COSHOCTON -- Roscoe Village begins a new 2013 Lecture Series on March 24, with Dave Neuhardt sharing a slide presentation on the great Ohio flood of 1913. How appropriate for the lecture to take place on the anniversary week-end of the great flood of 1913. The presentation will begin at 2 p.m. in the Special Exhibit Gallery at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum.

Dave Neuhardt has been actively studying the history of Ohio's canals for more than 25 years. He was born in Sidney, Ohio, near the banks of the Sidney Feeder Canal, and lived for a number of years along the route of the Miami and Erie Canal in Dayton. Since the early 1980s, he has served as an officer and trustee of the Canal Society of Ohio and currently edits their newsletter. He also has led nearly a dozen regional tours of the Ohio canals for the Society and has written numerous tour books and articles on canal topics. He also teaches a seven week course on Ohio canal history for the University of Dayton's Osher Lifelong Learning Center. With the 100th anniversary of the great 1913 flood this year, he has been studying the impact of that historic event on the Ohio canal system.

The presentation will be sponsored by Roscoe Village in cooperation with the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum and is free of charge; however, donations to defray speakers' fees are gladly accepted. For information, contact the Roscoe Village Visitor Center at 740-622-7644, ext. 12.

The second lecture -- Roscoe Firebug -- will be presented by Alice Hoover on June 9 at 2 p.m. in the Visitor Center Theater.

For information on Historic Roscoe Village, call 800-877-1830 or 740-622-7644 or visit the web site at www.roscoevillage.com. The village is located at 600 N. Whitewoman St., on State Routes 16 and 83 near the junction of US Route 36 in east-central Ohio.