Our Town

What is "Our Town"?

The "Our Town" series is a collection of documentaries showcasing different towns across Maryland, from the Eastern Shore to the western mountains – but with a twist. Unlike a lot of historical documentaries seen on television, the "Our Town" series explores different Maryland communities through the eyes of the members of these communities.

Announcing: Our Town Ellicott City

Maryland Public Television hopes that sharing the stories of Ellicott City's history, attractions, and quality of life will give local businesses and government a useful promotional tool and provide viewers with information about the nearly 250-year-old town.

MPT programming about Ellicott City

Howard County Historical Society, compass of surveyor Andrew Ellicott on Chesapeake Collectibles

Historic Ellicott City flooding 5 months later & flood prevention on State Circle 12/30/16

Rebuilding Ellicott City on Your Money & Business 10/13/16

Howard County Executive Allan Kettleman on State Circle 8/5/16

Our Town Rockville

The latest installment in the "Our Town" series, Our Town Rockville follows on the heels of those created with the residents of Chestertown, Hagerstown and Cumberland. Find out what makes Rockville, Maryland a special place to live and work through original footage and commentary from area residents.

Watch a preview:

If you would like to receive Our Town Rockville on DVD, please visit or call 800-222-1292. This DVD is only available as a thank-you gift for supporting members of MPT. It includes 28 minutes of bonus material, with more from historian and author Eileen McGuckian, Peerless Rockville historical society, band O.A.R., and Rockville City Hall.


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To explore how your community can be the next "Our Town," contact: