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The Color Tax: Origins of the Modern Day Wealth Gap

By |February 19th, 2021|Categories: Previous Events|

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 [...]

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

By |February 12th, 2021|Categories: Previous Events|

'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, [...]

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Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, January 18, 2021

By |December 14th, 2020|Categories: Previous Events|

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 [...]

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Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, February 15, 2021

By |December 14th, 2020|Categories: Previous Events|

 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 [...]

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Designed to Dazzle & Delight: Chicago’s 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Jackson Park with historian Julia Bachrach

By |November 17th, 2020|Categories: Historic, Parks|

Statue of the Republic, Jackson Park (photo by Julia Bachrach) THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH • 4:30PM-5:45PM Renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted was unimpressed when he first laid eyes on what would become Chicago’s South [...]

From Swamps to Parks: Building Chicago’s Public Spaces

By |November 17th, 2020|Categories: front page, Historic|

The Museum of Science and Industry was built as the Palace of Fine Arts for the World’s Columbian Exposition. This photograph documents the building’s construction, circa 1892. Photograph by C.D. Arnold. Chicago Public Library, C.D. Arnold [...]

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