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The Hudson Cultural Alliance (HCA) is proud to announce a historic milestone in the Hudson Armory Project. After years of dedicated effort, the HCA has officially taken ownership of the iconic Hudson Armory as of February 2nd, 2024. This transfer of ownership marks a significant step forward in our mission to revitalize the Armory into a vibrant cultural hub for the community and beyond.
We are deeply grateful for the overwhelming support we've received from the community, including a recent anonymous donation of $150,000, earmarked for the next three years. This generous contribution, coupled with the ongoing support from individuals, businesses, and organizations, underscores the shared commitment to realizing our collective vision. Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of the Hudson Armory and create a lasting cultural legacy for generations to come.
A cultural arts center like The Armory in Hudson's downtown with its award-winning Main Street will bring economic benefits, serve a large population, and boost local businesses, while enriching the quality of life for community members and families in the region.
The Armory provides a vast open space for diverse purposes such as entertainment, education, and meetings, enabling the Town of Hudson to enhance community events and foster economic growth through collaborations with local organizations.
Built by Fenway Park's architect James E. McLaughlin, The Armory has served as a military facility, dance hall, voting site, and training center, and the Hudson Armory Project will showcase its history through public exhibitions.
Located in downtown Hudson on the Assabet River, The Armory's size and central location make it a natural anchor for the arts and cultural district and an accessible venue for a diverse population from surrounding towns in the 495 MetroWest Corridor.
A Lifetime Opportunity
The Hudson Cultural Alliance is proud to announce a historic milestone in the Hudson Armory Project. After years of dedicated effort, the HCA has officially taken ownership of the iconic Hudson Armory as of February 2nd, 2024. This transfer of ownership marks a significant step forward in our mission to revitalize the Armory into a vibrant cultural hub for the community and beyond.
Restoration & Revitalization
Renovating the Armory building begins with functional assessments and architectural proposals but it is the vision of a gathering space full of people, music, art, classes and celebrations that really drives the engine of change.
The HCA is also pleased to announce the hiring of local architect Ed Nunes to spearhead the next phase of the project. Nunes, of EFN Architects, brings a wealth of experience that will ensure the preservation of the Armory's historic charm while introducing modern elements for community engagement.
Operation & Programming
The Hudson Cultural Alliance will partner with local non-profits, town departments, and businesses to bring a plethora of activities and events to the community. The Hudson Armory’s programming will be designed to appeal to the interest and needs of the people it serves.
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The success of the Hudson Armory Project depends on the contributions of the people it serves. Each donation is a step towards a visionary arts center with the boundless potential to provide entertainment, education, financial opportunities, social connections, and creative expression.