• ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM: “HYDE PARK-KENWOOD STORIES THEN AND NOW”

    ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM: “HYDE PARK-KENWOOD STORIES THEN AND NOW”

    Do you remember the Hyde Park Y.M.C.A. or the old Harper Theatre? Did you shop at the Hyde Park Co-op or at Breslauer’s Department Store? Do you remember dining in restaurants in the old Harper Court Shopping Center?
  • HPHS Open House

    HPHS Open House

    The Hyde Park Historical Society invites you to join us for the first of our scheduled open houses. Come and learn the story of our historic cable car building. Speak with our docents about Hyde Park history. View the poster exhibit of the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club.
  • HPHS Book Club Notes July 18

    HPHS Book Club Notes 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:
  • 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 […]

  • 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 Summer 2016 Newsletter

    Hyde Park History Summer 2016 Newsletter

    View Summer 2016 Newsletter PDF, or visit the Newsletters page to view back issues.

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 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 […]

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  • oral-History

ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM: “HYDE PARK-KENWOOD STORIES THEN AND NOW”

Do you remember the Hyde Park Y.M.C.A. or the old Harper Theatre? Did you shop at the Hyde Park Co-op or at Breslauer’s Department Store? Do you remember dining in restaurants in the old Harper Court Shopping Center?
  • openHse

HPHS Open House

The Hyde Park Historical Society invites you to join us for the first of our scheduled open houses. Come and learn the story of our historic cable car building. Speak with our docents about Hyde Park history. View the poster exhibit of the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club.
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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 […]

  • hist-fair

HPHS Best Student Project from 2016 Chicago Metro History Fair

Hyde Park Historical Society

2:00 – 4:00 pm, Saturday, June […]

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