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Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum Featuring The Newark Holy Stones: Touchstones for the Truth Presentation
Join the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum (JHM) for The Newark “Holy Stones”, which are amongst the most celebrated and controversial objects in the collections of the JH Museum. Earlier this year, Jennifer Bush, Reba Kocher, and Dr. Brad Lepper published an article called “The Newark Holy Stones: Touchstones for the Truth” in the Public Historian. Join the JH on Thursday, December 1st at 6 pm as Jennifer and Dr. Lepper share their research, reviewing the history of the Holy Stones – from their discovery immediately prior to the American Civil War, to the modern determination that the stones are deliberate forgeries. They will also discuss how the Holy Stones became part of the collections of the JHM and how they have been interpreted over the years. Finally, they will consider the role that museums play in our society as trusted sources of information and how, when displayed and interpreted properly, these contentious objects become “touchstones for the truth”. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for students, and free admission for Friends of the Museum Members. The JHM is located in Historic Roscoe Village at 300 N Whitewoman Street, Coshocton.