• Hyde Park’s Bonnie & Clyde: Larry Baran, author of The Housewife Loved a Bandit

    Hyde Park’s Bonnie & Clyde: Larry Baran, author of The Housewife Loved a Bandit

    Presents: Hyde Park’s Bonnie & Clyde Larry Baran, author of The Housewife Loved a Bandit, will show and tell how his mother, Flo Baran, escaped Hyde Park into a life of crime, what happened on the crime spree, and how [...]

  • Hyde Park Book Club: Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago’s South Side

    Hyde Park Book Club: Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago’s South Side

    Hyde Park Book Club presents Lee Bey author of Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago’s South Side   Monday, February 17, 2020  7:30PM Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 s Lake Park, Chicago, Il  All Are Welcome Hyde [...]

  • HPHS Open House Schedule for January and February/March

    HPHS Open House Schedule for January and February/March

    HPHS Open House Schedule:  January - February/March The Nancy Hays exhibit is still up, so if you missed the previous dates you can still see it. If you have already seen it, drop in for some friendly conversation of a historical nature. 2-4pm Saturday, January [...]

  • UChicago Folk Festival: Influencer for 60 Years

    UChicago Folk Festival: Influencer for 60 Years

    Get ready for the 2020 UChicago Folk Festival to be held February 14-15, 2020! Join the Hyde Park Historical Society in celebrating the benchmark 60th Anniversaryof the UChicago Folk Festival, the acclaimed longest running student organized folk festival in the country.

  • Announcing the 2020 Hyde Park Book Club

    Announcing the 2020 Hyde Park Book Club

    Announcing the 2020 Hyde Park Book Club Monday, January 20. Author Bea Lumpkin, Always Bring a Crowd and Joy in the Struggle. Also, Jacky Grimshaw, former aide to Mayor Harold Washington Monday, February 17 Author Lee Bey, Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago’s South [...]

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Hyde Park’s Bonnie & Clyde: Larry Baran, author of The Housewife Loved a Bandit

Presents: Hyde Park’s Bonnie & Clyde Larry Baran, author of [...]

Hyde Park Book Club: Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago’s South Side

Hyde Park Book Club presents Lee Bey author of Southern Exposure: The [...]

HPHS Open House Schedule for January and February/March

HPHS Open House Schedule:  January - February/March The Nancy Hays exhibit is still up, so [...]

UChicago Folk Festival: Influencer for 60 Years

Get ready for the 2020 UChicago Folk Festival to be held February 14-15, 2020! Join the Hyde Park Historical Society in celebrating the benchmark 60th Anniversaryof the UChicago Folk Festival, the acclaimed longest running student organized folk festival in the country.

Recent Events

Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, January 20, 2020

Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, January 20, 2020 Discussions with: Jackie Grimshaw, former aide to Harold [...]

NANCY HAYS: A RETROSPECTIVE

NANCY HAYS: A RETROSPECTIVE Sunday, December 21, 2-4pm Hyde Park Historical Society [...]

NANCY HAYS: A RETROSPECTIVE

NANCY HAYS: A RETROSPECTIVE Sunday, December 8, 2-4pm Hyde Park Historical Society [...]

Hyde Park Historical Society Annual Holiday Party

Hyde Park Historical Society Annual Holiday Party Sunday December 15, 20192-4pm5529 S Lake Park Ave.Please [...]

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Hyde Park History

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 [...]

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 [...]

Hyde Park Center:

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

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

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

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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