Newest Our Town Episode Featuring Jackson Premieres March 26 and 27

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Our Town_Jackson_logoWOUB’s Our Town series will be featuring Jackson for its fourth episode. Produced by WOUB Public Media, the documentary series visits towns large and small to uncover their histories, highlight their unique contributions to the region and explore their futures. Previous episodes featured Lancaster, the Ohio River town of Pomeroy in Meigs County and Nelsonville in Athens County.

Our Town: Jackson will feature many historical elements including stories about the early native inhabitants of the area, the salt springs, the immigration of the Welsh, the major influences of the iron industry, Morgan’s Raid and much more.

In addition to historical events, the documentary will also highlight what makes Jackson special today, including segments focused on the Apple Festival, the Jackson Eisteddfod and many more.

Emmy award-winning series producer, and Southeastern Ohio native, Evan Shaw, started research and production on the Jackson episode last year.

Our Town is one of my favorite projects, and I’m really excited to head to Jackson for our next episode,” said Shaw. “I think it’s perfect timing with the bicentennial celebrations, and I was very excited to begin production. I started my research last year and discovered some amazing stories that I can’t wait to tell on film!”

As with every Our Town episode many local historians and citizens were interviewed to tell the story of their city’s history.

“It’s very important to me that this is the story of Jackson as told by the people of Jackson.” Shaw said. “My job is to simply take these stories and compile them into a single narrative.”

WOUB will premiere Our Town – Jackson at Jackson Middle School on Sunday, March 26 at 3 p.m. The screening is free and open to the public.

The program will air on WOUB-TV on Monday, March 27 at 8 p.m. 

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