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Recruiting for New HPHS Board Members

On November 6, 2020, the Hyde Park Historical Society (HPHS) will hold an election of Officers and Board Members for the 2-year term: 2021 & 2022. Our plan is to submit the slate of Officers and Board Members to our current board at the November Meeting, that will be held on November 17th. The next [...]

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 [...]

WE NEED YOU TO HELP SAVE THE CABLE CAR BUILDING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHICAGO, IL September 25, 2017 – Tucked in the wall at the bottom of a Metra train station in Chicago's Hyde Park community is a 124 year old one-room building resting quietly in the shadow of super stores and townhouses – the last cable car station that survived Chicago's cable car era [...]

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House Sunday, July 30, 2017 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue 2-4pm The Hyde Park Historical Society invites you to join us for another open house.  Our continuing exhibit is: Hyde Park in 1890, from Rascher's Atlas.  The exhibit features maps from the atlas between 51st and 59th Streets and Cottage [...]

Hyde Park History Summer 2016 Newsletter

View Summer 2016 Newsletter PDF, or visit the Newsletters page to view back issues.

New book on the history of the University of Chicago

In the summer of 1996, Dean John W. Boyer began what he thought would be a small summer research project, never imagining that his efforts would span nearly two decades and result in a new book on the history of the University of Chicago. Read Full uchicago.edu article