• Cable Car Building Restoration

    Cable Car Building Restoration

    The Hyde Park Historical Society Presents Cable Car Building Restoration Saturday, June 3, 2017 2-4pm   Thanks to generous donations from our members and the Hyde Park community, the restoration of the Hyde Park Historical Society cable car building began May 1, 2017. The Society [...]

  • Dev Bowly Man and Vision

    Dev Bowly Man and Vision

    Dev Bowly Man and Vision interviews Ward Miller, Executive Director of Preservation Chicago, about Dev Bowly. Ward Miller speaks about Dev Bowly and his historic influence on the Hyde Park Historical Society and his Michigan Inns.

  • Ward Miller speaking @ Hyde Park Historical Society Annual Dinner 2017.

    Ward Miller speaking @ Hyde Park Historical Society Annual Dinner 2017.

    Ward Miller speaking @ Hyde Park Historical Society Annual Dinner 2017.

  • Hyde Park Center:

    Hyde Park Center:

    The section of Hyde Park between 53rd and 55th Streets, and between Harper and Woodlawn Avenue, is the oldest part of our neighborhood. It is also the most modest, the most urban [...]

HPHS Upcoming & Recent Events

Cable Car Building Restoration

The Hyde Park Historical Society Presents Cable Car Building Restoration Saturday, June 3, 2017 2-4pm [...]

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House Saturday, April 22, 2017 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue [...]

Hyde Park Book Club Monday, April 17

Hi Everyone, Good to see you all on March 20th. The discussion was animated and interesting.

HPHS Book Club Monday, March 20

Next Meetings Monday, November 21st at 7:30 pm, The Manhattan Project. Caroline Herzen-berg, co-author of Their Day in the Sun: Women of the Manhattan Project will be joining us.

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  1. MSI Manhattan Project exhibit

    June 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  2. Metro History Fair winners

    June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Hyde Park Stories

    August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hyde Park History

The History of Hyde Park

April 30th, 2015|0 Comments

The history of Hyde Park begins with the arrival in Chicago of a young lawyer, Paul Cornell. He was descended from a family which first arrived in the “New World” in 1638. His cousin, Ezra [...]

Ferris Wheel in the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair

April 27th, 2015|4 Comments

The Society is delighted to present this wonderful description of the Life and Death of Chicago's great Ferris Wheel of 1893. It was written by Patrick Meehan in 1964 while he was a 4th year [...]

Hyde Park Center:

November 30th, 2015|0 Comments

The section of Hyde Park between 53rd and 55th Streets, and between Harper and Woodlawn Avenue, is the oldest part of our neighborhood. It is also the most modest, the most urban [...]

Hyde Park Historical Society Headquarters

May 5th, 2015|0 Comments

Hyde Park Historical Society is housed in a building which originally was a waiting room for cable car personnel.

History of Hyde Park by A.T. Andreas

May 19th, 2015|0 Comments

This territory was the district bounded by Thirty ninth Street on the north by Grand Boulevard or South Park Avenue on the west by Lake Michigan on the east and by Eighty seventh Street [...]

Lincoln’s Hyde Park

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

By SUSAN O’CONNOR DAVIS Designed by one of the city’s first practicing architects, Gurdon P. Randall, the Hyde Park House was built at Oak (53rd) Street on the shore of Lake Michigan in 1859. [...]

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