Previous Events

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.

The University of Chicago Library -Virtual Library Lecture

Virtual Library Lecture: Exploring the University of Chicago's History through the Library's Map Collection Exploring the University of Chicago's History through the Library's Map Collection The Library invites you to a special lecture featuring Mindy Schwartz, Professor of Medicine at the Pritzker School of Medicine; Cecilia Smith, GIS and Map Librarian; and Ashton Hicks, Hanna [...]

There’s Art in Them Thar Revetments! with William Swislow

There’s Art in Them Thar Revetments! Via Zoom Saturday, June 27, 2020 2:00 - 4:00 pm 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. 

*SCHEDULED VIA ZOOM Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, June 15, 2020

*SCHEDULED VIA ZOOM Hyde Park Book Club  Monday, June 15, 2020 7:30pm Joseph Gustaitus author of: Chicago’s Greatest Year: 1893 All are welcome! Hyde Park Historical Society Chicago Hyde Park Village Contact Michal.s.safar@gmail.com for the Zoom link

Hyde Park’s Bonnie & Clyde: Larry Baran, author of The Housewife Loved a Bandit

Presents: Hyde Park’s Bonnie & Clyde Larry Baran, author of The Housewife Loved a Bandit, will show and tell how his mother, Flo Baran, escaped Hyde Park into a life of crime, what happened on the crime spree, and how it all came to an end. The story starts at [...]

Hyde Park Book Club: Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago’s South Side

Hyde Park Book Club presents Lee Bey author of Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago’s South Side   Monday, February 17, 2020  7:30PM Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 s Lake Park, Chicago, Il  All Are Welcome Hyde Park Historical Society Chicago Hyde Park Village  for more information, [...]

HPHS Open House Schedule for January and February/March

HPHS Open House Schedule:  January - February/March The Nancy Hays exhibit is still up, so if you missed the previous dates you can still see it. If you have already seen it, drop in for some friendly conversation of a historical nature. 2-4pm Saturday, January 25, 2020 Sunday, January 26, 2020 Saturday, February 29, 2020 [...]

Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, January 20, 2020

Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, January 20, 2020 Discussions with: Jackie Grimshaw, former aide to Harold Washington & Bea Lumpkin, author of:Always Bring A Crowd! and Joy in the Struggle Hyde Park Book Club Monday, January 20, 2020 Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S. Lake Park 7:30pm

UChicago Folk Festival: Influencer for 60 Years

Get ready for the 2020 UChicago Folk Festival to be held February 14-15, 2020! Join the Hyde Park Historical Society in celebrating the benchmark 60th Anniversaryof the UChicago Folk Festival, the acclaimed longest running student organized folk festival in the country.

NANCY HAYS: A RETROSPECTIVE

NANCY HAYS: A RETROSPECTIVE Sunday, December 21, 2-4pm Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL An activist and preservationist, Nancy Hays’ photography embodies the ethos of Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. In 1958 at the age of 35, Hays arrived in Chicago from New York City where she had [...]