• Hyde Park Historical Society Open House

    Hyde Park Historical Society Open House

    Hyde Park Historical Society Open House Sunday, July 30, 2017 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue 2-4pm The Hyde Park Historical Society invites you to join us for another open house.  Our continuing exhibit is: Hyde Park in 1890, from Rascher's Atlas.  The exhibit features maps [...]

  • Memories of 57TH Street & Hyde Park Community Art Fairs

    Memories of 57TH Street & Hyde Park Community Art Fairs

    HYDE PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY INVITES YOU TO AN ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM: "HYDE PARK-KENWOOD STORIES THEN AND NOW" Memories of 57TH Street & Hyde Park Community Art Fairs Did you attend or participate in the 57th Street Art Fair or in the Hyde Park Community Art [...]

  • Hyde Park Book Club Bibliography: Urban Renewal July 17, 2017

    Hyde Park Book Club Bibliography: Urban Renewal July 17, 2017

    Hyde Park Book Club Bibliography: Urban Renewal July 17, 2017   Culture of Opportunity: Obama’s Chicago – The People, Politics and Ideas of Hyde Park, Rebecca Janowitz, 2010.  Chapter 5 – Creating a Racially Balanced Community Out of print. ABE Books https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&an=Rebecca+Janowitz&tn=Culture+of+Opportunity&kn=&isbn= Amazon [...]

  • 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.

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Hyde Park Historical Society Open House

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House Sunday, July 30, 2017 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue [...]

Memories of 57TH Street & Hyde Park Community Art Fairs

HYDE PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY INVITES YOU TO AN ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM: "HYDE PARK-KENWOOD STORIES THEN [...]

Hyde Park Book Club Bibliography: Urban Renewal July 17, 2017

Hyde Park Book Club Bibliography: Urban Renewal July 17, 2017   Culture of [...]

Hyde Park Historical Society History Fair Program

Hear the winners of the Hyde Park Historical Society's award for the best student projects [...]

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