The Hyde Park Historical Society has been in continuous operation since its founding in 1887. The society maintains a unique collection of historic publications, images and artifacts dating from before the founding of Hyde Park in 1868. As part of our preparation for the 2018, 150th anniversary of the Town's incorporation, the society is working to construct this website and make key aspects of its collection available on-line.
Members of the society will gather at Weld Hall, Hyde Park Library, on Saturday, 17November 2018 at 1:30pm. Mimi Turchinetz, secretary of the Hyde Park Historical Society, will present Sarah Grimke, abolitionist and women's rights advocate.
Meetings are open to all society members. To join the society please go here.
Hyde Park Notable
- The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment were trained at Camp Miegs in Readville. The 54th was one of the first official African American units in the US armed forces, which saw extensive service in the Union Army during the Civil War. Read Camp Meigs and the 54th
- Hyde Park played an early role in the advancement of women’s voting rights, when in 1870, 47 Hyde Park women, led by the Grimke sisters, flouted the law of the land and voted in an election—50 years before the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote in 1919. Read 1870 Women's March and Vote