Our Town

Welcome to Our Town!

For over 20 years WPSU has passionately produced the Our Town series, a show that captures the spirit of local communities from the perspective of the residents. Our Town provides a special opportunity for community volunteers to share their town’s unique features – profiling organizations, arts, schools, attractions, local folklore, places, history, and people. WPSU spotlights and documents the character and culture for you to share with the world!

Each show is shown as a live pledge program. Please check out our archived shows below to learn more about your community and the surrounding area!

The Our Town project will be visiting Lock Haven, Reynoldsville, Coudersport, and Boalsburg for the 2018 season. To get involved, contact project manager Cassie Caldwell at cgm17@psu.edu or submit our online form.

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Featured Towns

Northern Cambria

Northern Cambria

Posted on December 8, 2017

Volunteers from the Northern Cambria area came together to capture stories of their community with video, photos, and memories. Continue »

 

Our Town: Sheffield

Sheffield

Posted on September 8, 2017

Volunteers from the Sheffield, Warren County area came together to capture stories of their community with video, photos and memories. Features include Whispering Winds Campground and Music on the Mountain. Continue »

 

Aerial view of community in Curwensville, PA

Curwensville

Posted on June 9, 2017

Storytellers from the Curwensville area came together to capture stories of their community with video, photos and memories for the 92nd production in the Our Town series. Continue »

 

The Cove

The Cove

Posted on June 1, 2017

Storytellers from the Martinsburg and Roaring Spring area share stories about local attractions like the Everett Railroad and Mamie's Cafe, and agricultural stories that include Pygmy goats and a world record dairy cow. Continue »

 

Lewistown courthouse

Lewistown

Posted on December 8, 2016

Volunteer storytellers from Lewistown share stories from friends and neighbors that include Goose Day, canals, railroads, Juniata Terrace, service organizations, fine arts, and a 1920s grand movie theatre. Continue »

 

Penns Valley region

Penns Valley

Posted on September 15, 2016

Volunteer storytellers from the Penns Valley area stories about The Grange, Old Gregg School, farms, monuments, artifacts, art, divining for graves, and so much more. Find out what makes Penns Valley a GREAT place to live. Continue »

 

Train passing trough Cresson, PA

Cresson

Posted on August 25, 2016

Volunteer storytellers from Cresson share stories about a love for singing, their schools and libraries, reading and sports programs, ambulance and fire departments, and the joys of train watching. Continue »

 

Johnsonburg, PA

Johnsonburg

Posted on February 5, 2016

Volunteer storytellers from Johnsonburg share stories about their bicentennial, childhood memories, the 1942 flood, their awesome veterans, the Fire Department, their young people’s talent and energy, and much more! Continue »

 

Photo of downton Brockway, PA

Brockway

Posted on December 3, 2015

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 22, 2015

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 17, 2015

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 11, 2015

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 14, 2015

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 4, 2014

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 16, 2014

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 4, 2014

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

Brookville

Posted on June 12, 2014

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 22, 2014

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 »