William Firestone, Author, will discuss Transformation of the Northwest Territory, Founding of the Ohio Country at April Meeting

Hudson Heritage Association will host author William Firestone at its monthly meeting April 11 when the Ohio native provides highlights from his recent book, “Grandeur and Grace in the Ohio Country: Building America from the Ground Up, 1786-1860.”

Firestone’s book focuses on the impact transplanted New England culture had on the character of the Northwest Territory and later, Ohio. His research centers on four building types – courthouses, inns and taverns, homes and churches – that served as the “building blocks” for the communities that…

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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 will host Jessica Ugarte on Thursday, March 14th 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the Barlow Community Center, S. Oviatt St. She will be sharing information about the Heritage Home Program, sponsored by the Cleveland Restoration Society.

For the past 20 years, the Heritage Home Program (HHP) has helped owners of older homes in NE Ohio preserve their properties…

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19th Century Buildings Materials in the Spotlight at Hudson Heritage Meeting

John Burnell, proprietor of Mason’s Mark, a Kent-based firm engaged in the restoration and conservation of historic masonry, will talk about traditional methods and materials behind some of the Western Reserve’s historic architecture when he speaks to members and guests of the Hudson Heritage Association February 14. Burnell will focus on the brick and stone masonry used throughout the region during the 19th century, discuss common construction methods used at that time and explain the old-world origins of these materials spanning back several millennia….

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The History of Hudson’s Clocktower Mouse

Jeannette Wicks, long time Hudson resident, was kind enough to write a history of the Clocktower mouse back in 1999. It is a wonderful bit of history and very special as it was Jeannette that not only suggested the return of the mouse, but also made the mouse many of us remember in her house back in 1965.

The current mouse occupying the Clocktower is the grandchild of Jeannette’s…

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Dan Ruminski

Barlow Community Center, S Oviatt St.


Story teller Dan Ruminski will be on hand to showcase his distinctive storyteller’s art on a large topic: John D. Rockefeller and his Cleveland legacy.

Some may recall that Grace Goulder Izant, one of the charter members of HHA, was the author of an excellent book (still in print), John D. Rockefeller: the Cleveland Years.


At its height of grandeur, Millionaires Row in Cleveland stretched four miles…

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HHA Will Tour Two Downtown Hudson Historic Buildings Thursday, Oct 11th

For its regularly scheduled monthly meeting October 11, Hudson Heritage Association members and guests will tour two properties recently renovated by local architect Allan Sveda.

Mr. Sveda will provide tours of his building at 13 East Main Street, an 1878 Italianate-style home known for years as the Alice Johnson property.

13 East Main Street, an 1878 Italianate-style home known for years as the Alice Johnson property.

HHA Will Tour Two Downtown Historic Buildings on Thursday, Oct 11th starting at 6:30 PM

Mr. Sveda is known for having renovated…

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100th birthday of the Hudson Clock Tower

On the 16th of September the Hudson Heritage Association will celebrate the 100th birthday of the Hudson Clock Tower.

A video tour of the clock tower and its history featuring Tom Vince and Katie Hoy, from Hudson Cable Television

Hudson Clock Tower gets a bow.

A letter of thanks from the President of Hudson Heritage Association – Published in the Hudson Hub-Times Sept 23, 2012

“Hudson Heritage Association would like to thank everyone who attended the 100th birthday celebration of the Hudson Clock Tower that took place on…

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Katie Hoy

Barlow Community Center, S Oviatt St.

Former HHA President and active member of Questers Katie Hoy will present a program about the restoration of the clock works and chimes in the late 1970’s. She will be assisted by Ken Daly of Greenville, S. C., a former Hudson resident, who was very much involved in the technical aspects of the clock tower restoration program. This will be a preview of Sunday’s celebration on the Green.

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Melissa Holbrook Pierson

Melissa Holbrook Pierson, author and preservation advocate, WRA class 1976

“The Place You Love Is Gone: Progress Hits Home”

(National Historic Preservation Month)

Time & Location: 7:30pm at the Barlow Community Center, S. Oviatt Street, Hudson.

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