• The History of Jackson Park: A Lecture & Walking Tour

    The History of Jackson Park: A Lecture & Walking Tour

    Sunday, October 29th Join the Hyde Park Historical Society and Friends of the Parks for a lecture and walking tour about the history of Jackson Park. Presentation by Tim Wittman of School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Historic Preservation Program Get Tickets Here Lecture [...]

  • HYDE PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

    HYDE PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

    Sunday, October 22, 2017—1 PM Sharp In celebration of our 40th Anniversary the Hyde Park Historical Society is recreating this iconic photo in front of the 1893 cable car building. Vintage 1890’s clothing optional. Please join us. Meet at HPHS, 5529 Lake Park, at 1pm [...]

  • WE NEED YOU TO HELP SAVE THE CABLE CAR BUILDING

    WE NEED YOU TO HELP SAVE THE CABLE CAR BUILDING

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHICAGO, IL September 25, 2017 – Tucked in the wall at the bottom of a Metra train station in Chicago's Hyde Park community is a 124 year old one-room building resting quietly in the shadow of super stores and townhouses – the [...]

  • 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.

HPHS Upcoming & Recent Events

The History of Jackson Park: A Lecture & Walking Tour

Sunday, October 29th Join the Hyde Park Historical Society and Friends of the Parks for [...]

HYDE PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

Sunday, October 22, 2017—1 PM Sharp In celebration of our 40th Anniversary the Hyde Park [...]

HYDE PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY OPEN HOUSE

Sunday, October 15, 2017—2 to 4 PM 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue Light Refreshments will [...]

HYDE PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY OPEN HOUSE

Sunday, October 8, 2017—11 to 2 PM 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue Light Refreshments will [...]

HYDE PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, September 30, 2017—2 to 4 PM 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue Light Refreshments will [...]

Hyde Park Book Club Monday, September 18

The next meeting of the Hyde Park Book Club will be on Monday, September 18, 7:30pm in the lower level meeting room at Treasure Island. The meeting will be on the history of Jackson Park and the South Park System. 

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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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