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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 [...]

Hyde Park Book Club Presents Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater with author Mark Larson

There’s Art in Them Thar Revetments! A Zoom Talk with William Swislow on June 27, 2020

The Hyde Park Book Club Presents:Chicago Artists Colonies with Author Keith M. Stolte

HPHS Presents A Virtual Tour Policy King

Recruiting for New HPHS Board Members

On November 6, 2020, the Hyde Park Historical Society (HPHS) will hold an election of Officers and Board Members for the 2-year term: 2021 & 2022. Our plan is to submit the slate of Officers and Board Members to our current board at the November Meeting, that will be held on November 17th. The next [...]

Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, October 19, 2020

Hyde Park Book Club  Monday, October 19, 2020 7:30pm Discussions with: Carlo Rotella, author of: The World is Always Coming to an End Pulling together and apart in a Chicago neighborhood All are welcome! Hyde Park Historical Society Chicago Hyde Park Village Contact info@hydeparkhistory.org for the Zoom link by 3:00pm on October 19.

Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, November 16, 2020

Hyde Park Book Club  Monday, November 16, 2020 7:30pm Via Zoom Discussions with: Peter M. Ascoli author of: Julius Rosenwald: The Man Who Built Sears, Roebuck and Advanced the Cause of Black Education in the American South All are welcome! Hyde Park Historical Society Chicago Hyde Park Village Contact info@hydeparkhistory.org for the Zoom link by 3:00pm [...]