• *EVENT CANCELLED Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, March 16, 2020

    *EVENT CANCELLED Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, March 16, 2020

    *EVENT CANCELLED Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, March 16, 2020 Discussions with: Carlo Rotella, author of: The World is Always Coming to an End Pulling together and apart in a Chicago neighborhood Hyde Park Book Club Monday, March 16, 2020 Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S. Lake Park 7:30pm

  • Hyde Park’s Bonnie & Clyde: Larry Baran, author of The Housewife Loved a Bandit

    Hyde Park’s Bonnie & Clyde: Larry Baran, author of The Housewife Loved a Bandit

    Presents: Hyde Park’s Bonnie & Clyde Larry Baran, author of The Housewife Loved a Bandit, will show and tell how his mother, Flo Baran, escaped Hyde Park into a life of crime, what happened on the crime spree, and how [...]

  • HPHS Open House Schedule for January and February/March

    HPHS Open House Schedule for January and February/March

    HPHS Open House Schedule:  January - February/March The Nancy Hays exhibit is still up, so if you missed the previous dates you can still see it. If you have already seen it, drop in for some friendly conversation of a historical nature. 2-4pm Saturday, January [...]

  • Announcing the 2020 Hyde Park Book Club

    Announcing the 2020 Hyde Park Book Club

    Announcing the 2020 Hyde Park Book Club Monday, January 20. Author Bea Lumpkin, Always Bring a Crowd and Joy in the Struggle. Also, Jacky Grimshaw, former aide to Mayor Harold Washington Monday, February 17 Author Lee Bey, Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago’s South [...]

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*EVENT CANCELLED Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, March 16, 2020

*EVENT CANCELLED Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, March 16, 2020 Discussions with: Carlo Rotella, author of: The World [...]

Hyde Park’s Bonnie & Clyde: Larry Baran, author of The Housewife Loved a Bandit

Presents: Hyde Park’s Bonnie & Clyde Larry Baran, author of [...]

Hyde Park Book Club: Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago’s South Side

Hyde Park Book Club presents Lee Bey author of Southern Exposure: The [...]

HPHS Open House Schedule for January and February/March

HPHS Open House Schedule:  January - February/March The Nancy Hays exhibit is still up, so [...]

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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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