COSHOCTON — Sweet Shops & Bakeries, the next topic for the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum’s Our Town Stories, takes place Feb. 14 at noon.

Today, Walmart or Beuhler’s is a convenient place to grab a pie, confectionery or cake. Coshocton once boasted many smaller bakeries and sweet shops, including the Home Bakery, Federal Bakery, Sunlite Bakery, as well as the Bon Ton Bakery.

Bon Ton Bakery was first located at the site of the Past Time Theater in the early 1910s and 20s, and then moved to 426 Main Street. They employed expert cake baker Fred Workman, Sr. (father of the late Fred Workman of local Workman’s Restaurant fame) who was known for his delicious baked goods.

Area residents are invited to share 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 participants conjure up memories, share personal stories, and recall Coshocton County as it once was. 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 a sandwich and make the most of the lunch break.

March’s topic is "Local Artists."

For more information contact the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum at 740-622-8710 or The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is located at 300 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton. The Museum is open Friday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.