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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.

  36th anniversary of Hyde Park Historical Society


Hyde Park Historical Society
5529 South Lake Park Avenue
Sunday, December 14, 2014
2 to 4 PM

Bring good cheer, stories to tell, and refreshments to share. 

You are Invited

On Monday, December 8th, you will have the opportunity to hear two fine authors present their takes on local mysteries. Frances McNamara, author of Death in PullmanDeath at Hull House, Death at the Fair, and most recently, Death in Chinatown, specializes in the dramatic element of local settings with a wonderful, unflappable amateur sleuth, Emily Cabot.
Ray Johnson is a criminal investigator, historian and genealogist.  His first book Chicago’s Haunt Detective, explores the  “dark side of local history.”  Chicago History, the Stranger Side, is a fitting sequel.   
This location of this exciting program will be held in the Earl Shapiro Hall, at the new U. of C. Laboratory Schools - Lower School Branch, 5800 block of South Stony Island Avenue.
The program will begin at 7:00 p.m.

After their brief presentations, the authors will answer questions and sign copies of their books.

Refreshments will be provided.
Parking is available at the rear of the building.


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

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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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