Hudson Library & Historical Society

The Hudson Library & Historical Society was officially founded in 1910, but the roots of a library in Hudson can be traced back to the founding of Hudson, Ohio, in the early 1800s. In 1802, shortly after settling in Hudson, early pioneers provided books for settlers. Townspeople in Hudson, Aurora, and Mantua frequented this early […]

Hudson in the Civil War

The American Civil War came upon Hudson in the 1860s as much as it did in any city or town across America.  Perhaps feelings were even stronger here owing to Hudson’s role in the anti-slavery movement, through Western Reserve College, the Underground Railroad and strong abolitionist sentiments. Hudson’s John Brown led the raid on the […]

Hudson Portraits

Portraits of David Hudson, Founder of Hudson, and Mary “Polly” Robinson Hudson

Loomis Observatory

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

Western Reserve College

One of the earliest institutions of higher learning in the region, once called “The Yale of the West.”