• HP Book Club Monday, June 17, 2019

    HP Book Club Monday, June 17, 2019

    Monday, June 17, 2019 Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S. Lake Park 7:30pm Dirty Waters: Confessions of Chicago’s Last Harbor Boss--Robert J. Nelson

  • Hyde Park Historical Society Open House

    Hyde Park Historical Society Open House

    Hyde Park Historical Society Open House Saturday, June 8, 2019 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue 2-4 pm All are welcome! Light refreshments Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S. Lake Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60637

  • 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 [...]

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HP Book Club Monday, June 17, 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019 Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S. Lake Park 7:30pm Dirty Waters: [...]

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House Saturday, June 8, 2019 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue [...]

Flashlight Tour of Jackson Park

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

Hyde Park Historical Society History Fair Program

Meet the winners of the Society's award for the best student projects on the history of Hyde Park Township from the 2019 Chicago Metro History Fair.

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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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