• “No Blacks in the ‘White City’? Frederick Douglass at the Haitian Pavilion…

    “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 [...]

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    Herald Subscriptions Support HPHS!

    Suscribe to or renew your subscription to the Hyde Park Herald and help support the Hyde Park Historical Society. The Hyde Park Herald will donate half of the cost of every new or renewed subscription! Yearly Subscription Options for One Year : $30.00 USD - [...]

  • Thank You For Your Support!

    Thank You For Your Support!

    The Hyde Park Historical Society wishes to thank all of our supporters in our quest to win the Partners in Preservation (PIP) National Trust Preservation Grant. We were honored to be selected as on e of the 25 semifinalist out of a field of 137 [...]

  • Dev Bowly Man and Vision

    Dev Bowly Man and Vision

    Dev Bowly Man and Vision interviews Ward Miller, Executive Director of Preservation Chicago, about Dev Bowly. Ward Miller speaks about Dev Bowly and his historic influence on the Hyde Park Historical Society and his Michigan Inns.

HPHS Upcoming & Recent Events

“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 [...]

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

The Board of Directors of the Hyde Park Historical Society (HPHS) Encourages all members and [...]

Book Club Meeting

Hi Everyone, Just a reminder that the next book club meeting is this coming Monday, [...]

HPHS 2018 History Fair Program

Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S. Lake Park Ave. Chicago 2:00-4:00PM, Sunday, June 10, 2018 [...]

HPHS Video

Hyde Park History

The History of Hyde Park

April 30th, 2015|0 Comments

The history of Hyde Park begins with the arrival in Chicago of a young lawyer, Paul Cornell. He was descended from a family which first arrived in the “New World” in 1638. His cousin, Ezra [...]

Ferris Wheel in the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair

April 27th, 2015|5 Comments

The Society is delighted to present this wonderful description of the Life and Death of Chicago's great Ferris Wheel of 1893. It was written by Patrick Meehan in 1964 while he was a 4th year [...]

Hyde Park Center:

November 30th, 2015|0 Comments

The section of Hyde Park between 53rd and 55th Streets, and between Harper and Woodlawn Avenue, is the oldest part of our neighborhood. It is also the most modest, the most urban [...]

Hyde Park Historical Society Headquarters

May 5th, 2015|0 Comments

Hyde Park Historical Society is housed in a building which originally was a waiting room for cable car personnel.

History of Hyde Park by A.T. Andreas

May 19th, 2015|0 Comments

This territory was the district bounded by Thirty ninth Street on the north by Grand Boulevard or South Park Avenue on the west by Lake Michigan on the east and by Eighty seventh Street [...]

Lincoln’s Hyde Park

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Lincoln’s Hyde Park   By SUSAN O’CONNOR DAVIS Designed by one of the city’s first practicing architects, Gurdon P. Randall, the Hyde Park House was built at Oak (53rd) Street on the shore of [...]

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