COSHOCTON -- "Dance Bands and Venues" is the topic for the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum's Our Town Stories discussion on Aug. 10 at the museum.

Which famous musicians and bands do you remember coming to town? Where were local dance band venues located? Which ones had ballrooms? Did you ever attend a dance band performance?

Dance bands and venues associated with the Swing Era bring to mind the sounds of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw. Now they are almost entirely a thing of the past.

The exception is Coshocton's own Lake Park Big Band, which still performs at the Historic Lake Park Pavilion, a local stop for many prominent bands of the 1930s and 40s.

Come share your earliest memories during this hour-long discussion.

JHM's Our Town Stories gathering occurs monthly on the second Thursday of the month at noon. The conversation animates "the old days" as we conjure up memories, share personal stories, and recall Coshocton County as it once was.

All are welcome to participate, whether you grew up in Coshocton or not.

The atmosphere is casual and the discussion is always informative, fun and surprising. Admission for the program is free, and beverages and cookies will be provided. Bring your sandwich and make the most of your lunch break.

September's topic is "Beauty Parlors and Barber Shops."

For more information contact the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, 740-622-8710, or

The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is located at 300 N. Whitewoman Street in Coshocton. The museum is open to the public Monday through Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m.