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 are open to the public.

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

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

January 14
“The Art of Dying”
Michelle…

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January Program – “Glendale Cemetery: History, Art and Symbolism – with a Little Disaster Thrown In”

Cemeteries serve as the final resting places for our beloved neighbors, friends and families.

But they also do much more, says local author Michele Colopy. Cemeteries serve as museums, parks and classrooms, telling the stories of the communities they serve.

Colopy began researching Akron’s Glendale Cemetery 35 years ago. The result of her work is the definitive history of one of our region’s treasures, titled “Living History, Dying Art: The History of Glendale Cemetery.”

For its January program, Hudson Heritage Association welcomes Colopy, who will present “Glendale…

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Preserving the 1927 School Building for the 21st Century


For the last four-years, the Hudson Heritage Association (HHA) has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to save the 1927 Hudson High School Building, located on Oviatt Street at the eastern edge of Hudson’s Historic District.

Beginning in late-fall of 2016, the Hudson Board of Education’s approval of a Master Facilities Plan for the Hudson City School District and the proposed demolition of the 1927 Hudson High School Building prompted HHA to become actively involved to save…

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November Program: Tom Vince and “The Railroads of Hudson”

In many ways, the tracks of Hudson’s history are railroad tracks.

Since 1851, when Hudson became the first town in Summit County to have a railroad connection, trains have carried freight, passengers, booms, busts, even a president-elect, into our historic town.

For its November program, Hudson Heritage Association welcomes preeminent Hudson historian and Western Reserve Academy Archivist Tom Vince, who will present “The Railroads of Hudson.”

Vince’s presentation will be Thursday, November 12, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the program will be virtual,…

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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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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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