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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Learn about Civilian Conservation Corps at Virginia Kendall Park

UPDATE:  Due to the heavy wind storms, there is no electricity at the Ledges Shelter, and our program for March 9 is cancelled. Please stay tuned for updates on a new date and time.  Thank you for your understanding! 

Hudson Heritage Association will host its March 9 meeting on the road when it meets at the Ledges Shelter in Virginia Kendall Park to learn about the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps, part of a program signed into law by President…

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HHA Shares Historic Perspective on Gardening at February Meeting

Hudson Heritage Association will provide a first glimpse of spring on February 9 when the group hosts Cynthia Druckenbrod, Vice President of Horticulture for the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Ms. Druckenbrod will discuss historical highlights of gardening in the Western Reserve, focusing on the historical roots of landscape plant materials and their use in garden design. She also will discuss the evolution of the Lake County nursery industry, considered a prime source for garden materials by horticulturalists throughout…

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January Speaker Recalls Life in Hudson During the 50’s and 60’s

Hudson Heritage Association resumes its monthly programs in January when Hudson native Barney Kemter will show photos and talk about life in Hudson Villlage in the 1950s and 1960s. The meeting, free and open to the public, will be at the Barlow Community Center on Thursday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Kemter moved to Hudson in 1946 and grew up in the Harlow Davis House at 106 Aurora Street. Located on the southwest corner of Aurora and Oviatt Streets, it…

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Save Historic Hudson Middle School




NOTE: Some corrections and additions have been made today, 12/6/16, including links to new information, so please take special note. 

Superintendent Herman has confirmed that he will NOT be asking the Board of Education to vote on a final selection for the Master Facilities Plan at the December 12 meeting. He has assured us that School Administration understands our concerns and is taking time to do more work on the Master Facilities school plan.  A final architect has not…

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Meeting Will Address Possible Demolition of Hudson Middle School

Members of the community are invited to attend a meeting on Thursday, November 17 at 7 p.m. to hear details of the new master facilities plan for the Hudson City School District, designed to “address the long-range needs and vision of the District.”

The meeting will focus on the section of the plan that addresses options for Hudson Middle School (formerly Hudson High School), one of most significant historic public buildings remaining in the community and a cornerstone of Hudson’s Historic District. According to the…

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HHA Shares Letter of Concern Regarding Potential Hudson Middle School Project

The following letter was distributed on November 6 to Hudson Historic District residents living nearby Hudson Middle School. While the message was directed to those who live in this particular neighborhood, it is of equal concern for those who might not be aware of the School District’s plans for the middle school and the City of Hudson.

Dear Historic District Resident:

As you may have read in the Hudson Hub, the Hudson Board of Education has approved a master facilities plan for the Hudson City School…

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Join HHA & Case Barlow Farm for 2016 Holiday House, November 19, 25 & 26


After several successful years, and several years of a hiatus, Holiday House returns! Case Barlow Farm and Hudson Heritage Association have joined forces to host the 2016 Holiday House November 19th, 25th & 26th at Case Barlow Farm.

The multi-day event will include not only a preview party and house tour, but also Holiday shopping and displays provided by many local businesses. Most items will be “pay and carry”.

We hope you’ll join us for the ‘Moonlight &…

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