Previous Events

Nancy Campbell Hays: A Retrospective Opening Reception

Nancy Campbell Hays: A Retrospective Opening Reception Exhibition opening: October 27, 2019, 2-4pm 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637 Join us at 2pm at the Hyde Park Historical Society for the opening of the exhibition Nancy Campbell Hays: A Retrospective The exhibit is sponsored by the Hyde Park Historical Society. It is [...]

Join us for Open House Chicago!

Join us for Open House Chicago! The Hyde Park Historical Society historic cable car building will be a featured stop on this year’s Open House Chicago.  After 3 years of building repairs, restoration and renovation we are finally ready to showcase our new look!  Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:00am-5:00pm Sunday, October 20, 2019 10:00am-5:00pm The [...]

Hyde Park’s Independent Booksellers: Use Them or Lose Them

Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:00 - 4:00 pm 57th Street Wines, 1448 E. 57th Street (once home to the legendary O’Gara & Wilson bookstore) Free and open to the Public Featuring: Jack Cella, Past general manager, Seminary Co-op Bookstores (1970-2013) Jeff Deutsch, General manager, Seminary Co-op Bookstores (2013-Present) Brad Jonas, Managing co-owner of Powell's Books [...]

HP Book Club Monday, August 19, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019 Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S. Lake Park 7:30pm Explore Chicago with Greg Borzo: Lost Restaurants of Chicago Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains Chicago Cable Cars All are welcome!

Hyde Park Historical Society: Nancy Hays Project

Dear Friends, Nancy Campbell Hays (1923/2007), a beloved Hyde Park photographer, activist and preservationist, arrived in Chicago in 1958 from NYC at the age of 35 and would remain here, building her legacy and supporting the local community, the rest of her life. She worked as a photographer for the Hyde Park Herald, crafted innovative [...]

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 [...]

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

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