COSHOCTON -- Country Churches is the topic for the April 11 Our Town Stories discussion at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum in Coshocton.

The earliest Christian churches to take root in Ohio were Methodist and Presbyterian. These meeting houses and many from other denominations still stand in Coshocton County today. People wanted a church that was close by -- easy to get to and attended by neighbors. Also, associated with some of these churches were cemeteries where generations of family members were buried. Join history buffs and other inquisitive folks on Thursday at noon for a mental tour of the county's country churches.

Our Town Stories will take place in the Montgomery Gallery. The discussion begins at noon, and all are welcome to attend. JHM's Our Town Stories meets on the second Thursday of each month to discuss an array of local history topics. The atmosphere is casual and the discussion is always informative, fun and surprising. Free beverages and cookies will be provided, and admission for the program is free.

May's topic is Outhouses and Toilets.

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

The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is located at 300 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton. Museum hours through April are 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.