Watch Our Town: Lancaster on YouTube

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

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 8 at 8 p.m., WOUB is releasing Our Town: Lancaster. The documentaries will remain posted on YouTube for one week after their release.


Our Town: Lancaster YouTube Premiere

Friday, May 8

8 p.m.

“Lancaster was the first town we featured in our Our Town series, and for that reason, it’s really special to me,” said WOUB Producer/Director Evan Shaw. “The story of Lancaster is one of great resilience through adversity, and that’s the kind of inspiration that we could all use right now.”

The hour-long Our Town: Lancaster shows how Lancaster is a city filled with deep history and fascinating people. The documentary talks about many of the Fairfield County city’s famous citizens – including General Sherman. It also examines the town’s ties to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Lancaster’s unique architecture and the story of the Lancaster Festival.

“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.