On March 15, 1887, the Hyde Park Historical Society was formed and a constitution was adopted. That constitution defines our mission and the ongoing duty of our members as follows.
The object of this Society shall be the promotion of the study of history with particular reference to that of Hyde Park, the preservation and perpetuation of the memory of persons and events connected with said town and the collection of objects of historic interest. It shall be the duty of members so far as it may be in their power to carry out the objects of the Society by collecting by gift loan or purchase books manuscripts and pictures and by such other suitable means as may from time to time seem expedient.
The Hyde Park Historical Society gained recognition as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization as of March 31, 2021. Donations to the Society are tax deductible.