October Program: Elaine Marsh and “Bringing Down the Dam, Freeing the Falls”

The rescue and restoration of the Cuyahoga River is perhaps Northeast Ohio’s greatest environmental success story. Yet a hurdle still stands in the way of a complete rebirth of the crooked river, a 60-foot-high hurdle.

For its October program, Hudson Heritage Association welcomes Summit Metro Parks Watershed Specialist Elaine Marsh, who will present “Bringing Down the Dam, Freeing the Falls,” an engaging look at the history of Gorge Dam and what its forthcoming removal will mean for the environment and the region.

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Summer 2020 Coloring Challenge a Success!

If it seemed like the Summer of 2020 was more colorful than usual, you weren’t mistaken.

Thanks to Hudson Heritage Association, scores of Hudson residents spent part of their summer coloring some of the town’s most notable historic structures.

The 2020 Coloring Challenge allowed residents to go to HHA’s website (HudsonHeritage.org) and download printable, black and white drawings suitable for coloring, featuring seven of Hudson’s most well-known and historic buildings: Brewster Mansion, the barn at Case-Barlow Farm, the Clock Tower, the Baldwin-Buss-Merino House and Western Reserve…

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HHA Programming Returns Virtually, With “Case-Barlow Farm: A Model of Historic Preservation”

September program featuring Julie Lindner will air Sept. 10 on Hudson Community TV.

HUDSON, Ohio – Hudson Heritage Association’s popular monthly programs are back, and those interested in the history and architecture of the Western Reserve won’t have to leave their homes to enjoy them.

For the health and safety of everyone, HHA’s 2020-21 programming year will begin virtually with presentations airing on Hudson Community TV (Channel 1021) and HCTV’s online livestream (www.hudson.oh.us/1081/Watch-HCTV-Channels-Online). The season launches September 10, at 7:30 p.m.

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2020-21 Program Schedule

Please join us for our upcoming programs, featured as part of HHA’s monthly meetings, which also provide updates on our efforts in advocacy, education and preservation. Programs are free, and aside from the May event for members only, they open to the public.

October 8, 7:30 pm (watch on HCTV)
Elaine Marsh, Friends of the Crooked River
“Removal of the Gorge Dam – Hudson’s Cuyahoga River Watersheds”

November 12, 7:30 pm (watch on HCTV)
Tom Vince, Western Reserve Academy Archivist
“The History of Hudson’s Railroads”

January 14
Michelle Colopy
“Art of Dying, Glendale…

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Hudson Village Self-Guided Walking Tours

As temperatures begin to climb and gardens wake, the great outdoors are calling, and what better way to ward off corona cabin fever than a guided stroll through Hudson’s crown jewel, its stunning village.

HHA encourages you to take us along on your next Historic Village stroll in the form of a readable mobile walking tour or follow along on an actual tour that was recorded in 2015.

Click here for the walking tour page of our website where you will find…

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Free to a Good Owner: 174-Year-Old Farmhouse

To call it a rare opportunity would be an understatement.

One historic farmhouse, gently used, packed with charm and history, in pristine condition – free to a good owner.

Yes, free!

The new owners of the 1846 Oviatt-Curtiss homestead at 1415 Middleton Road in Hudson are planning to build two new homes on the property…

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Roger Bliss on “Revitalizing Our Civic Assets”

A few years ago, Hudson’s Historic Middle School, built in 1927, was slated for demolition. It was viewed by some as a liability.

Today, the historic building on North Oviatt Street is on the verge of a new life. The school district is seeking proposals for its future, and there’s a movement underway to turn…

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Historic Hudson Homestead Approved for Demolition

By Christopher Bach, President, Hudson Heritage Association

At the City of Hudson’s Architectural Historic Board of Review (AHBR) meeting on January 22, the board, on which I serve, reviewed a proposal from a potential buyer of the historic 1846 Oviatt-Curtiss farmhouse, including its four outbuildings and a terra cotta silo, located at 1415…

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Hobo Society in the Western Reserve

February program will feature Dave Gates of the Summit County Historical Society.

HUDSON, Ohio – Don’t call them bums. Don’t call them tramps. They’re hobos. And there’s a difference.

Hobos have a storied history, rich culture and unique lifestyle. They also made the Western Reserve an important and frequent stop in their travels.

For its February program, Hudson Heritage Association welcomes Dave Gates of the Summit County Historical Society, who will present “Hobo Society in the Western Reserve.”

The program will be Thursday, February 13 at 7:30…

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