This October we’re trying something new. Join us as we step back in time to the 1800s in the quaint canal town of Roscoe. This once bustling center along the Erie Canal offers an inside look into life in the 1800s. We will take a Living History Tour where our tour guide will lead us through the town to meet a working blacksmith, broom squires, the village potter, and so much more. The group can try their hand at broom weaving, or practice their penmanship in the old one-room schoolhouse. If all this has you feeling a little faint, no worries we will stop by DR. Maro Johnson’s office and a home filled with many 19th century medical instruments. This tour will last approximately 2 hours and will require walking so make sure to wear your comfy shoes. Along the tour, the group will also have to chance to practice the art of candle dipping and make a souvenir candle to take home. After our tour, you are free to explore the town and visit the Apple Butter Stirrin’ Fall Festival.
This Festival is filled with great eats and great finds from local vendors. While exploring the town be sure to walk through the Gardens of Roscoe along Whitewoman Street. Interested in the history of Coshocton? The Johnson- Humrickhouse Museum is for you. This Nationally- accredited Museum features collections of ancient Asian, Native American, Euro- American, and historic Ohio artifacts. Don’t miss the Newark Holy Stone exhibit, the stone is inscribed on all sides with a condensed version of the Ten Commandments or Decalogue, in a peculiar form of post-Exilic square Hebrew letters. This stone was found just 10 miles south of Newark in an ancient burial mound. The museum is open until 4 PM so be sure to stop by. Ready to shop till you drop? Stroll through the stores along Whitewoman street and find unique and enchanting shops offering fine wares, hand-crafted leather, garden accessories, fine candles, baskets, home décor, and much more. Looking for a lunch visit of the many vendors in the festival or stop by The Warehouse built around 1838 by Arnold Medbery, this building was used not only as a warehouse for canal cargo but also as a general merchandise store. For a short time, it also served as the Roscoe Post Office, has now been con-verted into an awesome restaurant serving delicious American-style food, or the Medbury Café offering sand-wiches, salads, pasta, and more. Don’t forget to treat yourself at the Good Boy Bakery offering gourmet fudge, holiday candies, artisan candies, chocolate bars, chocolate turtles, and all sorts of chocolate-covered foods. Af-ter we have shopped till we drop it is time to board the bus and travel to Der Dutchman at Walnut Creek. Din-ner will include soft drinks, tea, coffee, and all-you-can-eat homestyle meats (chicken, ham, and roast beef) dressing, and creamed corn, After our amazing dinner, it will be time to board the bus to head home. The trip will be Departing Humenik Funeral Chapel on Friday, October 15, 2021, at 9:00 AM, boarding to begin at 8:30 AM and we are expected to return to Brook Park by 7:30 PM. We ask that everyone park on the CVS side of our building. The total cost for this trip is $125. This includes travel in a luxury motor coach, the Living History Tour, and Tour Guide, a candle-making experience, dinner and, dessert at Der Dutchman! Don’t wait, sign up today!