• Chicago Policy King Historic Residence  in West Woodlawn! August 15, 2020 via Zoom

    Chicago Policy King Historic Residence in West Woodlawn! August 15, 2020 via Zoom

    A Virtual Tour: Chicago Policy King Historic Residence in West Woodlawn! with Clinée Hedspeth VIA ZOOM Hyde Park Historical Society Saturday, August 15, 2020 2:00 - 3:30 pm Join HPHS Board Member Clinée Hedspeth for an extraordinary video tour of a historic West Woodlawn house [...]

  • Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, August 17, 2020 via Zoom

    Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, August 17, 2020 via Zoom

    Hyde Park Book Club  Monday, August 17, 2020 7:30pm VIA ZOOM Discussions with: Keith Stolte, author of: Chicago Artist Colonies With Zac Bleicher, Executive Director, Edgar Miller Legacy All are welcome! Hyde Park Historical Society Chicago Hyde Park Village Contact info@hydeparkhistory.org for the Zoom link [...]

  • Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, September 21, 2020 via Zoom

    Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, September 21, 2020 via Zoom

    Hyde Park Book Club  Monday, September 21, 2020 7:30pm VIA ZOOM Discussions with: Mark Larson, author of: Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater All are welcome! Hyde Park Historical Society Chicago Hyde Park Village Contact info@hydeparkhistory.org for the Zoom link prior to 3pm the [...]

  • The Faulkner School-More than a Finishing School

    The Faulkner School-More than a Finishing School

    Peep, peep, peep cried the baby chicks as they skittered along the hallway, each chick followed by an enchanted ninth-grader. This was my first day at Faulkner, and I had had no experience at all with teenagers. But I was determined to give the students the hands-on experience I felt they needed to learn about the science of life.

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Chicago Policy King Historic Residence in West Woodlawn! August 15, 2020 via Zoom

A Virtual Tour: Chicago Policy King Historic Residence in West Woodlawn! with Clinée Hedspeth VIA [...]

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.

Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, August 17, 2020 via Zoom

Hyde Park Book Club  Monday, August 17, 2020 7:30pm VIA ZOOM Discussions with: Keith Stolte, [...]

Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, September 21, 2020 via Zoom

Hyde Park Book Club  Monday, September 21, 2020 7:30pm VIA ZOOM Discussions with: Mark Larson, [...]

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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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