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Hudson & History

Thinking about doing your history project or paper on Hudson? Good choice! The story of Hudson and the county in which it is located -- Vaudreuil County - is rich in personalities and events, and goes back long before the birth of Canada. There are lots of interesting topics right where you live. See our current project themes and topics at the bottom of this page.

The Hudson Historical Society (HHS) plans to put many resources online to help you create an interesting project, whether it is a multimedia presentation or a term paper.

We'll be adding pictures, links and text to this page on a regular basis, so check back often - we hope you will find what you need here, now or in the near future.

To begin, we'd like to recommend two resources. The first is the Timeline of Hudson History, which you can access from the toolbar on the homepage of this website. You'll see that the history of Hudson is divided into different eras.

Another good resource is a book published by the HHS that gives a good overview of Hudson before 1867. The book is called Hudson: the Early Years Up to 1867. It was written by John Thompson, who grew up in Hudson. It is available at the Hudson War Memorial Library (60 Elm St., 458-4814), or you can buy a copy at Acorn bookstore in the Hudson IGA shopping centre.

The Hudson Historical Society has published other books, about Hudson families, architecture, industries and services such as the fire department. You can find out about about these books in our Library section.

If a book is not available through the library or Acorn Bookstore, you can buy a copy from us. Mr. Rod Hodgson is in charge of book sales for the Hudson Historical Society. He can be reached at: (450) 458-6603 or through his contact form.

Themes and topics