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There’s Art in Them Thar Revetments! Zoom Talk with William Swislow on June 27, 2020

One of the world’s most remarkable outdoor art treasures lies hidden in plain sight along Chicago’s Lake Michigan waterfront — carvings in the stone revetments that line the lakeshore, many of them spectacular, most by anonymous creators, and almost none of them noticed by the millions of people who enjoy the city’s unobstructed shore. Join William Swislow, who has photographed thousands of these carvings, including many in Hyde Park, to view examples of this art underfoot, to hear its story, and to learn about the carvers who made it and the shoreline that was their canvas.

Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, August 17, 2020 via Zoom

Hyde Park Book Club  Monday, August 17, 2020 7:30pm VIA ZOOM Discussions with: Keith Stolte, author of: Chicago Artist Colonies With Zac Bleicher, Executive Director, Edgar Miller Legacy All are welcome! Hyde Park Historical Society Chicago Hyde Park Village Contact info@hydeparkhistory.org for the Zoom link prior to 3pm the day of the meeting.

Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, September 21, 2020 via Zoom

Hyde Park Book Club  Monday, September 21, 2020 7:30pm VIA ZOOM Discussions with: Mark Larson, author of: Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater All are welcome! Hyde Park Historical Society Chicago Hyde Park Village Contact info@hydeparkhistory.org for the Zoom link prior to 3pm the day of the meeting.

*RESCHEDULED VIA ZOOM Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, March 16, 2020

*RESCHEDULED VIA ZOOM Hyde Park Book Club  Monday, July 20, 2020 7:30pm Discussions with: Carlo Rotella, author of: The World is Always Coming to an End Pulling together and apart in a Chicago neighborhood All are welcome! Hyde Park Historical Society Chicago Hyde Park Village Contact Michal.s.safar@gmail.com for the Zoom link

The Faulkner School-More than a Finishing School

Peep, peep, peep cried the baby chicks as they skittered along the hallway, each chick followed by an enchanted ninth-grader. This was my first day at Faulkner, and I had had no experience at all with teenagers. But I was determined to give the students the hands-on experience I felt they needed to learn about the science of life.