• HP Book Club Monday, November 19, 2018

    HP Book Club Monday, November 19, 2018

    Just a reminder that the Hyde Park Book Club will meet this coming Monday, November 19, 2018 at the Hyde Park Historical Society Building at 7:30pm. Rosellen Brown has agreed to join us on to discuss her new novel, The Lake on Fire. "The Lake on Fire is an epic narrative that begins among 19th century Jewish immigrants on a failing Wisconsin farm.

  • Hyde Park Historical Society Cable Car Building – Restored and Looking Good!

    Hyde Park Historical Society Cable Car Building – Restored and Looking Good!

    The Hyde Park Historical Society announces a major achievement in the restoration of its historical cable car building. The exterior work on the building is complete! The deteriorated brickwork has been replaced. The doors and woodwork have been refurbished, repainted and refinished. This effort could [...]

  • Celebrate The Life of Jazz Pianist Willie Pickens

    Celebrate The Life of Jazz Pianist Willie Pickens

    Dear friends, Last July, a group of friends began to look for a way to honor the wonderful jazz pianist Willie Pickens and his wife, Irma. Great in the world of music, they were also great human beings. What we came up with is a [...]

  • Remarkable Women of the U of C: Hanna Holborn Gray, Muriel Beadle, Maude Hutchins

    Remarkable Women of the U of C: Hanna Holborn Gray, Muriel Beadle, Maude Hutchins

    Hyde Park Book Club. Remarkable Women of the University of Chicago: Hanna Holborn Gray, Muriel Beadle, Maude Hutchins

HPHS Upcoming & Recent Events

Hyde Park Book Club Change of Venue

Hi Everyone, As you know, we have lost our meeting room space with the closing [...]

Celebrate The Life of Jazz Pianist Willie Pickens

Dear friends, Last July, a group of friends began to look for a way to [...]

Remarkable Women of the U of C: Hanna Holborn Gray, Muriel Beadle, Maude Hutchins

Hyde Park Book Club. Remarkable Women of the University of Chicago: Hanna Holborn Gray, Muriel Beadle, Maude Hutchins

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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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