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NANCY HAYS: A RETROSPECTIVE

NANCY HAYS: A RETROSPECTIVE Sunday, December 8, 2-4pm Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL An activist and preservationist, Nancy Hays’ photography embodies the ethos of Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. In 1958 at the age of 35, Hays arrived in Chicago from New York City where she had studied [...]

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 Side Monday, March 19 Author Carlo Rotella, The World is [...]

Hyde Park Historical Society Annual Holiday Party

Hyde Park Historical Society Annual Holiday Party Sunday December 15, 20192-4pm5529 S Lake Park Ave.Please help spread the joy and bring a contribution to our refreshments table! ALL ARE WELCOME!

Nancy Hays Photo Exhibit

NANCY HAYS PHOTO EXHIBIT A retrospective exhibit of Nancy Hays photographs of Hyde Park in the 1980s.

A Conversation with Timuel D. Black, Jr. and Susan Klonsky Conducted by Jay Mulberry

A Conversation with Timuel D. Black, Jr. and Susan Klonsky Conducted by Jay Mulberry 2:00pm-4:00 pm Sunday, November 17, 2019 Hyde Park Union Church 5600 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637 Reception and Book Signing will follow the program For more information contact Kathy Huff at: kathy@rogerhuff.com 

A NEW BLUEPRINT: Discussing the Importance of Diversity in Preservation

A NEW BLUEPRINT: Discussing the Importance of Diversity in Preservation Featuring noted Chicago photographer and writer Lee Bey  Saturday, November 2, 2019 2:00 -  4:00 pm Augustana Lutheran Church 5500 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 Free Event and Open to the Public  Why the histories and places that tell the stories of African Americans, Latinos, [...]

Nancy Campbell Hays: A Retrospective Opening Reception

Nancy Campbell Hays: A Retrospective Opening Reception Exhibition opening: October 27, 2019, 2-4pm 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637 Join us at 2pm at the Hyde Park Historical Society for the opening of the exhibition Nancy Campbell Hays: A Retrospective The exhibit is sponsored by the Hyde Park Historical Society. It is [...]

Join us for Open House Chicago!

Join us for Open House Chicago! The Hyde Park Historical Society historic cable car building will be a featured stop on this year’s Open House Chicago.  After 3 years of building repairs, restoration and renovation we are finally ready to showcase our new look!  Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:00am-5:00pm Sunday, October 20, 2019 10:00am-5:00pm The [...]

Hyde Park’s Independent Booksellers; Use Them or Lose Them

In this era of Amazon, ebooks and bookstore chains where t-shirts and coffee mugs compete with books, Hyde Park continues a legacy of independent bookstores that sell just books.

Hyde Park’s Independent Booksellers: Use Them or Lose Them

Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:00 - 4:00 pm 57th Street Wines, 1448 E. 57th Street (once home to the legendary O’Gara & Wilson bookstore) Free and open to the Public Featuring: Jack Cella, Past general manager, Seminary Co-op Bookstores (1970-2013) Jeff Deutsch, General manager, Seminary Co-op Bookstores (2013-Present) Brad Jonas, Managing co-owner of Powell's Books [...]