Previous Events

Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, April 19, 2021

 Hyde Park Book Club  Monday, April 19, 2021, 7:30pm Joseph Gustaitis Author of: Chicago in 50 Objects Zoom Registration is required: Register Here   When investigating the mysteries of Chicago's past, it's helpful to examine the physical evidence. From a jersey worn by Michael Jordan to a relic of the Great Chicago Fire and the [...]

Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, March 15, 2021

 Hyde Park Book Club  Monday, March 15, 2021 7:30pm Via Zoom Gabriel Bump Everywhere You Don't Belong A Novel   Author of Everywhere You Don’t Belong, Gabriel Bump, will join us. Gabriel is the 2020 winner of the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence in fiction by African Americ an authors. This is his [...]

The Color Tax: Origins of the Modern Day Wealth Gap

The Color Tax: Origins of the Modern Day Wealth Gap Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 2 PM Via Crowdcast & Zoom Platforms Join Producer Bruce Orenstein, Chicago Real Estate Industry Trailblazer, Managing Broker-Appraiser of FJWilliams Realty LLC, and former President of the Southside Branch NAACP, Frank Williams, and Michelle Kennedy, Founder of the Chicago South [...]

’63 Boycott: A Conversation With Prof. Timuel D. Black Jr. HPHS Emeritus Board Member

'63 Boycott: A Conversation With Prof. Timuel D. Black Jr. HPHS Emeritus Board Member Date: Sunday, February 21 Time: 3:00 PM CST Location: Zoom Video Conference Register Today: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqcu6tqTooHNV0NUZiRi9GkG10usCoohku In celebration of Black History Month, The Hyde Park Historical Society Presents “ '63 Boycott: A Conversation with Prof. Timuel D. Black Jr.” on Sunday, February [...]

Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, January 18, 2021

Hyde Park Book Club  Monday, January 18, 2021 7:30pm Via Zoom Richard Courage and Christopher Robert Reed: Black History and Arts in Chicago All are welcome! Hyde Park Historical Society Chicago Hyde Park Village Zoom Registration Required. Register Here

Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, February 15, 2021

 Hyde Park Book Club  Monday, February 15, 2021 7:30pm Via Zoom Bette Howland (1937-2017): W-3 In 1968 Bette Howland, a divorced, single mother of 2 boys and a struggling author took an overdose of sleeping pills and was admitted to the University of Chicago psychiatric ward (W-3). W-3 is a memoir of her experience, originally [...]

Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, October 19, 2020

Hyde Park Book Club  Monday, October 19, 2020 7:30pm Discussions with: Carlo Rotella, author of: The World is Always Coming to an End Pulling together and apart in a Chicago neighborhood All are welcome! Hyde Park Historical Society Chicago Hyde Park Village Contact info@hydeparkhistory.org for the Zoom link by 3:00pm on October 19.

Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, November 16, 2020

Hyde Park Book Club  Monday, November 16, 2020 7:30pm Via Zoom Discussions with: Peter M. Ascoli author of: Julius Rosenwald: The Man Who Built Sears, Roebuck and Advanced the Cause of Black Education in the American South All are welcome! Hyde Park Historical Society Chicago Hyde Park Village Contact info@hydeparkhistory.org for the Zoom link by 3:00pm [...]

Chicago Policy King Historic Residence in West Woodlawn! August 15, 2020 via Zoom

A Virtual Tour: Chicago Policy King Historic Residence in West Woodlawn! with Clinée Hedspeth VIA ZOOM Hyde Park Historical Society Saturday, August 15, 2020 2:00 - 3:30 pm   Join HPHS Board Member Clinée Hedspeth for an extraordinary video tour of a historic West Woodlawn house at South Eberhart Avenue and East 65th Street built [...]

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.