The Hyde Park Historical Society has announced its annual awards to individuals and community organizations that have provided exceptional service in the preservation of Hyde Park Township history, structures and landscape.
The awards will be presented at the Society’s annual dinner on Feb. 23, at the Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St. Visit hydeparkhistory.org for more information.
Richard A. Courage for “The Muse in Bronzeville: African American Creative Expression in Chicago, 1932-1950.” This is a highly informative and accessible examination of the African American cultural phenomenon in Chicago’s South Side.
The Jackson Park Advisory Council, Louise McCurry, President, for the restoring the Park’s natural areas, establishing a strong volunteer force, and resurrecting the natural area surrounding LaRabida Children’s Hospital.
The Washington Park Conservancy, Madiem Kawa, President, for its commitment to the Park’s natural history, its multitude of volunteer and outreach programs, and its promotion of Washington Park’s history.
Stephen A. Treffman, HPHS Board Member Emeritus, long time HPHS archivist, and most recently, curator of the exhibit, “Matchbooks and Menus,” that celebrates the past century of Hyde Park’s commercial history.