Our Town

The Our Town project will be visiting JOHNSONBURG, CRESSON, and PENNS VALLEY this season.

You can be a part of your town’s story by collecting video and being one of the storytellers! Help document the people, places and happenings in your community. Spread the word to the local organizations. No experience is required—just enthusiasm! WPSU is ready to spotlight your town, but we need YOUR help.

For information about joining the project in your town, contact Producer Betsy Hutton at emh6@psu.edu.

Featured Towns

Train passing through Cresson, PA

Cresson

Posted on March 6th, 2016 at 5:38pm

Thanks to all the volunteer storytellers who came out to tell us stories about Cresson and the surrounding area. You were awesome! The broadcast of the show on WPSU will be Thursday, June 9th at 8:00 p.m., so SAVE THE DATE! Continue »

 

Johnsonburg, PA

Johnsonburg

Posted on February 5th, 2016 at 11:35am

Don't forget to watch the broadcast premiere of Our Town: Johnsonburg, Thursday, May 19 at 8:00 p.m. on WPSU-TV. Continue »

 

Photo of downton Brockway, PA

Brockway

Posted on December 3rd, 2015 at 8:00pm

Volunteer storytellers from Brockway, Pa. share stories about Scouting, rails to trails, cleaning up streams, a village choir, young people's careers, volunteer firefighting and so much more. Continue »

 

Somerset

Somerset

Posted on October 22nd, 2015 at 8:00pm

Volunteer storytellers from Somerset, Pa. share stories about the Mary S. Biesecker Public Library, the Fire and Ice Festival, beekeeping, Frederick Goeb’s Bible, The Laurel Arts center, and so much more. Find out what makes Somerset a GREAT hometown. Continue »

 

Photo of downtown Port Allegany

Port Allegany

Posted on September 17th, 2015 at 8:00pm

Volunteer storytellers from Port Allegany share stories about Fair on the Square, the exotic animal rescue farm, Port Allegany beautification, alumni football, and so much more. Continue »

 

Photo of welcome sign in Geistown, PA

Geistown

Posted on June 11th, 2015 at 8:00pm

Volunteer storytellers from Geistown, PA share stories about the Underground RR, St. Benedict's School, the Fire Company, local history and so much more. Continue »

 

Photo of downtown Everett, PA

Everett

Posted on May 14th, 2015 at 8:00pm

Volunteer storytellers from Everett share stories about Tenley Park, the Everett Railroad Station Museum, the Lincoln Highway Corridor, The Union Hotel and so much more. Continue »

 

Photo of downtown Tyrone, PA

Tyrone

Posted on December 4th, 2014 at 8:00pm

Volunteer storytellers from Tyrone share stories about Reservoir Park, the Tyrone-Snyder Public Library, the Little Juniata River, the Walter L. Main Circus train wreck, WTRN and so much more. Find out what makes Tyrone a GREAT hometown! Continue »

 

Photo of courthouse in Smethport, PA

Smethport

Posted on October 16th, 2014 at 8:00pm

Volunteer storytellers from Smethport share stories about the McKean County Historical Society Old Jail Museum, Compton’s Mom & Pop Shop, the Smethport Fire Dept., the Mansion District, Hamlin Memorial Library and so much more. Continue »

 

Photo of community park in Windber, PA

Windber

Posted on September 4th, 2014 at 8:00pm

Volunteer storytellers from Windber share stories about the Arcadia Theater, Windber Youth Football, the Volunteer Fire Department, the Windber Area Museum, the Alumni Band, and so much more. Continue »

 

Photo of Main St. in downtown Brookeville

Brookeville

Posted on June 12th, 2014 at 8:00pm

Volunteer storytellers from Brookville, PA share stories about the future town square, Bill's Barn Cats, CREATE Brookville, the Pittsburgh and Shawmut Railroad history, the Red Bank Valley Trail, and so much more. Continue »

 

Photo of community square in Ebensburg, PA

Ebensburg

Posted on May 22nd, 2014 at 8:00pm

Volunteer storytellers from Ebensburg, PA share stories about the Ghost Town Trail, Cambria County Historical Society, local food scene, family memories, and so much more. Find out what makes Ebensburg a great place to visit! Continue »