• Book Club Meeting

    Book Club Meeting

    Hi Everyone, Just a reminder that the next book club meeting is this coming Monday, June 18 in the lower level meeting room at Treasure Island at 7:30pm. Ronne Hartfield, author of Another Way Home, will be joining us. https ://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronne_Hartfield Looking forward to seeing [...]

  • HPHS 2018 History Fair Program

    HPHS 2018 History Fair Program

    Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S. Lake Park Ave. Chicago 2:00-4:00PM, Sunday, June 10, 2018 Refreshments will be served Meet the winners of the Society's award for the best student projects on the history of Hyde Park Township from the 2018 Chicago Metro History Fair. [...]

  • Herald Subscriptions Support HPHS!

    Herald Subscriptions Support HPHS!

    Suscribe to or renew your subscription to the Hyde Park Herald and help support the Hyde Park Historical Society. The Hyde Park Herald will donate half of the cost of every new or renewed subscription! Yearly Subscription Options for One Year : $30.00 USD - [...]

  • Thank You For Your Support!

    Thank You For Your Support!

    The Hyde Park Historical Society wishes to thank all of our supporters in our quest to win the Partners in Preservation (PIP) National Trust Preservation Grant. We were honored to be selected as on e of the 25 semifinalist out of a field of 137 [...]

HPHS Upcoming & Recent Events

Book Club Meeting

Hi Everyone, Just a reminder that the next book club meeting is this coming Monday, [...]

HPHS 2018 History Fair Program

Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S. Lake Park Ave. Chicago 2:00-4:00PM, Sunday, June 10, 2018 [...]

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House Saturday, April 14 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue 2 [...]

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House Sunday, March 18 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue 2-4pm [...]

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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|5 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

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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