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, 26 May 2018 at 1:30pm. Tom Sullivan, vice president of the Hyde Park Historical Society, will present the fascinating story of General Henry Beebee Carrinton. Carrington, an ardent abolitionist in his youth, graduated from Yale in 1845 and Yale Law in 1847 and practiced law in Columbus, Ohio. As the Ohio Adjutant-General he organized the first Ohio regiments for the Civil War. In 1878 Gen. Carrington moved to Hyde Park and wrote a number of books relating to the subject of history. He took an active part in the community and the Hyde Park Historical Society. He died in 1912 and is buried at Fairview Cemetery.
Steve Morris presented Hyde Park: Then & Now. Since 2015, Steve Morris has been the publisher of the Hyde Park: Then & Now Facebook page - with over 3,000 member curators providing photographs and stories of Hyde Park from the early 1800's to the present day. Steve will presented a slide show of historic Hyde Park images and provide commentary and stories to inspire feedback from the audience.
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