COSHOCTON -- The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum announces the winners of The Mary Harris Prizes writing contest. Prize winners and their essay titles follow:

First place ($1,000): Nigel Brush for The World of Mary Harris

Second places (two for $500 each): Crystal Meinstein for A Discussion of The Lenape Culture and the novel, The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richtor and Megan Stingel for Technology.

Third place ($250): Abbey Warshauer for Mary Harris Scholarship (Christmas)

Honorable Mentions (three for $100 each): Benny Banang for Lichtenau, Glenn Kinkade for Kincaides from Augusta County, Virginia, to Coshocton County, Ohio, and Crystal Shaver for Colonel Henry Bouquet Honored a Request.

Essays were required to have a connection, however tenuous, to the Coshocton Frontier, which is defined at the 18th century Coshocton County. The competition was open to persons of any age who reside or work in Coshocton County, including students whose permanent home is in Coshocton County. The Mary Harris Prizes competition was sponsored by Dr. Scott Butler who plans to make this a yearly event.

The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is open daily from noon to 5 p.m. and is located in Historic Roscoe Village at 300 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton.

For information, contact the museum at 740-622-8710 or