General Meetings to Resume September 2016

IMG_0219Our HHA meeting schedule will take a break through the summer, but we look forward to kicking off a new season of entertaining and educational programs in September. Stay tuned for more details!

In the meantime, enjoy the beauty of summertime in Hudson, and let us be your guide for a scenic stroll through our historic neighborhoods. Choose from four walking tours within our National Historic District, and learn about the significant architecture and notable residents who once lived here. The online tours…

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HHA Members’ Event: Tom Vince Discusses History of Lake Forest Country Club

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Please join us as we conclude our 2015-2016 programming year! HHA Members are invited to meet for fellowship and refreshments at our Annual Meeting.

We received such a positive response to our Members’ Only Tour of Pierce House last year, that we wanted to offer another unique social event this year.

If you are not currently a member of Hudson Heritage Association, this is a great time to join – for this event and for the coming year! …

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Plans for Historic Baldwin-Buss Merino Property to be Decided at Upcoming Planning Commission Public Hearing

At our previous HHA General Meetings, we have kept you up to date on Planning Commission’s review of a proposed development plan for the Merino block of property bounded by Park Lane to the north, First Street to the west, West Streetsboro Street to the south, and the Village Green to the east. While part of the project includes plans to restore the historic 1825 house to its original beauty, the surrounding new 3-story construction within the block will create a lasting change to…

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Four-Lane Highway Could Have Bisected Downtown Hudson, April Speaker Tells HHA

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The community is invited to the April 14 meeting of Hudson Heritage Association when long-time resident Katie Hoy will describe details of a five-year effort the association led to prevent the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and others from widening Route 91 through downtown Hudson in the 1980s.

In 1983, ODOT was looking for a way to improve traffic flow through Hudson and proposed either widening Route 91 or constructing an expressway just west of the downtown district. …

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Chief Details History of Fire Department at March HHA Meeting

Life-long Hudson resident and fifth-generation firefighter Jerry Varnes will talk about the evolution of the Hudson Fire Department and the history of firefighting in Hudson when he speaks to Hudson Heritage Association on Thursday, March 3 – a special date for the group’s monthly meeting.

Hudson established the first volunteer fire department in Summit County in 1849. In 1859, Hudson purchased the first horse-drawn pumper in Summit County. Along with North Akron, Hudson’s department handled all of the firefighting in Summit County until 1886,…

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HCTV Airs Historic District Walking Tour

Is the cold and snow keeping you from enjoying a stroll through the neighborhood? Tune into HCTV to enjoy the beauty of Hudson’s Historic District and learn about it’s distinctive architecture when Hudson Heritage Association presents a Walking Tour of the Architecture of Historic Hudson. American and Ohio architecture expert Christie Borkan leads a walk through the Hudson village area and discusses the myriad of architecture styles that can be seen in our historic town. Tune in to HCTV this Saturday, 1/16, 8:30am and…

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Hudson Heritage Association Offers Winter Course on Decorative Arts

UPDATE: Registration Deadline Extended!
Make your reservation by phone until 2/21 and pay at the door. Call 330-805-0865 for more information.

Following up on the highly successful series it offered last winter, Hudson Heritage Association has announced that it will sponsor a four-week course that will examine the history of decorative arts in America. The course, which will examine the evolution of furniture styles, textiles, ceramics, glass sliver and other metals in context of society at large, will begin Monday, February 22. The four-class course will…

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Hudson Woman’s Life Spent in 1890s Sioux Country Topic of February HHA Meeting

Adelaide-A-Rideout-1887Hudson historian and professor emeritus David Adams will be the featured speaker at the February 11, 2016 meeting of Hudson Heritage Association, when he will share the story of Adelaide Rideout, a Hudson resident and graduate of Western Reserve Academy who spent her adult life helping Sioux Indians prepare for the monumental change facing their people at the end of the 19th century.

Adelaide left Hudson in 1889 at the age of 22 and headed for Indian country in…

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A Special Holiday Viewing of “The Gathering”

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The community is invited to attend a night at the movies on Friday, December 4, when Hudson Heritage presents a viewing of “The Gathering,” the 1977 holiday classic starring Ed Asner and Maureen Stapleton. The film will be shown at the Knight Fine Arts Center on the campus of Western Reserve Academy. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. Admission to the movie is free.

“The Gathering,” which takes place over the Christmas holidays, is the story of a…

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Tom Vince Will Describe How Luck and Destiny Led to City’s Founding at October HHA Meeting

September 22, 2015 — Noted historian Tom Vince will describe how an early land lottery held in 1798 led to the founding of Hudson and its establishment as one of the earliest pioneer settlements in the Western Reserve when he speaks to Hudson Heritage Association on Thursday, October 8. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Barlow Community Center. The presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by refreshments.

Vince will provide background on the exploration of the…

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