The Hudson Library & Historical Society is dedicated to educating the community about Hudson's history from its founding
in 1799 to today.

The library maintains the only comprehensive manuscript, genealogy, and artifact collection that documents Hudson, Ohio’s founding, history, and ongoing activities and functions.

COLLECTION HIGHLIGHTS

VIRTUAL WALKING TOURS

The Underground Railroad & the
Anti-Slavery Movement in Hudson

Hudson, once called the “citadel of abolitionism,” was an active stop on the Underground Railroad and was the childhood home of abolitionist John Brown. Features 16 stops (and 9 bonus stops) at key sites that played a part in the anti-slavery movement in the town.