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The Hyde Park Historical Society is a source of archival material about the Hyde Park community in Chicago, Illinois.
The Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce serves the business community in Hyde Park, and strives to help build a strong, viable, and attractive business community in Hyde Park.
The Harper Court Shopping Center is a collection of unique neighborhood shops and tantalizing restaurants located in the heart of the historic Hyde Park neighborhood in Chicago. This site also offers links to the Harper Court Foundation and the Harper Court Arts Council.
Local independent newspaper serving the Hyde Park, Kenwood, Woodlawn, Bronzeville, Lake Meadows, and Oakland communities.
The South East Chicago Commission (SECC) is a community based, non-profit organization that offers services for the Hyde Park-South Kenwood community in, Business District Development, Law Enforcement, Quality of Life, Residential Development and Conservation, Transportation and Infrastructure.
A community organization focused on the improvement of the Hyde Park - Kenwood area.
Museums
The DuSable Museum, founded in 1961, is the nation's oldest non-profit institution devoted to the collection, preservation, interpretation and dissemination of African and African American history and culture. The Museum emphasizes the experiences and contributions of Americans of African descent.
The Oriental Institute is a museum and research organization devoted to the study of the ancient Near East. The Institute, a part of the University of Chicago, is an internationally recognized pioneer in the archaeology, philology, and history of early Near Eastern civilizations.
First opened in 1933, the Museum of Science & Industry invites visitors to experience a wonderland of hands-on interactive exhibits and extraordinary artifacts relating to science, technology and industry. The Museum's mission is to inspire the inventive genius in everyone. Visit the coal mine and submarine!
Located on the University of Chicago's Hyde Park campus, the Smart Museum of Art houses a permanent collection of over 10,000 objects, spanning five millennia of both Western and Eastern civilizations.
Other Interests
The University of Chicago is one of the premier educational and research facilities in the world.
Established in 1928, Hyde Park Bank's commitment to full-service state-of-the-art banking has made it the area's leading financial institution for seven decades.
The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club seeks to enhance the quality of life for neighborhood residents from toddlers to seniors by providing recreational, extra-curricular and special needs programming and access to spaces for gatherings.
Nichols Park is part of the Chicago Park District system of parks and facilities. The park honors artist and urban planner John Fountain Nichols (1912-1980), a life-long resident of Hyde Park.
The Blackstone Branch was the first branch library in the Chicago Public Library system, and was modeled after the Erechtheion, a temple on the Athenian Acropolis.