Release Date: Mon, Oct 4, 2021

Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Stevens Point Premieres on PBS Wisconsin Oct. 25

Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Stevens Point Premieres on PBS Wisconsin Oct. 25

The new public television documentary Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Stevens Point premieres on PBS Wisconsin 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. The program will also be available for free on-demand streaming online at and on the free PBS app on streaming devices and Smart TVs.

 The newest installment in PBS Wisconsin’s ongoing local history project, Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Stevens Point tells the story of a city shaped by its distinctive geography and natural resources in Central Wisconsin.

Starting with the Menominee people who collected many resources in the unique “Tension Zone” between the southern prairies and northern forests, the history of Stevens Point is filled with stories of burgeoning industries, innovation and cultural preservation. 

Film, archival images, and interviews with historians, local citizens and experts illustrate rich stories of Stevens Point’s past and the connections and resilience of its residents across generations.

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Wisconsin Hometown Stories is produced as a partnership of the Wisconsin Historical Society and PBS Wisconsin.

Funding for Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Stevens Point is provided by Sentry Insurance Foundation, Dr. Henry Anderson and Shirley Levine, Marshfield Clinic Health System, the Dick Cable Family, Mitzi and Bernie Hlavac, Delta Dental of Wisconsin, Tina and Don Peters, JHL Digital Direct, Judy Cable Anderson and the John Anderson Postcard Collection, Dr. Henry Anderson, on behalf of the P.J. Jacobs High School Class of 1964, Sue and Jim Buck, Rebecca Wiegand and Marvin VanKekerix, the Ward and Ethel Cable Family Fund, Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin, the Focus Fund for Wisconsin Programming, Friends of PBS Wisconsin, with education funding from the Timothy William Trout Education Fund.

PBS Wisconsin is a service of the Educational Communications Board and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

PBS Wisconsin is a place to grow through learning on WHA-TV, Madison; WPNE-TV, Green Bay; WHRM-TV, Wausau; WLEF-TV, Park Falls; WHLA-TV, La Crosse; and WHWC-TV, Menomonie-Eau Claire.


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