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

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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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Members’-Only Event – Hayden Hall and Loomis Observatory with Tom Vince

Please join us as we conclude our 2016-2017 programming year! HHA Members are invited to meet for an exclusive tour, fellowship and refreshments at our Annual Meeting.

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 – click here to become a member! We appreciate your support!

When: Thursday, May 11, 2016, 7-9 p.m.

Where: Hayden Hall and Loomis Observatory, Western Reserve…

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James Ellsworth and the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair

Noted local historian and archivist Tom Vince will describe the role Hudson’s James Ellsworth played in shaping the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago when he speaks to members and guests of Hudson Heritage Association April 6. The program will describe Ellsworth’s work to engage famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead, who designed New York’s Central Park, and architect Daniel Burnham, noted for developing master plans for a number of cities including downtown Cleveland, to design the fairgrounds and buildings for the “white city”…

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EXTRA March Meeting to Discuss Preservation of School Buildings

Hudson Heritage Association will host a special meeting on Tuesday, March 14 to learn how the city of Cleveland Heights-University Heights is applying the principals of adaptive reuse in order to preserve important aspects of its historic high school as the building is being renovated for 21st century learning. HHA has invited two principals from BSHM Architects, Inc. – the firm leading the work in Cleveland Heights – to discuss the project and how the lessons learned might apply to the master facilities plan…

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