 25- Garden Myths Busted; and August 8- Three Easy Ways to Help the Bees.
All classes are from 12:15-12:45 p.m. and will be held at the tan house at Clary Gardens. There is no cost to attend, but please call or email to RSVP to ensure enough handouts are available. Questions? Contact: Tammi Rogers, Master Gardener Coordinator at OSU Extension Coshocton County, 724 South 7th Street, Room 110, Coshocton, 43812, phone: 740.622.2265 or e-mail:

The Presbyterian Church