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    December 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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HPHS 2017 PAUL CORNELL AWARD Nomination form

HYDE PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY 2017 PAUL CORNELL AWARD Nomination form The Hyde Park Historical Society is currently seeking nominations for the 2016 Paul Cornell Award, named after Hyde Park Township’s founder. This award recognizes individuals and organizations whose work exemplify the values and objectives of the Society: recording Hyde Park's history, preserving Hyde [...]

Hyde Park’s Historic Professor Rowhouses

The Hyde Park Historical Society invites you on a guided tour of: Hyde Park’s Historic Professor Rowhouses Sunday, October 23, 2016 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House

Saturday, October 8, 2016 2-4 PM   The Hyde Park Historical Society invites you to join us for another open house. Come and learn the history of our historic cable car building. Speak with our docents about Hyde Park historical topics. We have a new exhibit! We have put together a poster exhibit from our [...]

An Afternoon Outing with the Hyde Park Historical Society

Our destination: the two inns restored by the late Dev Bowly (a founder and longtime supporter of the historical society). The area has long been a second-home mecca for Hyde Parkers, including many University of Chicago faculty members.

ETHAN MICHAELI Author of: The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America

Giving voice to the voiceless, the Chicago Defender condemned Jim Crow, catalyzed the Great Migration, and focused the electoral power of black America.

ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM: “HYDE PARK-KENWOOD STORIES THEN AND NOW”

Do you remember the Hyde Park Y.M.C.A. or the old Harper Theatre? Did you shop at the Hyde Park Co-op or at Breslauer’s Department Store? Do you remember dining in restaurants in the old Harper Court Shopping Center?

4th on 53rd Street Parade & Picnic with the HPHS

The Board of Directors of the Hyde Park Historical Society (HPHS) ​ Encourages all members and friends to march in the July 4th on 53rd Street Parade & Picnic with the HPHS on Independence Day, Monday, July 4, 2016. MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016 at 9 to 10 am (General Assembly) Parade Begins at 11 am [...]

HPHS Best Student Project from 2016 Chicago Metro History Fair

Hyde Park Historical Society 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Saturday, June 25, 2016 Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago Refreshments will be served. Enter side door from parking lot. Meet the winners of the Society's award for the best student projects on the history of Hyde Park Township from the 2016 Chicago Metro History [...]

WELCOME WHOLE FOODS TO HYDE PARK

Please refer to the following info or link below (to the Whole Foods web site) for an announcement of their opening day celebration. The Hyde Park Historical Society will get 1% of all sales on Wednesday- June 22nd as a donation from Whole Foods. The following HPHS Board Members Carol Bradford, Cleveland Holden, and Michal [...]

Hyde Park Historical Society Annual Dinner 2016

The 2016 Hyde Park Historical Society Annual Dinner includes: The 2016 Paul Cornell Award, The 2016 Marian & Leon Despres Preservation Award, THe 2016 Jean F. Block Award, with Guest Speaker Jay Mulberry.