• Around the Block in Kenwood: Hyde Park Historical Society

    Around the Block in Kenwood: Hyde Park Historical Society

    Join us for today’s Around the Block in Kenwood! Chris DeRose (You and Me WCIU Chicago) explores the history of the neighborhood at the Hyde Park Historical Society. Kathy Huff tells us how Hyde Park and Kenwood became linked and President Obama’s residency in Hyde […]

  • HPHS Book Club July 18

    HPHS Book Club July 18

    Hi Book Club Members and Friends, Just a reminder about the book club meeting on Monday July 18. Instead of having a specific topic for June, we propose that everyone select and be prepared to discuss one book that they think would make a good topic for a future meeting. The book should be fiction or non-fiction, that is:
  • 4th on 53rd Street Parade & Picnic with the HPHS

    4th on 53rd Street Parade & Picnic with the HPHS

    The Board of Directors of the Hyde Park Historical Society (HPHS)

    Encourages all members and friends to march in the July 4th on 53rd Street Parade & Picnic with the HPHS
    on
    Independence Day, Monday, July 4, 2016.

    MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016 at 9 to 10 am […]

  • HPHS Best Student Project from 2016 Chicago Metro History Fair

    HPHS Best Student Project from 2016 Chicago Metro History Fair

    Hyde Park Historical Society

    2:00 – 4:00 pm, Saturday, June 25, 2016

    Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago

    Refreshments will be served. Enter side door from parking lot.

    Meet the winners of the Society’s award for […]

  • WELCOME WHOLE FOODS TO HYDE PARK

    WELCOME WHOLE FOODS TO HYDE PARK

    Please refer to the following info or link below (to the Whole Foods web site) for an announcement of their opening day celebration. The Hyde Park Historical Society will get 1% of all sales on Wednesday- June 22nd as a donation from Whole Foods. […]

  • Hyde Park Neighborhood Club: Then and Now

    Hyde Park Neighborhood Club: Then and Now

    Hyde Park Neighborhood Club: Then and Now 2:00 PM -5:00 PM, Saturday, June 11, 2016 3:30 PM, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club Presenters: Sarah Diwan, Ex. Dir. & Miriam Sierig, Development Dir.

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 […]

Shoreland

By |March 4th, 2015|

Opening in 1926, the Shoreland hosted distinguished guests like Elvis Presley, Amelia Earhart, and Al Capone, as well as the University’s own Milton Friedman (A.M. ’33) during its time as a hotel. It was an […]

HPHS Upcoming & Recent Events

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Hyde Park Historical Society Annual Dinner 2016

The 2016 Hyde Park Historical Society Annual Dinner includes: The 2016 Paul Cornell Award, The 2016 Marian & Leon Despres Preservation Award, THe 2016 Jean F. Block Award, with Guest Speaker Jay Mulberry.
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HPHS 2015 Annual Gala

Program Master of Ceremonies, Jay Mulberry President’s Report, Michal Safar Tribute to Devereux Bowly, Clyde Watkins 2015 Paul Cornell Award Neil Harris for enriching the cultural life of Hyde Park Presented by Ruth Knack 2015 Marian & Leon Despres Preservation Award
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Marian & Leon Despres Preservation Award 2015

Neil Harris

Neil Harris has spent much of his academic career recording the history of the […]

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Marian & Leon Despres Preservation Award 2014

Harper Theater and the Shoreland Hotel.

The first award was presented to MAC Property Management for […]

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