National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum

National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum Our mission is to promote, honor and celebrate the legacy of A. Philip Randolph, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and their contributions to organized labor and America's Civil Rights movement.

The A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum was founded in 1995 by Dr. Lyn Hughes, its founder and director emeritus. The facility is located in the Historic Pullman National Monument District in Chicago. Designated as a unit of the National Park Service, by President Barack Obama on February 19, 2015. The facility is named after men who made history - Asa Philip Randolph and Pullman Porters who

The A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum was founded in 1995 by Dr. Lyn Hughes, its founder and director emeritus. The facility is located in the Historic Pullman National Monument District in Chicago. Designated as a unit of the National Park Service, by President Barack Obama on February 19, 2015. The facility is named after men who made history - Asa Philip Randolph and Pullman Porters who

Temporarily closed

07/15/2021

Make a day of it in Pullman on Saturday, September 4, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., the first day of Grand Opening weekend for Pullman National Monument, National Park Service Visitor Center and Pullman State Historic Site Factory Grounds!

Saturday will feature a car caravan hosted by the Pullman Civic Organization, Alderman Anthony Beale, Calumet Area Industrial Commission, and Greater Roseland Chamber of Commerce (register with PCO), guided “sneak peeks” of our new Visitor Center and guided tours of the first floor of Hotel Florence (free, timed tickets available day-of), exhibits at National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, tours and interpretive programming sponsored by the Illinois Labor History Society, self-guided tours with a map provided by Historic Pullman Foundation, Bielenberg Historic Pullman House Project, Jesse White Tumblers, Pullman Partner Awards, food trucks, live music, and much more!

Stay up to date on the weekend’s activities on our website and via Facebook, and don’t forget to invite your friends and family to join you! https://go.nps.gov/pullmangrandopening #PullmanGrandOpening

IMAGE: Image of the historic Pullman Clock Tower and Administration Building and Workers Gate under construction, getting ready for Grand Opening weekend.

The countdown begins!!! #LaborDay2021#OnePullman #PullmanNationalMonument #TheUrbanRenaissance
07/12/2021

The countdown begins!!!

#LaborDay2021
#OnePullman
#PullmanNationalMonument
#TheUrbanRenaissance

Pullman National Monument, National Park Service and Illinois Department of Natural Resources invite the public to the Grand Opening of Pullman National Monument Visitor Center and Pullman State Historic Site Factory Grounds on Labor Day weekend, September 4-6, 2021, featuring “sneak peeks” of the Visitor Center and tours of the first floor of historic Hotel Florence, programs and walking tours of historic Pullman, live music, food trucks, and more, organized in partnership with Historic Pullman Foundation, National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, Pullman Civic Organization, Illinois Labor History Society, Metra, Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, Greater Roseland Chamber of Commerce, Rosemoor Community Association, Greenstone United Methodist Church, Alderman Anthony Beale, Bielenberg Historic Pullman House Foundation, National Park Foundation, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and more. Watch our Facebook feed throughout the coming days and weeks for details on events, information on how to tour the Visitor Center and Hotel Florence, and more! #PullmanGrandOpening

https://go.nps.gov/pullmangrandopening

IMAGE: Illustration to announce Grand Opening weekend for Pullman National Monument Visitor Center and Pullman State Historic Site Factory Grounds.

If we can highlight the bad cops we have to fairly give the good ones their props when it’s due. Shout out to Commander ...
07/05/2021

If we can highlight the bad cops we have to fairly give the good ones their props when it’s due. Shout out to Commander Glenn White of the 5th District for helping us keep the neighborhood safe this summer. Working in a collaborative effort in North Pullman has created a safer summer and increased community relations. We are just getting started but the heavy lifting has begun and we’re proud to have strong and committed partners.

We are also thankful to #UCAN for helping us execute affective community engagement on a consistent basis. Together we will build a stronger, healthier and more resourceful community.

#HitTheHood
#OnePullman
#BuildingANewChicago
#CreatingANewPromise
#NorthPullmanHealthInitiative

Cc: Pullman National Monument, National Park Service
My Block, My Hood, My City
Far South Chicago Coalition

Come join us Today for #IndependenceDay as we join My Block, My Hood, My City in the #HitTheHood initiative geared towar...
07/04/2021

Come join us Today for #IndependenceDay as we join My Block, My Hood, My City in the #HitTheHood initiative geared toward decreasing holiday violence.

We’ve got adult Games, games and activities for kids, Food, music and just a good time. Free everything!

This is an intentional effort to create and establish safe spaces we are proud to be a part of while implementing organic and consistent Community engagement. See you soon!

[NOTE: THE INSIDE OF THE MUSEUM IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO SEASONAL MAINTENANCE IN PREPARATION FOR OUR OFFICIAL GRAND OPENING.]

#IncreaseThePeace
#UnitedInPeace
#SaveOurStreets
#StreetOrder
#StopTheViolence
#CEDEP2020
#UnityInTheCommunity
#OnePullman

Cc: Pullman National Monument, National Park Service
Far South Chicago Coalition
Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation

Come join us Today for #IndependenceDay as we join My Block, My Hood, My City in the #HitTheHood initiative geared toward decreasing holiday violence.

We’ve got adult Games, games and activities for kids, Food, music and just a good time. Free everything!

This is an intentional effort to create and establish safe spaces we are proud to be a part of while implementing organic and consistent Community engagement. See you soon!

[NOTE: THE INSIDE OF THE MUSEUM IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO SEASONAL MAINTENANCE IN PREPARATION FOR OUR OFFICIAL GRAND OPENING.]

#IncreaseThePeace
#UnitedInPeace
#SaveOurStreets
#StreetOrder
#StopTheViolence
#CEDEP2020
#UnityInTheCommunity
#OnePullman

Cc: Pullman National Monument, National Park Service
Far South Chicago Coalition
Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation

On behalf of The Black Mall & The Pullman Porter Museum we would like to thank you all for believing in our collaboratio...
06/22/2021

On behalf of The Black Mall & The Pullman Porter Museum we would like to thank you all for believing in our collaboration enough to come and spend your #Juneteenth with us!

We were also excited to collaborate with Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, One Eleven Food Hall & PullmanArts for the first time allowing us all to showcase all the amazing resources Pullman has to offer! Pullman is truly a hidden jewel we are collectively nurturing to become one of Chicago’s hot spots where you can live, shop and enjoy a better quality of life on the far south side!

This year was amazing and we are beyond grateful for everyone who showed up, participated, presented, spread the word or had anything to do with making this event a complete success!

We will see you next year with even MORE surprises as the Museum is now beginning the first stages of its expansion plan! Year 9 in the books… year 10 loading…. STAY TUNED! God Bless!

P.S. We’ll see you Labor Day as we prepare for the Grand opening of the Pullman National Monument, National Park Service Visitors Center at the Historic Clock Tower!!!!! Let’s Build!!!!

To stay up to date on our latest events and projects, click the link below to subscribe to our mailing list: https://mailchi.mp/pullmanportermuseum/subscribe.


#TheMovementMovesOn
#HistoryInTheMaking
#BlackLaborHistory
#BlackHistory365
#PullmanNationalMonument
#PullmanNationalPark
#OnePullman
#BuildingANewChicago
#TheUrbanRenaissance
#CEDEP2020

Come join us Sunday July 4th for #IndependenceDay as we join My Block, My Hood, My City in the #HitTheHood initiative ge...
06/21/2021

Come join us Sunday July 4th for #IndependenceDay as we join My Block, My Hood, My City in the #HitTheHood initiative geared toward decreasing holiday violence.

We’ve got adult Games, games and activities for kids, Yoga classes, Food, music and just a good time. Free everything!

This is an intentional effort to create and establish safe spaces we are proud to be a part of! See you soon!

#IncreaseThePeace
#UnitedInPeace
#SaveOurStreets
#StreetOrder
#StopTheViolence
#CEDEP2020
#UnityInTheCommunity
#OnePullman

Come join us Sunday July 4th for #IndependenceDay as we join My Block, My Hood, My City in the #HitTheHood initiative geared toward decreasing holiday violence.

We’ve got adult Games, games and activities for kids, Yoga classes, Food, music and just a good time. Free everything!

This is an intentional effort to create and establish safe spaces we are proud to be a part of! See you soon!

#IncreaseThePeace
#UnitedInPeace
#SaveOurStreets
#StreetOrder
#StopTheViolence
#CEDEP2020
#UnityInTheCommunity
#OnePullman

It’s almost time for our Annual #Juneteenth Celebration here in Pullman! There will be games and rides for kids and adul...
06/16/2021

It’s almost time for our Annual #Juneteenth Celebration here in Pullman!

There will be games and rides for kids and adult games as well!

Note: There will also be 2 additional sites hosting events in the Pullman National Monument District Saturday. Free transportation to all 3 sites will be available consistently every 10 minutes with the final location being the Pullman Porter Museum and One Eleven Food Hall being the “Fuel Station” with free food until options are exhausted.

Click the link below for more details!
https://fb.me/e/1ktIjIPTh

Cc: The Black Mall
WDB Marketing
Black Culture Week
Pullman National Monument, National Park Service
Historic Pullman Foundation
Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives
National Council of Negro Women
NCNW Headquarters
Museum 44..."Where Hip-Hop Meets History"
PullmanArts
Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation
The Pullman Messenger
Live From The Pullman National Monument
Far South Chicago Coalition
Sugar Rimz
Target
Osirion Solutions Inc
State Rep. Nicholas "Nick" Smith

Cook County kicks off weeklong celebration of Juneteenth, now a paid county holiday
06/15/2021
Cook County kicks off weeklong celebration of Juneteenth, now a paid county holiday

Cook County kicks off weeklong celebration of Juneteenth, now a paid county holiday

Marking the first celebration of Juneteenth by Cook County since it became an official paid holiday, the county’s week-long celebration kicks off Monday with a mix of virtual and live programming. Juneteenth recognizes the freeing of the last slaves in Texas, two years after the Emancipation Procl...

It’s almost time for our Annual Juneteenth Celebration here in Pullman! Click the link below for more details! https://f...
06/09/2021

It’s almost time for our Annual Juneteenth Celebration here in Pullman!

Click the link below for more details!
https://fb.me/e/1ktIjIPTh

Cc: The Black Mall
Black Culture Week
Pullman National Monument, National Park Service
Museum 44..."Where Hip-Hop Meets History"
Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation
The Pullman Messenger
Live From The Pullman National Monument
Far South Chicago Coalition

It’s almost time for our Annual Juneteenth Celebration here in Pullman!

Click the link below for more details!
https://fb.me/e/1ktIjIPTh

Cc: The Black Mall
Black Culture Week
Pullman National Monument, National Park Service
Museum 44..."Where Hip-Hop Meets History"
Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation
The Pullman Messenger
Live From The Pullman National Monument
Far South Chicago Coalition

The launch of #HitTheHood #NorthPullman this week was a COMPLETE success! Special thanks to My Block, My Hood, My City f...
06/02/2021

The launch of #HitTheHood #NorthPullman this week was a COMPLETE success! Special thanks to My Block, My Hood, My City for enhancing our platform to increase the peace through community engagement using History, heritage and culture as our tool as we collectively strive to make our communities safer! We have only just begun…. Stay tuned for our next event… NEXT STOP…. #JUNETEENTH 2021!

#TheMovementMovesOn
#OnePullman
#BlackHistory365
#HistoryInTheMaking
#increaseThePeace
#UnitedInPeace
#SaveOurStreets
#StreetOrder
#CEDEP2020
#InvestSouthWest
#WeWillChicago
#UnityInTheCommunity
#MemorialDayWeekend

Cc: Pullman National Monument, National Park Service
Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation
The Pullman Messenger
Live From The Pullman National Monument
Far South Chicago Coalition
Chicago Federation of Labor

Dr. Robin Kelly
Dick Durbin
Toni Preckwinkle
Commissioner Stanley Moore
Senator Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
State Rep. Nicholas "Nick" Smith
Chicago Mayor's Office
Lori Lightfoot
Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
Chicago Department of Streets & Sanitation
City of Chicago Department of Planning & Development

Dear Mike Siviwe Elliott: Thank you for being a selfless friend and supporter of us. Thank you for standing in Solidarit...
06/02/2021

Dear Mike Siviwe Elliott:

Thank you for being a selfless friend and supporter of us. Thank you for standing in Solidarity with us as we fought to preserve and protect the legacy of A. Philip Randolph & the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Thank you for making sure our President, David Peterson Jr. received a board seat on the Illinois Labor History Society Board and thank you for always fighting for and speaking up for the voiceless.

Some of you knew Mike. To know Mike was to love and respect him. Mike came out of the 1960's black workers' movement and believed in his heart and soul about building a united labor movement to change society. May his legacy live on as he rests in peace.

In Eternal Solidarity,

Dear Mike Siviwe Elliott:

Thank you for being a selfless friend and supporter of us. Thank you for standing in Solidarity with us as we fought to preserve and protect the legacy of A. Philip Randolph & the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Thank you for making sure our President, David Peterson Jr. received a board seat on the Illinois Labor History Society Board and thank you for always fighting for and speaking up for the voiceless.

Some of you knew Mike. To know Mike was to love and respect him. Mike came out of the 1960's black workers' movement and believed in his heart and soul about building a united labor movement to change society. May his legacy live on as he rests in peace.

In Eternal Solidarity,

06/01/2021

Save the Date for Labor Day Weekend 2021 for the Grand Opening of Pullman National Monument and State Historic Site! Saturday and Sunday, September 4 and 5, we will welcome the public to our brand new Visitor Center and grounds in Chicago. Plan to join us for a weekend full of activities, including timed tours of the Visitor Center and Hotel Florence, interpretive programming, live music, and food trucks. Scheduled are the Jesse White Tumblers, and partner-led activities including a car caravan organized by the Pullman Civic Organization, the Urban Renaissance festival at the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, Historic Pullman Foundation programming, and more. Visitors will be immersed in Pullman’s stories of rail innovation, civil and labor rights, immigration, and preservation.

Stay tuned for more details later this month, including how to take part in tours of the Visitor Center and Hotel Florence.

Image: Save the Date reminder with Clock Tower image

#Pullman
#findyourpark
#PullmanNationalMonument

Come join us this Monday for #MemorialDayWeekend as we join My Block, My Hood, My City in the #HitTheHood initiative gea...
05/29/2021

Come join us this Monday for #MemorialDayWeekend as we join My Block, My Hood, My City in the #HitTheHood initiative geared toward decreasing holiday violence.

We’ve got adult Games, games and activities for kids, Yoga classes, Food, music and just a good time. Free everything!

This is an intentional effort to create and establish safe spaces we are proud to be a part of! See you soon!

#increaseThePeace
#UnitedInPeace
#SaveOurStreets
#StreetOrder
#StopTheViolence
#CEDEP2020
#UnityInTheCommunity
#OnePullman

Cc: Pullman National Monument, National Park Service
Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation
Museum 44..."Where Hip-Hop Meets History"
Far South Chicago Coalition
Chicago Mayor's Office
Governor JB Pritzker
State Rep. Nicholas "Nick" Smith
Cook County Commissioner Stanley Moore
Toni Preckwinkle
Dr. Robin Kelly
Senator Elgie R. Sims, Jr.

Come join us this Monday for #MemorialDayWeekend as we join My Block, My Hood, My City in the #HitTheHood initiative geared toward decreasing holiday violence.

We’ve got adult Games, games and activities for kids, Yoga classes, Food, music and just a good time. Free everything!

This is an intentional effort to create and establish safe spaces we are proud to be a part of! See you soon!

#increaseThePeace
#UnitedInPeace
#SaveOurStreets
#StreetOrder
#StopTheViolence
#CEDEP2020
#UnityInTheCommunity
#OnePullman

Cc: Pullman National Monument, National Park Service
Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation
Museum 44..."Where Hip-Hop Meets History"
Far South Chicago Coalition
Chicago Mayor's Office
Governor JB Pritzker
State Rep. Nicholas "Nick" Smith
Cook County Commissioner Stanley Moore
Toni Preckwinkle
Dr. Robin Kelly
Senator Elgie R. Sims, Jr.

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10406 S Maryland Ave (Entrance At 817 East 104th Street)
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60628

Opening Hours

Thursday 11:00 - 16:00
Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(773) 850-8580

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Our mission to promote, honor and celebrate the legacy of A. Philip Randolph, and the Pullman Porters ( ie., the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters) and their contributions to America’s organized labor and the Civil Rights movements.

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