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The Hyde Park Historical Society plans to fully develop and process the Nancy Hays collection at Regenstein Library.  This is a substantial undertaking and costs are estimated to be $100,000+.  

In order to kickstart this effort, the Society has pledged $1,000 to help mount the first exhibit of Nancy Hays’ photographs. This exhibit will highlight a small portion of the Nancy Hays material and be used to publicize Nancy’s work and as a basis for further fundraising activities.  The exhibit will initially be displayed at the Hyde Park Historical Society then at other venues throughout Hyde Park. The goal is to have the exhibit ready for display by early Fall 2019 with estimated costs of $8,500, leaving a balance of $7,500 that needs to be raised.

We are asking interested individuals, families, and organizations to help raise the remaining $7,500.  Because this is the initial phase, any funds raised above the $7,500 will help to further the larger project.  The Nancy Hays collection is an important Hyde Park legacy and deserves to see the light of day. Please be generous!

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If you'd like to donate via check or money order, please mail them to: 

Hyde Park Historical Society

c/o NCH Project

5529 S Lake Park Ave

Chicago, IL 60637 

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