COSHOCTON — The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum and Clary Gardens will present a special program titled Shawnee Tribe Then and Now at 6 p.m. Friday. This event will take place at the amphitheater at Clary Gardens, 588 W. Chestnut St., Coshocton, and will be free of charge to the public. The program will feature a presentation given by enrolled members of the Shawnee, Delaware, and Seneca-Cayuga (also historically known as the Mingo when living in Ohio/Pennsylvania) Tribes whose ancestors were all forcibly removed from Ohio to Oklahoma in the 19th Century. Come and learn about these communities’ lifestyle and culture as it existed in the 18th Century in Ohio as well as their existence in Oklahoma today.

Coshocton was an important stopping point for prehistorical Native Americans, and their tools found here date back 10,000 years. It became the center for many tribes, most notably in more recent history the Shawnee and Delaware people. Coshocton and surrounding area was ground zero for many conflicts between the Native Tribes, the British, the French, and the newly formed United States. Some of those conflicts include The Broadhead Massacre, Bouquet’s Expedition, and Gnadenhutten Massacre. For more information, contact the museum at 740-622-8710 or at jhmuseum@jhmuseum.org.

Clary Gardens hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is located in Historic Roscoe Village, a restored canal-era town, at 300 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton, OH. 43812. Visit us at www.jhmuseum.org. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. daily.