Public TV Wants Input on Eau Claire Episode
Wisconsin Public Television wants to explore the history of Eau Claire, and it’s looking for local input about what stories it should tell. As part of its series Wisconsin Hometown Stories, WPT will produce an episode about Eau Claire, which will tentatively premiere sometime next summer. Two listening session to help WPT producers learn more about area history and identify critical stories will be held in the near future: The first will be 6-8pm on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Chippewa Valley Museum in Carson Park, while the second will be 2-4pm Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the RCU Corporate Center, 200 Riverfront Terrace. WPT is hoping to hear from Eau Claire residents with knowledge of the community’s history and culture – from Hank Aaron to ski jumping. They are also looking for people willing to share photos, maps, and other objects that can help tell these stories visually. Wisconsin Hometown Stories has previously featured episodes about communities across the state, including Janesville, Green Bay, La Crosse, Wausau, Manitowoc, Two Rivers, Oshkosh, and Neenah-Menasha. WPT and the Wisconsin Historical Society work with local history experts to engage the community in discover and telling the stories that define these communities. To view previous episodes of the series, visit wpt.org/Wisconsin-Hometown-Stories.