Events

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

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 [...]

“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 [...]