“A good story, well told, has universal appeal.”
— Rebecca Rule
NH author, storyteller and host of OUR HOMETOWN
(November 7, 2022) Durham, NH – Discover the home of four Revolutionary War generals, a volunteer-run food pantry and truly unique local gathering spots with New Hampshire PBS’ OUR HOMETOWN: NOTTINGHAM. Join host Rebecca Rule as she explores this tucked-away community in Rockingham County. Premiering Nov. 17 at 9 p.m. on New Hampshire PBS and streaming online at nhpbs.org/hometown.
“NHPBS has said to the OUR HOMETOWN crew, go out into these towns—large and small. Seek the stories. Talk to the residents. Be open to surprise and wonder. I think what I love most about NHPBS is its trust in the power of story,” says Rule.
New Hampshire is largely a rural state, and New Hampshire PBS celebrates this characteristic through their program OUR HOMETOWN. The series shares the stories of New Hampshire’s small cities and towns, through the voices of local storytellers. Debuting in 2015, the first town featured in the series was Peterborough, due to its connection to the classic Thornton Wilder novel Our Town.
“We’re trying to create a quilt of stories that—together—reveal the character of a town,” says producer Schuyler Scribner. “The people who live these stories tell them best. Some of the people we speak to go back generations in these towns.”
The NHPBS team speaks to 50-100 people in each community to get to know its history, contemporary issues and character. Scribner and Rule meet with librarians, town and school officials, historical societies, and chambers of commerce to unearth local tales.
View all of the OUR HOMETOWN featured towns at nhpbs.org/hometown.
Support for OUR HOMETOWN: NOTTINGHAM is provided by The New Hampshire Lottery and by Eversource.
Host Rebecca Rule explores this community that is located in Rockingham County.