• NANCY HAYS: A RETROSPECTIVE

    NANCY HAYS: A RETROSPECTIVE

    NANCY HAYS: A RETROSPECTIVE Sunday, December 8, 2-4pm Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL An activist and preservationist, Nancy Hays’ photography embodies the ethos of Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. In 1958 at the age of 35, Hays arrived [...]

  • Announcing the 2020 Hyde Park Book Club

    Announcing the 2020 Hyde Park Book Club

    Announcing the 2020 Hyde Park Book Club Monday, January 20. Author Bea Lumpkin, Always Bring a Crowd and Joy in the Struggle. Also, Jacky Grimshaw, former aide to Mayor Harold Washington Monday, February 17 Author Lee Bey, Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago’s South [...]

  • Hyde Park Historical Society Annual Holiday Party

    Hyde Park Historical Society Annual Holiday Party

    Hyde Park Historical Society Annual Holiday Party Sunday December 15, 20192-4pm5529 S Lake Park Ave.Please help spread the joy and bring a contribution to our refreshments table! ALL ARE WELCOME!

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NANCY HAYS: A RETROSPECTIVE

NANCY HAYS: A RETROSPECTIVE Sunday, December 8, 2-4pm Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 [...]

Announcing the 2020 Hyde Park Book Club

Announcing the 2020 Hyde Park Book Club Monday, January 20. Author Bea Lumpkin, Always Bring [...]

Hyde Park Historical Society Annual Holiday Party

Hyde Park Historical Society Annual Holiday Party Sunday December 15, 20192-4pm5529 S Lake Park Ave.Please [...]

Recent Events

Nancy Hays Photo Exhibit

NANCY HAYS PHOTO EXHIBIT A retrospective exhibit of Nancy Hays photographs of Hyde Park in the 1980s.

Join us for Open House Chicago!

Join us for Open House Chicago! The Hyde Park Historical Society historic cable car building [...]

Hyde Park’s Independent Booksellers: Use Them or Lose Them

Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:00 - 4:00 pm 57th Street Wines, 1448 E. 57th Street [...]

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Hyde Park History

The History of Hyde Park

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

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:

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

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

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

Lincoln’s Hyde Park   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 [...]

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