WOUB Free YouTube Premiere Friday, June 5 – Our Town: Morgan County

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

ATHENS, OH – WOUB Public Media continues its free YouTube release of locally-produced documentaries this week to provide quality local entertainment people can enjoy at home as Ohioans fight the spread of COVID-19.  On Friday, June 5 at 8 p.m., WOUB is releasing Our Town: Morgan County. The documentaries will remain posted on YouTube for one week after their release.


Our Town: Morgan County YouTube Premiere

Friday, June 5

8 p.m.


WOUB Producer/Director Evan Shaw said he started the Morgan County installment of the series as he starts many of the documentaries, focusing on the glacier that carved out the region’s valleys and peaks many hundreds of thousands of years ago.

“The movement of the glacier exposed seams of coal and clay, and brick and salt,” he said. “The glacier, and the way it moves and melts, starts to explain why this region is the way that it is; the geography and geology of the of the region influences who comes here and what they are able to do.”

The hour-long Our Town: Morgan County features many historical elements including stories about the early Native Americans and first settlers of Morgan County, the Underground Railroad, famous Civil War generals, James Ball Naylor, Ms. Lelia Morris, The Twin City Opera House, the 1913 flood and the famous magician, McDonald Birch.

“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 as much as possible and find new ways to entertain ourselves,” said Shaw.


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.