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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 HPHS is pleased to offer you the following 3
Annual Dinner Parking Options on February 28th

Valet Parking - $10 Cash

Self Park for Free in U of C's Lexington Parking Lot (A)
(On a first come basis)
5835 S. University (behind Rockefeller Chapel)

Lexington Parking Garage

There is always the thrill and adventure of finding street parking!!!
Hotel at 53d st and Hyde Park Blvd.


You are cordially invited
to attend
the Annual Dinner
of the
Hyde Park Historical Society
Saturday, February 28, 2015
at the Quadrangle Club
1155 East 57th Street, Chicago, Illinois
Featured Speaker
Judith Heineman
Stories and Storytelling

Special Tribute - Devereux Bowly
Presentation of Awards
Please Download pdf. Invitation
Download pdf. of Dinner Ticket Reply Card
Past Recipients of  Hyde Park Historical Society Awards
 Purchase your Dinner tickets $90.00 each at PayPal

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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