• Flashlight Tour of Jackson Park

    Flashlight Tour of Jackson Park

    The Hyde Park Historical Society, Friends of the Parks and the Jackson Park Advisory Council present a Chicago Park District Night Out in the Parks Flashlight Tour of Jackson Park: This program provides a rare opportunity to explore Jackson Park during the nighttime. Expert historians [...]

  • 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, [...]

  • Hyde Park Historical Society Cable Car Building – Restored and Looking Good!

    Hyde Park Historical Society Cable Car Building – Restored and Looking Good!

    The Hyde Park Historical Society announces a major achievement in the restoration of its historical cable car building. The exterior work on the building is complete! The deteriorated brickwork has been replaced. The doors and woodwork have been refurbished, repainted and refinished. This effort could [...]

HPHS Upcoming & Recent Events

Flashlight Tour of Jackson Park

The Hyde Park Historical Society, Friends of the Parks and the Jackson Park Advisory Council [...]

Chicago Motor Coach Company by Jack Doyle

GO THE MOTOR COACH WAY Hyde Park Historical Society Sunday, April 7, 2019 2-4pm 5529 [...]

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House March 31, 2019

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House Sunday, March 31, 2019 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue [...]

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.

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Hyde Park History

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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