Events

“HYDE PARK-KENWOOD STORIES THEN AND NOW” Commemorating 150 Years of St. Thomas the Apostle

DIRTY WATERS: CONFESSIONS OF CHICAGO’S LAST HARBOR BOSS

Hi Everyone, Here is a flyer for our upcoming program on Dirty Waters: Confessions of Chicago's Last Harbor Boss. Author Robert J. Nelson, a third generation south-sider and longtime resident of the Highlands, was appointed by Mayor Harold Washington to clean up and modernize management of Chicago's harbors. Nelson will discuss harbor corruption and historical [...]

Hyde Park Book Club Meeting August 20, 2018 Summer Reading List

Hi Everyone, A rousing thank you to Lisa for joining us last night. It was a wonderful discussion and a wonderful evening. Thanks to all of you for participating. We had a number of new faces last night. Those whose email I could decipher, I have copied on this message. If you would like to [...]

“No Blacks in the ‘White City’? Frederick Douglass at the Haitian Pavilion…

“No Blacks in the ‘White City’? Frederick Douglass at the Haitian Pavilion Sunday, July 15 at HPHS—5529 S. Lake Park 2 PM (Doors Open at 1:30 PM) REGISTRATION REQUIRED Presentation Limit 30 (Ticket Required) Tour—Open, No Ticket Required Registration Link Below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/no-blacks-in-the-white-city-frederick-douglass-at-the-haitian-pavilion-the-challenge-to-the-status-tickets-47622752936 Tour Map ONLY TICKETED, REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS WILL BE GUARANTEED A SEAT. [...]

March in the July 4th on 53rd Street Parade & Picnic with the HPHS

The Board of Directors of the Hyde Park Historical Society (HPHS) Encourages all members and friends to march in the July 4th on 53rd Street Parade & Picnic with the HPHS on Independence Day, Wednesday,  July 4, 2018. WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2018 SCHEDULE: Bike Decorating - 10:00 am Parade General Assembly - 10:30 am - [...]

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. [...]

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!

The Architect Who Helped Save The Cable Car Building

AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION WITH PAUL YOUNG AND SAM GUARD WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 25, 2017 7PM HYDE PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY 5529 S LAKE PARK AVE

The History of Jackson Park: A Lecture & Walking Tour

Sunday, October 29th Join the Hyde Park Historical Society and Friends of the Parks for a lecture and walking tour about the history of Jackson Park. Presentation by Tim Wittman of School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Historic Preservation Program Get Tickets Here Lecture at 2pm: Walking Tour at 4pm: Hyde Park Historical Jackson [...]

HYDE PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

Sunday, October 22, 2017—1 PM Sharp In celebration of our 40th Anniversary the Hyde Park Historical Society is recreating this iconic photo in front of the 1893 cable car building. Vintage 1890’s clothing optional. Please join us. Meet at HPHS, 5529 Lake Park, at 1pm sharp for the photo. Feel free to join us for [...]