• Upcoming Event: Midsummer Stroll through Rosalie Villas

    Upcoming Event: Midsummer Stroll through Rosalie Villas

    The Hyde Park Historical Society

    Midsummer Stroll through Rosalie Villas

    Sunday, August 2, 2015

    Join us for a free program and tour of historic Rosalie Villas (1880s houses on Harper Avenue between 57th and 59th)–including the restored interior of this year’s Despres […]

  • Upcoming Event: Hyde Park-Kenwood Stories: An Oral History Program

    Upcoming Event: Hyde Park-Kenwood Stories: An Oral History Program

    Hyde Park Historical Society
    Invites You to Attend
    Hyde Park-Kenwood Stories: An Oral History Program
    Faith Based Communities of Hyde Park-Kenwood Then & Now

    Do you remember how faith based communities of Hyde Park-Kenwood have changed over the years? Do you recall the role that religious […]

  • Lincoln’s Hyde Park

    Lincoln’s Hyde Park

    By SUSAN O’CONNOR DAVIS

    During the hot summer of 1865 the widow Lincoln did much of nothing. She chose the Hyde Park House as a place of refuge following her husband’s assassination, spending her days contemplating the waves of Lake Michigan and walking through the […]

  • The History of Hyde Park

    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 Cornell, was the founder of Cornell University. Cornell saw the […]

Hyde Park History

Hyde Park Historical Society Headquarters

By |May 5th, 2015|

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

The small, neat brick building which houses the Hyde Park Historical Society began life as a waiting […]

The History of Hyde Park

By |April 30th, 2015|

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

By |April 27th, 2015|

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 […]

HPHS Upcoming & Recent Events

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Upcoming Event: Midsummer Stroll through Rosalie Villas

July 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

The Hyde Park Historical Society

Midsummer Stroll through Rosalie Villas

Sunday, […]

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Upcoming Event: Hyde Park-Kenwood Stories: An Oral History Program

July 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

Hyde Park Historical Society
Invites You to Attend
Hyde Park-Kenwood Stories: An Oral History Program
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March in the July 4th on 53rd Street Parade & Picnic with the HPHS

June 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

The Board of Directors of the Hyde Park Historical Society (HPHS) Encourages all members and […]

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Hyde Park Historical Society History Fair Presentation

June 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Hyde Park Historical Society History Fair Presentation
3:00 – 5:00 PM, Saturday, June 13, 2015
Room 202, […]