Jane Addams Hull House Museum

Official Homepage: www.hullhousemuseum.org

Fee: Suggested $5

Sun. 12 PM–4 PM
Mon. Closed
Tue. 10 AM–4 PM
Wed. 10 AM–4 PM
Thu. 10 AM–4 PM
Fri. 10 AM–4 PM
Sat. Closed
800 S Halsted Street
Chicago, Chicago 60607
(312) 413-5353

Check the Hull House website for additional hours, special pricing/discounts, and closure dates.


Hull House at the University of Illinois at Chicago
The Hull House (website) is a Museum in Chicago.
Official description from Hull House:

The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum serves as a dynamic memorial to social reformer Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and her colleagues whose work changed the lives of their immigrant neighbors as well as national and international public policy. The Museum preserves and develops the original Hull-House site for the interpretation and continuation of the historic settlement house vision, linking research, education, and social engagement.

The Museum is located in two of the original settlement house buildings- the Hull Home, a National Historic Landmark, and the Residents' Dining Hall, a beautiful Arts and Crafts building that has welcomed some of the world's most important thinkers, artists and activists.

Wikipedia excerpt:
Hull House is a settlement house in the United States that was co-founded in 1889 by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr. Located in the Near West Side of Chicago, Illinois, Hull House immediately opened its doors to the recently arrived European immigrants. By 1911, Hull House had grown to 13 buildings. In 1912 the Hull House complex was completed with the addition of a summer camp, the Bowen Country Club. With its innovative social, educational, and artistic programs, Hull House became the standard bearer for the movement that had grown, by 1920, to almost 500 settlement houses nationally. The Hull mansion and several subsequent acquisitions were continuously renovated to accommodate the changing demands of the association. The original building and one additional building (which has been moved 200 yards (182.9 m)) survive today. On June 12, 1974, the Hull House building was designated a Chicago Landmark. On June 23, 1965, it was designated as a U.S. National Historic Landmark . On October 15, 1966, which is the day that the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 was enacted, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Hull House was one of the four original members to be listed on both the Chicago Registered Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places list (along with Chicago Pile-1, Robie House & Lorado Taft Midway Studios).

Promotional images for exhibits from Hull House official site

Current Exhibitions

Now Ongoing
The newly renovated and reformatted Hull-House Museum opens up the never-before-exhibited second floor of the Hull home and recounts never-before-told stories of Hull-House residents and immigrants. Organized by room, each door opens a new collection of artifacts, photographs, and convicting stories that are sure to make the history of the walls come to life.
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