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HPHS 2018 History Fair Program

Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S. Lake Park Ave. Chicago 2:00-4:00PM, Sunday, June 10, 2018 Refreshments will be served Meet the winners of the Society's award for the best student projects on the history of Hyde Park Township from the 2018 Chicago Metro History Fair. See the students present their projects and hear commentary by [...]

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House Saturday, April 14 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue 2 - 4 PM The Hyde Park Historical Society invites you to join us for another open house. We are continuing our exhibit Hyde Park in 1890, from Rascher's Atlas. The exhibit features maps from the atlas between 51st and 59thStreets [...]

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House Sunday, March 18 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue 2-4pm The Hyde Park Historical Society invites you to join us for our first open house of 2018. We are continuing our exhibit Hyde Park in 1890, from Rascher�s Atlas. The exhibit features maps from the atlas between 51st and 59th [...]

Hyde Park Book Club Meeting Topics, March 19 Meeting

Hi Everyone, I am very pleased to announce that Claire Hartfield, author of the recently published A Few Red Drops, will be joining us for the March 19 meeting. A Few Red Drops is an account of the 1919 Chicago Race Riot that started on a beach on the South Side near 29th Street and [...]

Herald Subscriptions Support HPHS!

Suscribe to or renew your subscription to the Hyde Park Herald and help support the Hyde Park Historical Society. The Hyde Park Herald will donate half of the cost of every new or renewed subscription! Yearly Subscription Options for One Year : $30.00 USD - yearly for Two Years : $41.00 USD - yearly for [...]

SET IN STONE: THE ART OF STONE CARVING

Walter Arnold, stonecutter and Hyde Park/Kenwood native, will discuss his training and career and will show us examples of his work abroad and in the U.S., including at the National Cathedral. His work can be seen at several locations in Hyde Park, including the Medici and the Lab School. Classically trained in Italy, Walter S. [...]

Hyde Park Book Club Monday, January 15

The next meeting of the Hyde Park Book Club will be on Monday, September 18, 7:30pm in the lower level meeting room at Treasure Island. The meeting will be on the history of Jackson Park and the South Park System. 

Holiday Open House and Party

Please join us for an afternoon of good cheer Sunday, December 10, 2017 2-4 pm Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S Lake Park Ave Please help spead the joy and bring a contribution to our refreshments table! ALL ARE WELCOME!

Thank You For Your Support!

The Hyde Park Historical Society wishes to thank all of our supporters in our quest to win the Partners in Preservation (PIP) National Trust Preservation Grant. We were honored to be selected as on e of the 25 semifinalist out of a field of 137 historical sites. We came 12th place out of the 25 [...]

WE NEED YOU TO HELP SAVE THE CABLE CAR BUILDING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHICAGO, IL September 25, 2017 – Tucked in the wall at the bottom of a Metra train station in Chicago's Hyde Park community is a 124 year old one-room building resting quietly in the shadow of super stores and townhouses – the last cable car station that survived Chicago's cable car era [...]