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Welcome to Our Town!

Our Town is a community project with Rhode Island PBS where neighbors become filmmakers and tell the stories of Our Town.

The purpose of the Our Town project is to share the charm and character of Rhode Island towns and villages - in particular, untold or uncelebrated stories that capture the essence of life in the town. Building community by enhancing connections and relationships between Rhode Island PBS and town residents, the stories are told by resident storytellers and videographers, who choose the stories they want to tell about their town. The role of Rhode Island PBS is to offer technical advice and then stitch together the stories into a one-hour film.

Part fund-raiser, part community builder, part historical and cultural documentary, and part “day-in-the-life” video scrapbook, Our Town shares with viewers the local legends, historical happenings, and backyard secrets of a town and its villages.

Of its 39 municipalities, Rhode Island has 31 towns - each offering plenty of great stories and great people to tell them. What makes your town special? Do you have a story to tell about your town? Let us know you are ready and waiting to start!

Once a year, we announce an official Call for Nominations, January 1 through 31, but you may nominate your town anytime. The town that receives the most nominations overall is announced in mid-February as the next Our Town location.  Click here to read about the winners!!

Have a question? Call Our Town Project Director Jodi Mesolella at 401-222-3636, ext. 209, or email ourtown@ripbs.org

Nominate Your Town

You may nominate your town at any time but annual Call for Nominations runs January 1-31, with winner(s) announced mid-February each year.

Download the nomination form and send it as an attachment by email or mail it to:

Our Town
Rhode Island PBS
50 Park Lane
Providence, RI 02907


Questions? Contact Us

Jodi Mesolella
Project Director
401-222-3636 x209
ourtown@ripbs.org

Nicole Muri
Producer
401-222-3636 x225
ourtown@ripbs.org