Watch Our Town: Nelsonville on YouTube

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Documentaries will be released each Friday at 8 p.m. 

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ATHENS, OH – WOUB Public Media continues its YouTube release of locally-produced documentaries this week, as Ohioans are staying at home and following the directive of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Doctor Amy Acton to fight the spread of COVID-19.  On Friday, May 1 at 8 p.m., WOUB is releasing Our Town: Nelsonville. The documentaries will remain posted on YouTube for one week after their release.




Our Town: Nelsonville YouTube Premiere

Friday, May 1

8 p.m.


“People who think of Nelsonville as just a small town near Ohio University are wrong,” said WOUB Producer/Director Evan Shaw. “Nelsonville and the people in it have made many important contributions to the growth and development of our region and continue to do so today.”

The hour-long Our Town: Nelsonville documentary takes viewers on a journey to discover the heritage and spirit of Nelsonville, Ohio through fascinating stories of its history, personalities and unique contributions to the region, state and nation. It features many historical elements about the early settlers, the Hocking Valley Canal, the coal and clay industries, Stuart’s Opera House and the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway.

“It’s great for WOUB to be able to provide this unique way to learn about local history at a time when history is being made, and we’re all being asked to stay home and find new ways to entertain ourselves,” said Shaw. “We hope that when people watch these local documentaries, they are seeing that our region has overcome tremendous obstacles in the past and are finding hope and inspiration that we will get through this pandemic and come out the other side.”


About Our Town

Our Town is a historical documentary series produced by WOUB Public Media and the Barbara Geralds Institute for Storytelling and Social Impact which aims to tell the unique creation stories of communities in the Appalachian region. Through the telling of this history, Our Town is building the collective story of the Appalachian region and developing an incredible sense of place and purpose to inspire residents to continue building on the past to create a stronger future.