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

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

    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 Park. But despite his initial trepidation, he produced a magnificent [...]

  • From Swamps to Parks: Building Chicago’s Public Spaces

    From Swamps to Parks: Building Chicago’s Public Spaces

    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 Photographic Collection, Volume I, Plate 46c. Johanna Russ and I [...]

  • Hyde Park Center:

    Hyde Park Center:

    The section of Hyde Park between 53rd and 55th Streets, and between Harper and Woodlawn Avenue, is the oldest part of our neighborhood. It is also the most modest, the most urban [...]

  • Hyde Park Historical Society Headquarters

    Hyde Park Historical Society Headquarters

    Hyde Park Historical Society is housed in a building which originally was a waiting room for cable car personnel.

  • The History of Hyde Park

    The History of Hyde Park

    The history of Hyde Park begins with the arrival in Chicago of a young lawyer, Paul Cornell. He was descended from a family which first arrived in the “New World” in 1638. His cousin, Ezra Cornell, was the founder of Cornell University. Cornell saw the [...]

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Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, April 19, 2021

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 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 History of Hyde Park’s Grand Hotels with Patricia Morse

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The History of Hyde Park’s Grand Hotels with Patricia Morse  Sunday, July 18, 2021, 2:00-4:00 pm Zoom Registration is required: Register Here Join Patricia Morse for a 45-minute Zoom presentation on the history of Hyde [...]

Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, March 15, 2021

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 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 [...]

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 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 History of Hyde Park’s Grand Hotels with Patricia Morse

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Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, March 15, 2021

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     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 [...]

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    The History of Hyde Park’s Grand Hotels with Patricia Morse

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    Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, March 15, 2021

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    Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, April 19, 2021

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     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 [...]

    The History of Hyde Park’s Grand Hotels with Patricia Morse

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    Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, March 15, 2021

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     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 [...]

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

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