COSHOCTON -- Today there's Forest Hill Lake, Shady Grove, Walhonding Hills, Mohawk Dam, Whispering Falls and Lake Park. And there's probably more, including the unofficial encampments that have sprung up by a river, lake or quarry. Were these campgrounds established when you were a child? Were there others, now forgotten, that were familiar places for families to meet or a spot for the fellers' getaway? The topic for the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum's Aug. 9 Our Town Stories discussion is Campgrounds and Lake Park Pavilion. How many of these places in Coshocton County have you visited? Share what you know and learn more about these special places of fellowship and recreation. If we have time we'll talk about the Lake Park Pavilion, the dances, the bands, the high times.

Our Town Stories is an informal time of reminiscing about life in Coshocton 60 or more years ago. If you are too young to share a personal story or a transplant to the area, come and enjoy the stories. The discussion is always informative, fun and surprising. Free beverages and cookies will be provided, and admission for the program is free.

Our Town Stories is presented on the second Thursday of each month. September's topic is The First Car in my Family.

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 May through October are noon to 5 p.m. daily.