Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Hudson Library & Historical Society! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.

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VIRTUAL: Juneteenth
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 6:30 p.m.
This is a one-time special streaming event that will not be recorded.  
On Wednesday, June 19th at 6:30 p.m., join us on a virtual walking tour that explores the rich history and significance of Juneteenth in Washington D.C. Learn about the events and landmarks that played pivotal roles in the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. 

The tour will begin at the Emancipation memorial, also known as the Freedman’s Memorial, as a symbolic starting point for our exploration of Juneteenth’s historical roots. Our knowledgeable guide will provide insights into the Dred Scott decision, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the role of enslaved labor in the construction of iconic landmarks like the United States Capitol while navigating the streets of Washington D.C. 
 
Hudson and WW2 Walki
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 10 a.m.
Discover what Hudson in the 1940s was like during the Second World War. Along the way, you will learn all about those who served in the armed forces, as well as those who volunteered their services to help win the war for the Allies. All tours meet at the entrance to the library and are weather dependent. Remember to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
Hudson the Early Yea
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 10 a.m.
Explore the first fifty years of Hudson from David Hudson’s first foray into the “howling wilderness” to the railroad boom. Hear stories about early pioneer families, like Heman Oviatt and Anson Brewster, the founding of Western Reserve College, and the people and events contributing to the rapid development of the town. All walking tours are weather dependent. Registration begins 1 month prior to each walking tour date. Space is limited. All tours meet at the entrance to the library. Remember to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
Scandals of Hudson W
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 10 a.m.
Quiet Midwest city? Think again! Explore the notorious sites of Hudson once whispered about in scandal and gossip. See the actual locations of speakeasies, bank robberies and more while delving into the captivating stories of intrigue, crime, and controversy. All walking tours are weather dependent and meet at the entrance to the library. Remember to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. 
Hudson and the Home
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m
Explore the vital role that Hudson played on the home front during World War I. Hear about how ordinary citizens and local institutions contributed to the war effort and adapted to life during this time period. Explore the vital role that Hudson played on the home front during World War I. Hear about how ordinary citizens and local institutions contributed to the war effort and adapted to life during this time period. All walking tours are weather dependent and meet at the entrance to the library. Remember to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
Underground Railroad
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m.
Hudson, once called the “citadel of abolitionism,” was an active stop on the Underground Railroad and was the childhood home of abolitionist John Brown. Discover the homes, sites and people that played a significant role in the anti-slavery movement of pre-Civil War Hudson. All walking tours are weather dependent and meet at the entrance to the library. Remember to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
Civil War Walking To
Wednesday, Sep. 11, 10 a.m.
Learn about the places and people of Hudson who played a role in our nation's Civil War, from abolitionist John Brown to the homes and stories of those who fought at home and on the front. All walking tours are weather dependent and meet at the entrance to the library. Remember to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. 
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