Our Town: Jackson
Special showings during the Jackson Apple Festival at 2;00, 4:00, and 6:00 PM. FREE general admission event. Seats will not be reserved. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to showtimes.
WOUB’s Our Town series featured Jackson for its fourth episode. Produced by WOUB Public Media, 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 features 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 even the Markay Cultural Arts Center!
Emmy award-winning series producer, and Southeastern Ohio native, Evan Shaw, started research and production on the Jackson episode in 2016, which premiered in March of 2017. As with every Our Town episode many local historians and citizens were 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.”