Chief Details History of Fire Department at March HHA Meeting

Life-long Hudson resident and fifth-generation firefighter Jerry Varnes will talk about the evolution of the Hudson Fire Department and the history of firefighting in Hudson when he speaks to Hudson Heritage Association on Thursday, March 3 – a special date for the group’s monthly meeting.

Hudson established the first volunteer fire department in Summit County in 1849. In 1859, Hudson purchased the first horse-drawn pumper in Summit County. Along with North Akron, Hudson’s department handled all of the firefighting in Summit County until 1886,…

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HCTV Airs Historic District Walking Tour

Is the cold and snow keeping you from enjoying a stroll through the neighborhood? Tune into HCTV to enjoy the beauty of Hudson’s Historic District and learn about it’s distinctive architecture when Hudson Heritage Association presents a Walking Tour of the Architecture of Historic Hudson. American and Ohio architecture expert Christie Borkan leads a walk through the Hudson village area and discusses the myriad of architecture styles that can be seen in our historic town. Tune in to HCTV this Saturday, 1/16, 8:30am and…

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Hudson Heritage Association Offers Winter Course on Decorative Arts

UPDATE: Registration Deadline Extended!
Make your reservation by phone until 2/21 and pay at the door. Call 330-805-0865 for more information.

Following up on the highly successful series it offered last winter, Hudson Heritage Association has announced that it will sponsor a four-week course that will examine the history of decorative arts in America. The course, which will examine the evolution of furniture styles, textiles, ceramics, glass sliver and other metals in context of society at large, will begin Monday, February 22. The four-class course will…

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Hudson Woman’s Life Spent in 1890s Sioux Country Topic of February HHA Meeting

Adelaide-A-Rideout-1887Hudson historian and professor emeritus David Adams will be the featured speaker at the February 11, 2016 meeting of Hudson Heritage Association, when he will share the story of Adelaide Rideout, a Hudson resident and graduate of Western Reserve Academy who spent her adult life helping Sioux Indians prepare for the monumental change facing their people at the end of the 19th century.

Adelaide left Hudson in 1889 at the age of 22 and headed for Indian country in…

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A Special Holiday Viewing of “The Gathering”


The community is invited to attend a night at the movies on Friday, December 4, 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 the Knight Fine Arts Center on the campus of Western Reserve Academy. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. Admission to the movie is free.

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

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Tom Vince Will Describe How Luck and Destiny Led to City’s Founding at October HHA Meeting

September 22, 2015 — Noted historian Tom Vince will describe how an early land lottery held in 1798 led to the founding of Hudson and its establishment as one of the earliest pioneer settlements in the Western Reserve when he speaks to Hudson Heritage Association on Thursday, October 8. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Barlow Community Center. The presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by refreshments.

Vince will provide background on the exploration of the…

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Preservation Champion Virginia Benson to Speak to Hudson Heritage Association


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.


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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