Explore the first capital of the state of Ohio and additional history of “Chillicothe” on OUR TOWN – May 30 at 9 pm

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Thursday, May 30 at 9:00  pm


Our Town Chillicothe Majestic Theatre imageChillicothe was the first capital of the state of Ohio and is known for its presence on the State of Ohio seal with a circular coat of arms that depicts a Chillicothe sunrise. The film will examine many other unique aspects and people of Chillicothe including: how it is home to the oldest newspaper west of the Allegheny Mountains; the influence of the papermaking industry; how World War I contributed to the city’s growth and its notable residents like Librarian Burton Stevenson who created an immense library system for Camp Sherman; Commander Henry Walke, a prominent naval Captain and artist during the Civil War; David Nickens, the first Black ordained minister in Ohio who helped start Chillicothe’s First Baptist Church; and Former U.S. First Lady Lucy Webb Hayes, who was the first First Lady to have a college degree.

“Throughout the process of editing this film, one thing has been abundantly clear: Chillicothe knows and loves its history. To be able to visually share Chillicothe’s unique stories and rich history with an audience is an exciting payoff,” said WOUB Producer/Director Chris Flanery. “I hope the residents of Chillicothe enjoy seeing their history brought to life on the big screen as much as I have.”

Chillicothe is the eighth documentary in WOUB’s Our Town series. Previously highlighted communities in the Our Town series include Lancaster, Pomeroy, Nelsonville, Jackson, Athens, Morgan County and Gallipolis.