The following is an excerpt from the article “Best of Hyde Park & Kenwood 2015” appearing in the South Side Weekly.
We first encountered the Hyde Park Historical Society while wandering around the back end of the ComEd substation on 56th and Harper. It’s easy to miss the small structure nestled behind the Metra tracks across the street from Maravillas. The old railway station’s shingled roof slopes down toward arched windows surrounded by red-brick walls, giving way to a vintage wooden interior, where antique bookshelves, clocks, and various Hyde Park trinkets like street signs and portraits line the walls. The society’s modest exterior gives only a hint of its rich past or the vast trove of historical knowledge inside, offering exhibit viewings for only two hours every Saturday and Sunday. READ MORE