• Julius Rosenwald Film – Opens September 4, 2015

    Julius Rosenwald Film – Opens September 4, 2015

    Peter Ascoli Cordially invites you to view a Documentary about his grandfather (Julius Rosenwald), a Hyde Park-Kenwood Resident. The film will open at two Chicagoland locations for approximately one week starting on September 4th and scheduled to close around September 10th. Some Hyde […]

  • 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 […]

  • Ferris Wheel in the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair

    Ferris Wheel in the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair

    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 Mechanical Engineering student at the University of British Columbia. His […]

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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Julius Rosenwald Film – Opens September 4, 2015

Peter Ascoli Cordially invites you to view a Documentary about his grandfather (Julius Rosenwald), a […]

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MIES IN HYDE PARK

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 7 PM
TOP-FLOOR MEETING ROOM
PROMONTORY APARTMENTS 5530-5532 SOUTH […]

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Hyde Park-Kenwood Stories: An Oral History Program -August 16, 2015

Hyde Park Historical Society
Invites You to Attend
Hyde Park-Kenwood Stories: An Oral History Program
[…]

  • Villas

Midsummer Stroll through Rosalie Villas

The Hyde Park Historical Society

Midsummer Stroll through Rosalie Villas

Sunday, […]