Ashland to be featured in new OUR HOMETOWN series

Premieres November 11 at 8pm on NHPBS

DURHAM, NH (November 2, 2021) – New Hampshire PBS (NHPBS) will explore the town of Ashland, New Hampshire in the newest episode of its OUR HOMETOWN series. Sitting along the Squam and Pemigewasset Rivers, the town in its heyday boasted several mills that are finding new life today. As the town continues to reinvent itself, host Rebecca Rule discovers some of the stories that make Ashland unique.

The NHPBS production team travelled to Ashland throughout the summer and fall to collect stories from local residents. OUR HOMETOWN: ASHLAND uncovers stories that include a family business specializing in covered bridges, a one-of-a-kind guitar shop owner and a farm stand that helps to define this vibrant community, among many more stories shared by the people of Ashland.

The stories generously shared for OUR HOMETOWN shed light on Ashland’s past and present and will be showcased online at, creating a historical archive of life in Ashland.

Produced in partnership with each community, OUR HOMETOWN engages residents and businesses in telling their stories, which are then recorded and edited into a 30-minute television program for New Hampshire PBS.

OUR HOMETOWN: ASHLAND premieres on Thursday, November 11 at 8pm on New Hampshire PBS with multiple airdates on NHPBS and NHPBS EXPLORE and online at

The OUR HOMETOWN series premiered in 2015 with a focus on Peterborough, followed by shows about Colebrook, Stratham, Wolfeboro and Milford, Littleton and Conway. The series explores the vibrant culture, commerce, history and people of New Hampshire's towns and cities.

Funding for OUR HOMETOWN: ASHLAND is made possible by Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies, Jeremy Hiltz Excavating, Inc., and by Sippican Partners Construction, LLC.

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