The Mission of the Hyde Park Historical Society (HPHS) is to:
Record Hyde Park’s history
Preserve selected artifacts and documents of that history for exhibition and research
Promote public interest in Hyde Park and preservation of its history
Educate and involve individuals and groups in an appreciation and understanding of Hyde Park’s Heritage.
In support of this mission, the society hosts programs and exhibits, maintains an archive, publishes a newsletter and a bulletin, and maintains a web site. The society is active in local preservation efforts, in conducting oral history interviews, and supports city-wide history initiatives. The society provides responses to written, emailed, and phoned inquiries on topics related to Hyde Park and provides referrals in response to other inquiries.
The HPHS includes the township of Hyde Park. The Hyde Park Township borders are 39th Street on the North, State Street on the West, Lake Michigan & the Indiana State Line on the East, and 138th Street & the Calumet River on the South.