Previous Events

HP Book Club Monday, June 17, 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019 Hyde Park Historical Society   5529 S. Lake Park   7:30pm   Dirty Waters: Confessions of Chicago’s Last Harbor Boss --Robert J. Nelson

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

Chicago Motor Coach Company by Jack Doyle

GO THE MOTOR COACH WAY Hyde Park Historical Society Sunday, April 7, 2019 2-4pm 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue Light refreshments will be served   Chicago Motor Coach Company chronicles an era with buses first traversed the city’s boulevards.  Streetcars were not allowed on Park District streets, thereby paving the way for motor bus operations. [...]

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House March 31, 2019

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House Sunday, March 31, 2019 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue 2 - 4pm The Hyde Park Historical Society invites you to join us for an open house on March 31st. All are welcome! Light refreshments will be served.

HP Book Club Meeting Monday, March 18, 2019

HYDE PARK BOOK CLUB, MONDAY March 18, 2019 Finding Hyde Park: Show and Tell. We will be looking for books with significant and/or interesting sections on Hyde Park, both fiction and non‐fiction. Take a look at your libraries and see if you can find something to bring for Monday.

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House Sunday, March 3, 2019 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue 2 - 4pm The Hyde Park Historical Society invites you to join us for an open house on March 3rd. We will be continuing our exhibit Hyde Park in 1890, from Rascher’s Atlas. The exhibit features maps from the atlas [...]

HP Book Club Monday, November 19, 2018

Just a reminder that the Hyde Park Book Club will meet this coming Monday, November 19, 2018 at the Hyde Park Historical Society Building at 7:30pm. Rosellen Brown has agreed to join us on to discuss her new novel, The Lake on Fire. "The Lake on Fire is an epic narrative that begins among 19th century Jewish immigrants on a failing Wisconsin farm.

Hyde Park Book Club Change of Venue

Hi Everyone, As you know, we have lost our meeting room space with the closing of Treasure Island. Fortunately, HPHS has finished the exterior work on the building, and that space will be available for upcoming meetings. All future book club meetings will be held at the Hyde Park Historical Society, 5529 S. Lake Park [...]

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. [...]