WOUB’s Our Town series will be featuring Jackson for its fourth episode. Produced by Emmy award-winning series producer, and Southeastern Ohio native, Evan Shaw, the documentary series visits towns large and small to uncover their histories, highlight their unique contributions to the region and explore their futures. Previous episodes featured Lancaster, the Ohio River town of Pomeroy in Meigs County and Nelsonville in Athens County.
Our Town: Jackson will feature many historical elements including stories about the early native inhabitants of the area, the salt springs, the immigration of the Welsh, the major influences of the iron industry, Morgan’s Raid and much more.
In addition to historical events, the documentary will also highlight what makes Jackson special today, including segments focused on the Apple Festival, the Jackson Eisteddfod and many more.
As with every Our Town episode many local historians and citizens will be interviewed to tell the story of their city’s history.
“It’s very important to me that this is the story of Jackson as told by the people of Jackson.” Shaw said. “My job is to simply take these stories and compile them into a single narrative.”
The film will premiere Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 3PM with a free public screening at the Jackson Middle School Auditorium.