Hudson – State Rep. Kate Hogan (D-Stow) attended a reading of “The Life of Frederick Douglass” on Nov. 29 to present a legislative resolution on behalf of her and State Sen. Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) recognizing the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of the town of Hudson. The reading, performed by Guy Peartree and sponsored by the Hudson Historical Society and the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson, marks the last major “Hudson 150” event held in 2016.
A resolution is a document submitted by a legislator to be passed by the House of Representatives that formally recognizes a significant event or occasion. The Hudson 150 resolution, introduced by Hogan, commemorates Hudson’s sesquicentennial history, noting the town’s active role in the abolitionist movement during civil war times, impressive shoe manufacturing industry during the nineteenth century, and point-of-pride in being the home to the Honorable Argeo Paul Cellucci, the 69th governor of Massachusetts and former United States Ambassador to Canada.
The resolution states, “The citizens of Hudson have a legacy from the past which has been a source of pride, inspiration, and blessing to the present… The Massachusetts House of Representatives hereby extends to the Town of Hudson on the memorable occasion of its one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of its incorporation its heartiest congratulations and its best wishes for continued prosperity and happiness of the inhabitants of said town.”
Hogan and Eldridge also provided the Hudson Historical Society with a copy of the resolution earlier this fall to be placed in the Hudson sesquicentennial time capsule.
“It is an honor to represent the town of Hudson in its 150th year—a year marked by new and innovative business openings, public transportation opportunities, and health and wellness initiatives that proudly build on the town’s rich history and move us farther into the 21st century,” said Hogan. “I want to offer congratulations and special thanks to the town, the Hudson 150 Steering Committee, and all of the Hudson 150 volunteers who worked tirelessly to organize close to two dozen celebratory events, making this sesquicentennial year special and reminding us why we have so much to be proud of.”
“I’m happy to present this legislative resolution with Rep. Hogan to the town of Hudson,” said Eldridge. “It’s great that we have been able to celebrate Hudson’s 150th anniversary during this time of economic growth, and I look forward to continue working with Rep. Hogan and the people of Hudson on ensuring the town’s sustained success.”