Preservation Champion Virginia Benson to Speak to Hudson Heritage Association

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August 22, 2015 – Hudson resident Dr. Virginia O. Benson, recipient of the Cleveland Restoration Society’s prestigious Robert C. Gaede Lifetime Achievement Award in Historic Preservation, will address the September 10 meeting of Hudson Heritage Association on the topic of organizing the preservation community for success. She will touch on the many successes Hudson Heritage has achieved and will challenge the group with a goal for the future.

A 50-year resident of Hudson, Benson was instrumental in transforming the…

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Hudson Heritage Association Hosts Annual Meeting May 14 at Octagon Barn

Hudson Heritage Association will host its annual meeting for members on Thursday, May 14, at the historic Octagon Barn in Hudson’s Darrowville. New members of the HHA board will be confirmed and officers for the coming year will be presented. Local historian Tom Vince will provide a short talk about the Historic American Buildings Survey, housed in the Library of Congress, which contains more than 556,000 measured drawings, large-format photographs and written histories for more than 38,000 historic structures and sites in the United…

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HHA partners with City of Hudson to sponsor the Heritage Home Program

New Cleveland Restoration Society Program offers technical assistance, financial aid to the owners of older homes in Hudson.

Hudson Heritage Association hosted Jessica Ugarte on Thursday, March 14th 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the Barlow Community Center, S. Oviatt St. She shared information about the Heritage Home Program, sponsored by the Cleveland Restoration Society.

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We have posted the video of this meeting for you to learn more about this program. Please click on the link directly below to view…

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“Building Doctors” will be Making Rounds in Hudson April 30-May 1, 2015

The Ohio History Connection’s State Historic Preservation Office, the Hudson Heritage Association and the City of Hudson will sponsor a Building Doctor Clinic for old-building owners in Hudson, Ohio on April 30-May 1, 2015.

The clinic features Building Doctors Jon Vimr and Mark Epstein of the Ohio History Connection’s State Historic Preservation Office. It begins with a free seminar on Thursday evening, April 30, from 7-9 p.m. in the theater of the Barlow Community Center at 41 S. Oviatt St., Hudson. The seminar is open…

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February 12 General Meeting – Joan Mays Maher Speaker

On Thursday, February 12, local resident Joan May Maher will speak about her mother, Dorothy May, and her work to restore a barn located at 32 Baldwin Street, which served as a female seminary in the 1840s. When Dorothy May purchased the barn in 1955, the property was in disrepair. Joan May Maher will share details of the restoration, and also historical information about the seminary.

All of the Hudson Heritage meetings are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings take…

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Hudson Library Archivist Gwen Mayer -Hudson’s Lost Historic Buildings

Hudson Heritage Association will begin 2015 with three programs focused on Hudson’s architectural legacy, the first of which will be Hudson’s lost historic buildings.

On Thursday, January 8, Hudson Library Archivist Gwen Mayer will speak about some of the city’s historic buildings that have been lost to demolition, redevelopment, neglect and fire.

“Not every vanished old building from the past could have been saved or even necessarily should have been saved,” said Mayer, “however, by thinking about the great landmarks of our town’s past, we can…

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Hudson Heritage Hosts Night at the Movies: Community Invited to Watch “The Gathering”

The community is invited to attend a night at the movies on Friday, December 5, 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 Barlow Community Center auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

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Admission to the movie is free.   Seating in the auditorium is limited, so guests are urged to arrive on time.

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

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The Kent Historical Society – Wells-Sherman House 1858 Greek Revival – November 14th Meeting

For our November 14th meeting the Kent Historical Society will present the story of the preservation, research, relocation and restoration of the Wells-Sherman House, an 1858 Greek Revival house now located on North Water Street in Kent.

In 2012, KSU purchased a student rental house to make room for the Esplanade project, to connect the campus with the town. With research, it was discovered to have been built by Zenas Kent, Kent’s founder, for his daughter Frances and her husband George Wells.

 

The Kent community…

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Old Hudson Burying Ground – Tom Vince Speaker, Oct. 9th Meeting

HUDSON HERITAGE ASSOCIATION will meet on Chapel Street in Hudson at 6:30 PM Thursday, October 9, 2014 for a tour of Hudson’s oldest cemetery, the Old Hudson Township Burying Ground on Chapel Street. Conducted by WRA Archivist Tom Vince, this historic cemetery saw its first burial when John Brown’s mother died in 1808. Although it’s been over a century since the last burial, markers for the veterans of the War of 1812 were added a couple years ago. Vince will also discuss the gravestone…

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Farming Years at Western Reserve Academy Topic of HHA September Meeting

The September 11th meeting of the Hudson Heritage Association will look at an almost forgotten chapter of Hudson’s history: the Western Reserve Academy Farm, which operated from 1916 to 1953.

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Western Reserve Academy Archivist Tom Vince will provide an overview of the WRA farm years, which included operation of the Evamere Farm and agricultural studies at the school. Evamere Farm was the estate of James Ellsworth, one of Hudson’s most noted benefactors. Evamere Farm was located along the…

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