A video scrapbook of Richmond’s people, places and history as seen through the eyes of residents will debut June 6 on a regional PBS station. 

“NOW ENTERING … RICHMOND” premieres live at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 6, on Ball State PBS and at ballstatepbs.org, the PBS App and the Ball State Public Media App.

The show features a variety of video vignettes about this Wayne County city, told by several of its biggest cheerleaders.

Community members collected video footage and still photos to showcase the stories that make their town unique.

Ball State PBS’ production team traveled to Richmond in April to record interviews at Richmond Art Museum with its storytellers. They serve as narrators for each of their stories.

Some of those storytellers will be in Ball State PBS’ studios on June 6 for the live pledge program to talk about their experiences and take donors’ phone calls.

“NOW ENTERING … RICHMOND” explores many things to do in Richmond including Hayes Arboretum, the Historic Depot District, Richmond Art Museum, Model T Museum, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Wayne County Historical Museum and many parks.

The program includes stories about a resident’s connection to Richmond, the fire department, the 1968 downtown explosions, local businesses and the Hoover family history.

The program also shares information about organizations and venues including Black Legacy Project of Wayne County, Reid Center, Townsend Community Center and Morrisson-Reeves Library.

Ball State PBS produced an episode about Hagerstown that premiered in March.  

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A version of this article appeared in the June 5 2024 print edition of the Western Wayne News.