Our Town Communities
Columbus, Indiana's motto is "Unexpected, Unforgettable." Our Town: Columbus tells the story of this truly surprising city, from its origins as a small agricultural community to its modern incarnation as a multicultural city, home to one of the world's most impressive collections of modern buildings, and one of the country's most dynamic corporations.
Bedford offers much more than limestone. In addition to the limestone industry, this video portrait considers the town’s two major automotive manufacturers; the Lawrence County Museum of History; the town’s chief recreational facility, Otis Park; looks behind the scenes at the Bedford Little Theatre; introduces a few of Bedford’s celebrities, including its two “home grown” astronauts; and concludes with the annual Christmas parade and festival of lights.
The program includes segments on the history, economy, folklore, and people of Greencastle. Viewers will learn about the Heritage Wall, the impact of IBM leaving the community, DePauw University, the national road, the fire that burned most of the town in 1874, and the 1933 John Dillinger bank robbery.
Martinsville, Indiana is a small town with a big reputation. The “City of Mineral Water” is the hometown of legendary basketball coach John Wooden, sanitariums featuring healing waters, outstanding high school academics and athletes, an aerospace industry and much more.
With a colorful history, a vibrant downtown, and expanding industrial, service and cultural sectors, Seymour, Indiana is a town on the move. Its roots are in the railroad and its proximity to major highways continues to make Seymour an important transportation and industrial center.
This program spotlights the many features and people that make Spencer, Indiana unique: adventuresome pioneers, a strong biomedical industry, a mail-order livestock business, Babbs Grocery Store, the Doughboy Statue, a clothespin factory, and McCormick’s Creek State Park to name a few.
The documentary tells the story of Terre Haute, Indiana, from its origins as a trading post on the banks of the Wabash River in the early 1800s to today’s modern, thriving city with a fast-developing Riverscape Project.