2018 Program Schedule

Happy New Year!

Please note the following General Meeting dates for the remainder of Winter and Spring – there will be no January program:

February 8
March 8
April 12
May 10*
*annual meeting/event for HHA members only

Stay tuned for program topics – We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

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Hale Farm & Village Director to Speak at December HHA Event

The 200-year story of Jonathan Hale’s farm, from acres of Western Reserve wilderness to a one-of-a-kind living museum will be the subject of Hudson Heritage Association’s December meeting.

HHA will welcome Hale Farm & Village Director Jason Klein to Barlow Community Center on Thursday, December 14, at 7:30 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Klein will explore the history of Hale’s farm, from before Jonathan Hale’s arrival in 1810…

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Save the Date – December Program

Join us for our December 14, 2017 Program when guest speaker Jason Klein, Director, Hale Farm and Village presents “Hale Farm & Village: Family Farm to Living History Museum Through Historic Preservation.”

Explore the Hale family’s farm in the Cuyahoga Valley and its transformation into a living history museum. Learn how a program termed “Preservation Through Relocation” turned the 125 acre property into a collection of architecturally significant structures…

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Neighbors Join Forces to Research Their Historic Homes

Hudson Heritage Association’s November meeting will feature next-door neighbors – the Swedenborgs at 94 Aurora Street and the Campanellis at 98 Aurora Street – speaking about how they joined together to research their historic homes and earn HHA Historic Markers.

The meeting will be Thursday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Barlow Community Center. It is free and open to the public.

On their…

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October Meeting Explores the Man Behind Stan Hywet’s Gardens

The life and work of Warren H. Manning, one of America’s preeminent landscape architects and the man behind the stunning grounds at Stan Hywet, Biltmore and the 1893 Columbian Exposition, will be the subject of Hudson Heritage Association’s October 12 meeting. The meeting, at 7:30 p.m. inside Barlow Community Center, is free and open to the public.

Speakers Gloria J. Schreiber and Rebecca Rogers, both landscape historians, will focus on the work they contributed to a new biography on…

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Save the Date – November Program

Our November 9 meeting will feature next-door neighbors – the Swedenborgs at 94 Aurora Street and the Campanellis at 98 Aurora Street – speaking about how they joined forces to research their homes and earn HHA Historic Markers. On their journey, they discovered previously unknown connections between their properties and uncovered new mysteries. Hope to see you there, 7:30 PM at Barlow Community Center. Details coming soon to HudsonHeritage.org.

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Père Noël Raffle to Benefit HHA’s Walking Tour Program

It’s more sought-after than the holiday season’s hottest toy:  a custom-designed, hand-crafted Père Noël Santa by Hudson artist Brigitte Gottfried.

And you don’t have to break the bank, or “know someone,” or camp out on Black Friday to get one. A winning $1 raffle ticket is all it takes.

Gottfried has graciously donated one of her merry masterpieces to be raffled off to benefit Hudson Heritage Association. The 20-inch Père Noël (French for “Father Christmas”) sits in the window of Vignettes…

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HHA Sponsors Field Trip About Civilian Conservation Corps

Sept. 14 meeting at Virginia Kendall Park’s Ledges Shelter will feature
 Kent State professor and author Dr. Kenneth J. Bindas.

Hudson Heritage Association begins its 2017-2018 programming schedule on Thursday, Sept. 14, with a special meeting at the Ledges Shelter in Virginia Kendall Park to learn about the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps, a New Deal program signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1933. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free and…

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Midwestern Garden and Design Symposium

Hudson Heritage Association joins a unique collaboration of Akron area organizations in support of The Midwestern Garden History and Design Symposium entitled “Fields and Forests. Farms and Gardens,” June 21-22. The event will begin with a full day at the Akron Art Museum, Stay Hywet Hall and Gardens, and Hale Farm and Village featuring a variety of speakers and tours. Keynote speaker Ms. Marta McDowell, author of All the President’s Gardens, will emphasize the importance of research and documentation of period landscapes using the…

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Flood Property Gains Historic Designation

The home at 1213 Barlow Road, popularly known as the “Flood House,” has been added to Hudson’s registry of historic properties by Hudson Heritage Association, the group has announced. The property is now eligible to receive one of HHA’s distinctive black and white house markers, which can be seen on historic buildings located throughout Hudson. Background on the property was compiled by members of HHA’s research committee. A brief report summarizing that research was presented at the group’s April 6th meeting.

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