Abraham Lincoln visits Hudson

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) stopped in Hudson on his way to Washington, D.C. for his Presidential inauguration in 1861.​ The Pre​sident-Elect’s whistlestop tour from Springfield to Washington, D.C. included over 90 stops in towns throughout Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. While Lincoln’s stop in Hudson on February 15, 1861, lasted no longer than three minutes, a local newspaper […]

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’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

Hudson in the War of 1812

The War of 1812, often called America’s “second war of independence,” was fought between the United States and Great Britain from 1812 until 1815. On June 18, 1812, the United States declared war on Great Britain citing a multitude of grievances including trade restrictions that Great Britain tried to enforce on the United States, Great […]