COSHOCTON -- Pop culture -- everyone likes it everyone wants it. Now you can binge on it at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum's upcoming exhibit, Pop Culture -- Keeping it Alive, from May 19 to July 29. The show features those oh-so-familiar icons from the 1940s through the 1980s, the days when America was the queen of popular entertainment and style. Everyone will find plenty from their past to share and chuckle over.
Representing the early years, classic movie posters and comics as well as Howdy Doody, Gene Autry, and Roy Rogers toys will be displayed. Barbies, Pez dispensers, Snow White and the Mickey Mouse-Disney gang will take folks back to the 50s. And for those who reveled in the culture breaking and making years of the '60s, rediscover Laugh In, bell bottoms, and the Beatles. (The collection of Beatles memorabilia is fabulous, just what you'd expect from The Fab Four.) On the other end of the time span an impressive collection of Star Wars memorabilia will be displayed -- helmets, light sabers, aircraft and figurines. In fact, the Star Wars Trilogy will dominate one end of the gallery. For music fans, enjoy collectibles from those notables, U2 and KISS.
For those who want to feel the culture, play Nintendo games, Etch A Sketches and board games and lounge in the 70s-style living room. And if visitors are up for a game of Twister, it will be set up and ready to go. Pop Culture -- Keeping It Alive will be a fun experience for all ages.
The exhibit is sponsored by The Lava Rock Grill at Unusual Junction. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.