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Chicago's Hyde Park Historical Society is housed in a Building pdf which originally was a waiting room for cable cars.

  37th Anniversary of Hyde Park Historical Society

The Jackson Park Advisory Council
Sundae in the Park with JPAC
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Sunday, May 17, 2015
The South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S. Shore Drive, Chicago, IL

1:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Family: $25
Individual $15
Silent Auction — Door Prizes — Raffle
Live Music — Kids’ Activities
Tours of the South Shore Cultural Center
Explore Nature and History of Jackson Park
For more information:
Call 773-357-7617 or
Support Our Program:

The Jackson Park Advisory Council is a
501(c)(3) organization, with the Chicago Parks
Foundation serving as fiscal agent. All
proceeds go to support the Jackson Park
Advisory Council programs in sports,
recreation, nature study, and local culture.

2015 Paul Cornell Award
University of Chicago Professor Emeritus Neil Harris
 is Honored for His Enriching the Cultural Life of the Hyde Park Community
Neil Harris

2015 Marian & Leons Despres Preservation Award
Depres Preseration award winners 2015
The Hyde Park Historical Society needs your help
Please contribute to the Bert Benade Memorial Building Fund via PayPal or download the attached forms Buildingfundletter.pdf and DonationBenadeFund.pdf

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Oral History Committee is currently seeking start-up funding of $7,000 for training interviewers of noted HydeParkers

Download PDF about how you can contribute to this community-wide project

PROMONTORY POINT is a facility of the Chicago Park District
Information about Events at Promontory Point can be obtained by Contacting the
Jackson Park Field House, 6401 S. Stony Island, 60637, phone 773-256-0903.

Hyde Park Historical Society Archives Updated and Expanded

The Hyde Park Historical Society is pleased to announce the completion of a year-long project with Special Collections Research Center at Regenstein Library to expand and update the archives.  The publicly available material in the collection has increased from the original 30 boxes, collected and organized by our original Archivist, Jean Block, to 179 boxes.  The added material was largely collected by Emeritus Archivist Stephen A. Treffman and is now organized into a detailed 92 page finding tool, which is available online and 100% searchable.  In addition, the collection of 119 boxes of materials from the Hyde Park Cooperative Society has been organized with a separate finding tool, also available on line.  Finally, the Hyde Park Kenwood Razed Buildings collection finding tool has been revised to include street names and numbers.

Those interested in exploring the archives will find a wealth of fascinating material related to Hyde Park.  Follow the links below to access the finding tools.
Main Collection
Hyde Park Cooperative Society
Hyde Park Kenwood Razed Buildings
Special Collections Research Center  which houses the Hyde Park Historical Society Archives, is open to the public. 

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