There’s Art in Them Thar Revetments! Zoom Talk with William Swislow on June 27, 2020

July 13th, 2020|Comments Off on 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.

The University of Chicago Library -Virtual Library Lecture

June 20th, 2020|Comments Off on The University of Chicago Library -Virtual Library Lecture

Virtual Library Lecture: Exploring the University of Chicago's History through the Library's Map Collection Exploring [...]

There’s Art in Them Thar Revetments! with William Swislow

June 18th, 2020|0 Comments

There’s Art in Them Thar Revetments! Via Zoom Saturday, June 27, 2020 2:00 - 4:00 pm 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. 

*SCHEDULED VIA ZOOM Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, June 15, 2020

May 29th, 2020|Comments Off on *SCHEDULED VIA ZOOM Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, June 15, 2020

*SCHEDULED VIA ZOOM Hyde Park Book Club  Monday, June 15, 2020 7:30pm Joseph Gustaitus author of: Chicago’s [...]

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

February 8th, 2020|Comments Off on 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

February 5th, 2020|Comments Off on 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

January 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on HPHS Open House Schedule for January and February/March

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

Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, January 20, 2020

January 16th, 2020|Comments Off on Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, January 20, 2020

Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, January 20, 2020 Discussions with: Jackie Grimshaw, former aide to Harold [...]

UChicago Folk Festival: Influencer for 60 Years

January 7th, 2020|Comments Off on UChicago Folk Festival: Influencer for 60 Years

Get ready for the 2020 UChicago Folk Festival to be held February 14-15, 2020! Join the Hyde Park Historical Society in celebrating the benchmark 60th Anniversaryof the UChicago Folk Festival, the acclaimed longest running student organized folk festival in the country.

NANCY HAYS: A RETROSPECTIVE

December 15th, 2019|Comments Off on NANCY HAYS: A RETROSPECTIVE

NANCY HAYS: A RETROSPECTIVE Sunday, December 21, 2-4pm Hyde Park Historical Society [...]

NANCY HAYS: A RETROSPECTIVE

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NANCY HAYS: A RETROSPECTIVE Sunday, December 8, 2-4pm Hyde Park Historical Society [...]

Announcing the 2020 Hyde Park Book Club

November 29th, 2019|Comments Off on Announcing the 2020 Hyde Park Book Club

Announcing the 2020 Hyde Park Book Club Monday, January 20. Author Bea Lumpkin, Always Bring [...]

Hyde Park Historical Society Annual Holiday Party

November 28th, 2019|Comments Off on Hyde Park Historical Society Annual Holiday Party

Hyde Park Historical Society Annual Holiday Party Sunday December 15, 20192-4pm5529 S Lake Park Ave.Please [...]

Nancy Hays Photo Exhibit

October 28th, 2019|Comments Off on Nancy Hays Photo Exhibit

NANCY HAYS PHOTO EXHIBIT A retrospective exhibit of Nancy Hays photographs of Hyde Park in the 1980s.

A Conversation with Timuel D. Black, Jr. and Susan Klonsky Conducted by Jay Mulberry

October 28th, 2019|Comments Off on A Conversation with Timuel D. Black, Jr. and Susan Klonsky Conducted by Jay Mulberry

A Conversation with Timuel D. Black, Jr. and Susan Klonsky Conducted by Jay Mulberry 2:00pm-4:00 [...]

A NEW BLUEPRINT: Discussing the Importance of Diversity in Preservation

October 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on A NEW BLUEPRINT: Discussing the Importance of Diversity in Preservation

A NEW BLUEPRINT: Discussing the Importance of Diversity in Preservation Featuring noted Chicago photographer and [...]

Nancy Campbell Hays: A Retrospective Opening Reception

October 1st, 2019|Comments Off on Nancy Campbell Hays: A Retrospective Opening Reception

Nancy Campbell Hays: A Retrospective Opening Reception Exhibition opening: October 27, 2019, 2-4pm 5529 [...]

Join us for Open House Chicago!

October 1st, 2019|Comments Off on Join us for Open House Chicago!

Join us for Open House Chicago! The Hyde Park Historical Society historic cable car building [...]

Hyde Park’s Independent Booksellers; Use Them or Lose Them

September 30th, 2019|Comments Off on Hyde Park’s Independent Booksellers; Use Them or Lose Them

In this era of Amazon, ebooks and bookstore chains where t-shirts and coffee mugs compete with books, Hyde Park continues a legacy of independent bookstores that sell just books.

Hyde Park’s Independent Booksellers: Use Them or Lose Them

August 25th, 2019|Comments Off on Hyde Park’s Independent Booksellers: Use Them or Lose Them

Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:00 - 4:00 pm 57th Street Wines, 1448 E. 57th Street [...]

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