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’63 Boycott: A Conversation With Prof. Timuel D. Black Jr. HPHS Emeritus Board Member

HPHS Book Club: Bette Howland (1937-2017): W-3

Now 102, Chicago historian Timuel Black reflects on lifelong fight for equality

’63 Boycott: A Conversation With Prof. Timuel D. Black Jr. HPHS Emeritus Board Member

'63 Boycott: A Conversation With Prof. Timuel D. Black Jr. HPHS Emeritus Board Member Date: Sunday, February 21 Time: 3:00 PM CST Location: Zoom Video Conference Register Today: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqcu6tqTooHNV0NUZiRi9GkG10usCoohku In celebration of Black History Month, The Hyde Park Historical Society Presents “ '63 Boycott: A Conversation with Prof. Timuel D. Black Jr.” on Sunday, February [...]

Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, March 15, 2021

 Hyde Park Book Club  Monday, March 15, 2021 7:30pm Via Zoom Gabriel Bump Everywhere You Don't Belong A Novel   Author of Everywhere You Don’t Belong, Gabriel Bump, will join us. Gabriel is the 2020 winner of the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence in fiction by African Americ an authors. This is his [...]

Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, January 18, 2021

Hyde Park Book Club  Monday, January 18, 2021 7:30pm Via Zoom Richard Courage and Christopher Robert Reed: Black History and Arts in Chicago All are welcome! Hyde Park Historical Society Chicago Hyde Park Village Zoom Registration Required. Register Here

Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, February 15, 2021

 Hyde Park Book Club  Monday, February 15, 2021 7:30pm Via Zoom Bette Howland (1937-2017): W-3 In 1968 Bette Howland, a divorced, single mother of 2 boys and a struggling author took an overdose of sleeping pills and was admitted to the University of Chicago psychiatric ward (W-3). W-3 is a memoir of her experience, originally [...]

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Designed to Dazzle & Delight: Chicago’s 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Jackson Park with historian Julia Bachrach

Statue of the Republic, Jackson Park (photo by Julia Bachrach) THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH • 4:30PM-5:45PM Renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted was unimpressed when he first laid eyes on what would become Chicago’s South Park. But despite his initial trepidation, he produced a magnificent original plan for the 1055-acre green space. This presentation explores [...]

From Swamps to Parks: Building Chicago’s Public Spaces

The Museum of Science and Industry was built as the Palace of Fine Arts for the World’s Columbian Exposition. This photograph documents the building’s construction, circa 1892. Photograph by C.D. Arnold. Chicago Public Library, C.D. Arnold Photographic Collection, Volume I, Plate 46c. Johanna Russ and I are shown here standing in the section of the exhibit [...]