• HP Book Club Meeting Monday, March 18, 2019

    HP Book Club Meeting Monday, March 18, 2019

    HYDE PARK BOOK CLUB, MONDAY March 18, 2019 Finding Hyde Park: Show and Tell. We will be looking for books with significant and/or interesting sections on Hyde Park, both fiction and non‐fiction. Take a look at your libraries and see if you can find something to bring for Monday.

  • Hyde Park Historical Society Open House

    Hyde Park Historical Society Open House

    Hyde Park Historical Society Open House Sunday, March 3, 2019 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue 2 - 4pm The Hyde Park Historical Society invites you to join us for an open house on March 3rd. We will be continuing our exhibit Hyde Park in 1890, [...]

  • Chicago: A Civic, Industrial, and Familial History by Andrew Taylor Call Book Discussion & Signing

    Chicago: A Civic, Industrial, and Familial History by Andrew Taylor Call Book Discussion & Signing

    Sunday, December 9th, 11 am to 2 pm 5529 Lake Park Blvd Light Refreshments will be served Copies of the new book will be for sale and the author will be available to sign copies. A new book, Chicago: A Civic, Industrial, and Familial History, [...]

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HP Book Club Meeting Monday, March 18, 2019

HYDE PARK BOOK CLUB, MONDAY March 18, 2019 Finding Hyde Park: Show and Tell. We will be looking for books with significant and/or interesting sections on Hyde Park, both fiction and non‐fiction. Take a look at your libraries and see if you can find something to bring for Monday.

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House Sunday, March 3, 2019 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue [...]

Chicago: A Civic, Industrial, and Familial History by Andrew Taylor Call Book Discussion & Signing

Sunday, December 9th, 11 am to 2 pm 5529 Lake Park Blvd Light Refreshments will [...]

HP Book Club Monday, November 19, 2018

Just a reminder that the Hyde Park Book Club will meet this coming Monday, November 19, 2018 at the Hyde Park Historical Society Building at 7:30pm. Rosellen Brown has agreed to join us on to discuss her new novel, The Lake on Fire. "The Lake on Fire is an epic narrative that begins among 19th century Jewish immigrants on a failing Wisconsin farm.

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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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