The Hudson Armory Project is an innovative initiative of the Hudson Cultural Alliance — an all-volunteer, local non-profit invested in the transformation of the The Armory building into a regional arts and cultural center.
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
Through the hard work of the community, Senator Eldridge, and Rep Kate Hogan, the town of Hudson acquired the Armory and signed a lease with the Hudson Cultural Alliance
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.
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.
A destination for dining and shops, visionaries now turn to the next big thing: Culture
Photo credit: Christine Peterson