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HPHS Annual Dinner Invitation 2017

Join us at the HPHS Annual Dinner 2017!

HPHS Annual Holiday Party

The Hyde Park Historical Society (HPHS) is hosting its annual holiday party, Sunday, Dec. 11. The event will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the HPHS headquarters, 5529 S. Lake Park Ave. Festive refreshments will be accompanied by live music from Andy Carter and Friends. This event is free and open to [...]

HPHS Book Club Monday, January 16

Next Meetings Monday, November 21st at 7:30 pm, The Manhattan Project. Caroline Herzen-berg, co-author of Their Day in the Sun: Women of the Manhattan Project will be joining us. Bibliography attached— Attached the two bibliographies that were handed out on Professor Culianu and the Manhattan Project.

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House Sunday, November 6, 2016 2-4 PM   The Hyde Park Historical Society invites you to join us for another open house. Come and learn the history of our historic cable car building. Speak with our docents about Hyde Park historical topics. We have a new exhibit! We have put [...]

HPHS 2017 PAUL CORNELL AWARD Nomination form

HYDE PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY 2017 PAUL CORNELL AWARD Nomination form The Hyde Park Historical Society is currently seeking nominations for the 2016 Paul Cornell Award, named after Hyde Park Township’s founder. This award recognizes individuals and organizations whose work exemplify the values and objectives of the Society: recording Hyde Park's history, preserving Hyde [...]

Hyde Park’s Historic Professor Rowhouses

The Hyde Park Historical Society invites you on a guided tour of: Hyde Park’s Historic Professor Rowhouses Sunday, October 23, 2016 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House

Saturday, October 8, 2016 2-4 PM   The Hyde Park Historical Society invites you to join us for another open house. Come and learn the history of our historic cable car building. Speak with our docents about Hyde Park historical topics. We have a new exhibit! We have put together a poster exhibit from our [...]

An Afternoon Outing with the Hyde Park Historical Society

Our destination: the two inns restored by the late Dev Bowly (a founder and longtime supporter of the historical society). The area has long been a second-home mecca for Hyde Parkers, including many University of Chicago faculty members.

ETHAN MICHAELI Author of: The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America

Giving voice to the voiceless, the Chicago Defender condemned Jim Crow, catalyzed the Great Migration, and focused the electoral power of black America.

ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM: “HYDE PARK-KENWOOD STORIES THEN AND NOW”

Do you remember the Hyde Park Y.M.C.A. or the old Harper Theatre? Did you shop at the Hyde Park Co-op or at Breslauer’s Department Store? Do you remember dining in restaurants in the old Harper Court Shopping Center?