HHA November Program: Stories of Hudson’s Schools

For its November meeting, Hudson Heritage Association welcomes the co-authors of the soon-to-be-published “History of the Hudson Public Schools,” a coffee-table book that promises to be the definitive history of Hudson’s public schools.

Co-authors and longtime Hudson residents Laurie Williams and Michele Collins will share photos and stories as they give attendees a sneak peek…

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October Program: How Hudson Helped Save a Village in Holland

Late in World War II, warplanes dropped bombs on the dikes that protected an island in southern Holland, flooding towns and leaving residents devastated. Among those towns was the tiny village of Souburg.

Hudson came to the rescue.

Hudson Heritage Association’s October meeting will feature a presentation from longtime Hudson resident…

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HHA Opens 2018-19 Program Schedule with “A Picture of Hudson”

Hudson Heritage Association opens its 2018-19 programming schedule on Thursday, September 13, 2018, with a presentation by Destination Hudson’s Liz Murphy and Debbi Classen, two of the creators of the new coffee-table book “A Picture of Hudson.”

The meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Hudson’s Barlow Community Center, 41 South Oviatt Street. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Murphy and Classen, along with Hudson Realtor Ted Olson, spent almost two years…

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Full Meeting Schedule Released – Next Meeting Sept 13

We hope you had a safe and fun summer! We are please to release our full meeting schedule for the upcoming year. All meetings are the second Thursday of each month and will be held at Barlow Community Center, beginning at 7:30pm. Our first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Sept 13.

See you there!

Sept 13
Oct 11
Nov 8
Dec 13
Jan 10
Feb 14
March 14
April 11
May 9 (annual meeting)

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Downtown Phase II continues to evolve. Significant changes to several aspects of the Downtown Phase II development will be the subject of a special meeting for Hudson Heritage Association members on Thursday, July 5, 2018.

Representatives of the Hudson Planning Department and the City Manager’s Office will explain these changes and invite open discussion during the 7:30 p.m. meeting at Barlow Community Center. While HHA does not normally hold general meetings or programs during the summer months, this special meeting evolved from ongoing dialogue between…

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Two extraordinarily restored buildings on Western Reserve Academy’s campus – President’s House and the school’s iconic Chapel – have been honored with Preservation Awards from Hudson Heritage Association.

The inaugural awards were announced and presented at HHA’s annual members-only celebration on May 10 inside WRA’s Chapel.

Created in 2017, the Hudson Heritage Association Preservation Awards recognize, honor and celebrate historic Hudson properties, buildings and landscapes that have been preserved or restored within the last five years.

Nominated properties are reviewed by independent judges who tour the site…

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Annual Members Event with Tom Vince at WRA Chapel

HHA Members, please plan to join us on May 10 at 7:00 PM at the Chapel on the campus of Western Reserve Academy for a very special evening.  Tom Vince will present a program about the history of the Chapel bell, and we will honor our inaugural Preservation Award winners, among other business. The evening will conclude with a wine and dessert reception.

Examining the 300-year-old bell in the belfry of Western Reserve Academy’s Chapel are…

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HHA to Explore Life at WRA in the 40s, 50s and 60s

April 12 meeting will feature presentation from WRA alumnus Donovan Husat.

HUDSON, Ohio – Western Reserve Academy in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s was a much different school than it is today. It was a much smaller school with an all-male student body, and there was little cultural diversity among its 250 students.

“Life at Reserve isn’t tough,” English master Franklin Reardon used to tell incoming students, “It’s far tougher.”

At Hudson Heritage Association’s April meeting, Western Reserve Academy alumnus and…

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How Bedford Saved Its History

Hudson Heritage Association’s March 8 meeting will feature Betsy Squire Lee, president of Bedford Historical Society. The story of how a Cleveland suburb preserved, protected and honored its history will be the subject.

Betsy Squire Lee will reveal how a single bookcase in a window grew into what is now the thriving Bedford Historical Society, a 63-year-old organization her father…

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Intrigue and Innovation as History within the CVNP

The cultural and environmental history of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, told through one of its most historic properties – the Brown-Bender Farm – will be the topic of Hudson Heritage Association’s February meeting.

HHA will welcome National Park Service Outdoor Recreation Planner Bill Hunter to Barlow Community Center on Thursday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public.

The Brown-Bender Farmhouse, a large Greek Revival home constructed in…

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