Hudson Heritage Association opens its 2018-19 programming schedule on Thursday, September 13, 2018, with a presentation by Destination Hudson’s Liz Murphy and Debbi Classen, two of the creators of the new coffee-table book “A Picture of Hudson.”

The meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Hudson’s Barlow Community Center, 41 South Oviatt Street. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Murphy and Classen, along with Hudson Realtor Ted Olson, spent almost two years collecting photos, gathering memories and researching history for the 156-page hardcover book, which tells the story of Hudson from its birth in 1799 to today. The book was published this summer.

During their presentation, Murphy and Classen will share behind-the-scenes details, stories and images from their work. Many of the book’s photographs were donated by Hudson residents, past and present, photos that had not been seen until now.

Children Allison and Cindy Keck watch a commuter train arrive at the Hudson train depot in the 1950s. (submitted photo)

Murphy and Classen will also discuss “Next Exit History,” a crowd-sourced smartphone app that guides users to various historic sites and markers throughout the world, including about two dozen sites in Hudson.

“In many ways, the work of Liz, Debbi and Ted complements the mission of Hudson Heritage Association,” said HHA Co-President Don Husat. “The goal is to share Hudson’s compelling history, so that residents will not only know our town’s unique heritage but work to preserve and protect it.”

Hudson Heritage Association holds monthly meetings throughout the year, usually on the second Thursday of the month, offering programming on a wide variety of topics, including local history, architecture, people and places.

HHA and its nearly 200 members also have a 56-year tradition of advocacy work, protecting Hudson’s historic buildings, village streetscape and unique architecture.



WHAT: Hudson Heritage Association’s September Meeting
WHO: “A Picture of Hudson” co-authors Liz Murphy and Debbi Classen
WHEN: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, September 13, 2018
WHERE: Barlow Community Center, 41 South Oviatt Street, Hudson, Ohio.