Perspectives

Our Town: Nelsonville | Friday, June 1 at 8:30


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WOUB’s Our Town series will re-broadcast “Nelsonville” in June.  Our Town is a series of hour-long specials showcasing towns and cities in the WOUB Public Media viewing area.

Produced by WOUB Public Media, the television series visits towns large and small to uncover their histories, highlight their unique contributions to the region and explore the directions they are headed.

Emmy award-winning series producer, and Southeast Ohio native, Evan Shaw, was excited Nelsonville was selected for Our Town, and spent several months researching and shooting interesting features for the program.

“Our Town offers viewers a glimpse into what Nelsonville has looked like throughout its history. We start at the very beginning and work our way to the modern day. It’s kind of like ‘Nelsonville History 101’ in documentary form. Some people may be familiar with many of the major stories, but we also try to include some little-known facts as well.”

Our Town: Nelsonville will feature many historical elements including stories about the founding of the town, the formation of the Hocking Canal, the major influences of the coal and brick industry, Morgan’s Raid, Stuart’s Opera House, Rocky Boots, Hocking College and more.

In addition to historical events, the documentary also highlights what makes Nelsonville special today, including segments focused on the Nelsonville Music Festival, Final Fridays, Parade of the Hills and the Hocking Valley Scenic Railroad.