HP Book Club Monday, May 20, 2019

Monday, May 20, 2019 Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S. Lake Park 7:30pm Chicago by the Book: 101 Publications that shaped the city and its image Neil Harris & Susan Rossen

Flashlight Tour of Jackson Park

The Hyde Park Historical Society, Friends of the Parks and the Jackson Park Advisory Council present a Chicago Park District Night Out in the Parks Flashlight Tour of Jackson Park: This program provides a rare opportunity to explore Jackson Park during the nighttime. Expert historians will provide interpretation highlighting the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition and [...]

Chicago: A Civic, Industrial, and Familial History by Andrew Taylor Call Book Discussion & Signing

Sunday, December 9th, 11 am to 2 pm 5529 Lake Park Blvd Light Refreshments will be served Copies of the new book will be for sale and the author will be available to sign copies. A new book, Chicago: A Civic, Industrial, and Familial History, by attorney and historian Andrew Taylor Call, will be the [...]

Celebrate The Life of Jazz Pianist Willie Pickens

Dear friends, Last July, a group of friends began to look for a way to honor the wonderful jazz pianist Willie Pickens and his wife, Irma. Great in the world of music, they were also great human beings. What we came up with is a kind of "Pickens Corner" with Irma and Willie's home as [...]

Remarkable Women of the U of C: Hanna Holborn Gray, Muriel Beadle, Maude Hutchins

Hyde Park Book Club. Remarkable Women of the University of Chicago: Hanna Holborn Gray, Muriel Beadle, Maude Hutchins

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


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 [...]

“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: 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 - [...]


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. [...]