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Book Discussion: FADING ADS OF CHICAGO

SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2019 FADING ADS OF CHICAGO JOSEPH MARLIN Follow Joe Marlin on his journey to photo document the city’s advertisements painted on the walls of buildings where they outlasted the way of life they represented. From national brands to mom-and-pop shops, his collection offers a glimpse of a bygone era. [...]

HP Book Club Monday, July 15, 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019 Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S. Lake Park 7:30pm Women Warriors: An Unexpected History Pamela D. Toler All are welcome!

Come march with the Hyde Park Historical Society in the annual 4th on 53rd Parade

Come march with the Hyde Park Historical Society in the annual 4th on 53rd Parade Thursday July 4, 2019 from 10:30-1:30. Meet at the staging ground at 5300 S. Lake Park Avenue. The Parade route is Lake Park South to 55th Street East to Hyde Park Boulevard North to 53rd Street West ending in Nichols [...]

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House Saturday, June 8, 2019 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue 2-4 pm All are welcome! Light refreshments Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S. Lake Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60637

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 [...]

Hyde Park Historical Society History Fair Program

Meet the winners of the Society's award for the best student projects on the history of Hyde Park Township from the 2019 Chicago Metro History Fair.

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 [...]

Hyde Park Historical Society Cable Car Building – Restored and Looking Good!

The Hyde Park Historical Society announces a major achievement in the restoration of its historical cable car building. The exterior work on the building is complete! The deteriorated brickwork has been replaced. The doors and woodwork have been refurbished, repainted and refinished. This effort could not have been accomplished without the generous support of our [...]

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 [...]