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Debuting Tonight…. Our Town: Jackson

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Our Town_Jackson_logoWOUB’s Our Town series featuring Jackson will air tonight on WOUB HD at 8:00 p.m. and again at 9:30 p.m.

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. Each episode has been produced by Emmy award-winning series producer, and Southeastern Ohio native, Evan Shaw.

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’m very excited to begin production. I started my research over the last several weeks, and have already discovered some amazing stories that I can’t wait to tell on film!”

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.

As with every Our Town episode many local historians and citizens will be 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.”

The film will premiered Sunday, March 26, at a free public screening in Jackson. You can read about that event here.

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