History Happens Here
A rich heritage deepened every day.
Hudson, Ohio, has long been a place where history is made. Hudson was one of the earliest centers of the Underground Railroad, and even today underground tunnels lie below the streets. In 1826, pioneers in education founded Western Reserve College, which soon became known as “The Yale of the West.” Western Reserve Academy was founded on that campus in the same spirit of forward thinking.
Named one of the 50 Great American Places by the Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution, Hudson is regarded for its “enduring connection to small-town values, ideals, and traditions that shaped American democracy.”
Learning and growing in an institution forged by the early pioneers inspires us to ask ourselves, "What Will You Pioneer?"