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Dedicated to educating the community about Hudson's history from its founding in 1799 to today.

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

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Loomis Observatory

Oldest Observatory outside of the original 13 states, and third oldest on the North American continent.

Hudson’s Great Fire of 1892

On April 28, 1892, a cataclysmic fire destroyed most of Hudson’s business district and marked the beginning of one of the most important architectural shifts in the history of Hudson