• March in the July 4th on 53rd Street Parade & Picnic with the HPHS

    March in the July 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, Saturday, July 4, 2015.

    SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2015 at 9 to […]

  • Hyde Park Historical Society Headquarters

    Hyde Park Historical Society Headquarters

    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 room for the cable cars serving the Hyde Park community […]

  • 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 […]

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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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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, […]

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Bringing The 1940 Census To Life

May 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

The Hyde Park Historical Society Presents:

Meet the people whose names are on the census rolls. […]

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HPHS 2015 Annual Gala

February 28th, 2015|0 Comments

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