Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum Jane Addams was America's first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931. Today, the museum stands as a dynamic memorial to Addams, the Hull-House residents, and their immigrant neighbors.

This is such an important art and documentation project spearheaded by Meg Duguid of the long history of feminist art co...
05/24/2020
Where the Future Came From | Soberscove Press

This is such an important art and documentation project spearheaded by Meg Duguid of the long history of feminist art collectives in Chicago. It features a range of scholars', curators' and artists' perspectives. Thanks for including Hull-House! Be sure to order your copy!

http://soberscove.com/book/where-the-future-came-from/

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Chicago is distinctive as a longstanding hub for artist-run culture. Where the Future Came From expands upon previous research into this realm by focusing on the work of women and women-identified makers and their collective efforts from 1880 to the present. Integral contributors to the city’s thr...

Congratulations to the class of 2020! In our latest newsletter we celebrate our graduates from the University of Illinoi...
05/12/2020

Congratulations to the class of 2020! In our latest newsletter we celebrate our graduates from the University of Illinois at Chicago, who have been members of the Hull- House team. Jane Addams was a part of the first generation of women in the U.S. to receive graduation certificates from colleges and universities. This is a time for us to recognize these achievements, especially for women, first-generation college graduates and all those who have been historically excluded from higher education!
Read our latest newsletter here:
http://createsend.com/t/i-766E6DFD13CE62952540EF23F30FEDED

Hope everyone had a nice Mother's Day celebrating the nurturers, caretakers and activists in their lives, particularly d...
05/12/2020
This Mother’s Day, Remember the Age of ‘Municipal Motherhood’

Hope everyone had a nice Mother's Day celebrating the nurturers, caretakers and activists in their lives, particularly during the current pandemic crisis. What can today's leaders learn from Jane Addams and her fellow social reformers about responding to crisis?

The legacy of women's activism during the social crises of the early 1900s are relevant more than ever for the current public health crises:

“If you had a little seance with Addams and her friends, there’s no doubt in my mind that they’d say what is needed is federally subsidized health care for all,” said Anya Jabour, a history professor at the University of Montana who specializes in gender studies. “And they would have wanted to study the disparate effects of the pandemic closely, because that is the sort of thing that they did in the Progressive Era.”

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum makes connections between Progressive Era history and present day social justice issues. Watch out for all of our public programs and exhibitions, when we re-open. Sign up for our newsletters or social media pages to stay informed.

In the Progressive Era, reformers like Jane Addams understood the link between public health and urban poverty. Today’s leaders could learn a lot from them.

Congratulations to the family of journalist, lynching advocate and suffragist Ida B. Wells - who was awarded a posthumou...
05/07/2020

Congratulations to the family of journalist, lynching advocate and suffragist Ida B. Wells - who was awarded a posthumous 2020 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation this week. Author Michelle Duster, great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells, has worked hard to recover the history and advocate for public recognition of Ida B. Wells and others like her. Watch Michelle Duster at Hull-House' recent 2020 kick-off conversation in January about Black Women, the fight for recognition and for the right to vote in Illinois and nationally. Duster was joined by author Lisa Materson, archivist Beverly Cook and University of Illinois at Chicago historian Jane Rhodes.

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#voteforwomen
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https://www.hullhousemuseum.org/programs-and-events-at-hullhouse/2020/1/22/suffrage-in-illinois-lisa-materson-beverly-cook-jane-rhodes

(images: JAHHM/Sarah Larson)

How much do you know about queer Chicago history? Chicago Detours brings the exploration to your own home, and features ...
05/04/2020
LGBT History of Chicago Beyond Boystown

How much do you know about queer Chicago history? Chicago Detours brings the exploration to your own home, and features our own Jane Addams and Mary Rozet Smith!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbVl2g1hPfo

Chicago has played a huge role in LGBT history in America, from the country’s first gay rights organization to the first Pride Parade. Learn about gay neighb...

Today, the last day of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, is A Long Walk Home, Inc. National #gotconsent Day. During a mome...
04/30/2020

Today, the last day of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, is A Long Walk Home, Inc. National #gotconsent Day. During a moment when we are all under stay-at-home orders, A Long Walk Home reminds us that for some, staying at home is not safe. A Long Walk Home's "Got Consent?" campaign campions everyone's right to engage in safe, healthy, and consensual activities and relationships.

Pictured is A long Walk Home board member and Hull-House artist Leah Gipson and co-founder Scheherazade Tillet at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum's 2018 celebration of International Women's Day.

We know many of you are crafting while #socialdistancing - why not help health care providers and patients while you're ...
04/29/2020
Chicago Women's Health Center

We know many of you are crafting while #socialdistancing - why not help health care providers and patients while you're at it? Chicago Women's Health Center is asking for masks with filter pockets, and they've included two patterns for examples! "Masks can be mailed to 1025 West Sunnyside Ave Suite 201 Chicago, IL 60640 or, if you prefer, you can arrange drop off by contacting Cheryl Carvahlo at [email protected]."

https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoWomensHealthCenter/posts/10158011356673796

Calling on crafters: CWHC needs facemasks! If you sew and are staying at home, please help us keep our clients and health care providers safe by making masks with filter pockets. We've included two patterns below that include a filter pocket here, and there are many others out there.

Masks can be mailed to us at 1025 West Sunnyside Ave Suite 201 Chicago, IL 60640 or, if you prefer, you can arrange drop off by contacting Cheryl Carvahlo at [email protected].

Mask pattern 1: http://ow.ly/uAlh50zaXVG
Mask pattern 2: http://ow.ly/ZZFo50zaXXQ

We love the Chicago Teachers Union for many reasons, and here's one shining example. CTU organizers have compiled resour...
04/28/2020
Resources to Aid Families During the COVID‑19 Shutdown | Chicago Teachers Union

We love the Chicago Teachers Union for many reasons, and here's one shining example. CTU organizers have compiled resources for families in need of assistance with food, healthcare, housing, and more.

https://www.ctulocal1.org/covid19/resources/?link_id=4&can_id=f6495d08dcc292de76e3631644e9ce8f&source=email-resources-to-aid-families-during-the-covid19-shutdown&email_referrer=email_770136&email_subject=resources-to-aid-chicagoans-during-the-covidnil19-shutdown&fbclid=IwAR1qMh9r0UP3K6oESv5E-dMVDTStF8v98bUCwg1DyVK7zkW9WBlWDEeclrw

Resources to Aid Families During the COVID‑19 Shutdown We Care for Our School Families CTU members are painfully aware of the inequitable opportunities and supports for CPS students and their families. We’ve heard from educators all over that they’re looking for ways to help students and fa...

Happy Earth Day from Hull-House! While we may be social distancing, we can still show love and care for our planet safel...
04/23/2020

Happy Earth Day from Hull-House! While we may be social distancing, we can still show love and care for our planet safely. Give the earth a break where you can! Jane Addams cared so much about her neighborhood that she ended up serving as the official garbage inspector of the 19th ward in the 1890s. Let's do our part!
#EarthDay
#StayHomeSaveLives
#JAHHM

Do you know the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Chicago's connection with the Hull-House Settlement? The VNA was fou...
04/09/2020
VNA Foundation

Do you know the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Chicago's connection with the Hull-House Settlement? The VNA was founded in 1889 to supply nursing services to patients unable to afford private nursing care. Jane Addams was a charter member of the Association.

By 1894 the staff had grown to 12 nurses who were assigned to provide medical care to all parts of the city, caring for patients suffering from multiple diseases including tuberculosis, smallpox, and polio, as well as giving maternity and chronic disease care. The VNA was an early provider of school nursing, industrial nursing, and social services. Following decades of expanding services the VNA closed in 1995 following increasing competition from the home health care industry. Their work continues as the VNA Chicago Foundation today. VNA's archives are held today at University of Illinois at Chicago's Midwest Nursing History Research Center.

Three cheers for the nurses who we rely on especially during these times!!

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https://vnafoundation.net/

Supporting Home and Community-based Health Services for Chicago’s Medically Underserved

Read all about it! Hull-House is happy to see Sarah Elizabeth Larson on the cover of Chicago Reader ! Sarah not only sho...
04/08/2020

Read all about it! Hull-House is happy to see Sarah Elizabeth Larson on the cover of Chicago Reader ! Sarah not only shoots photography for Chicago's comedy greats, she also captures special moments during Hull-House public conversations, workshops, performances, and public tours.

"The physician is also a citizen, a voter, a member of civic organizations.... The enlightened, socially-minded doctor w...
04/07/2020

"The physician is also a citizen, a voter, a member of civic organizations.... The enlightened, socially-minded doctor will sympathize with labor, with victims of exploitation and industrial autocracy, with the juvenile and adult delinquents who are the products of slums and blighted, ugly, depressing districts. [She] will work and fight for ripe and genuine reforms." - Yarros' unpublished autobiography, quoted in her obituary in the Journal of Social Hygeine, 1946

Hull-House resident and self-described feminist physician Dr. Rachelle Yarros knew that physicians were in a unique position to fight for social justice for the most marginalized. We are grateful for ALL the healthcare workers - now during this pandemic and always - who realize that accessible, quality healthcare is a human right!

Photo credit: Jane Addams Papers Project, from U.S. Passport Applications, 1922.

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As many of you know, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum is closed through mid-May in order to do our part to keep our guests ...
04/06/2020
Lessons from History: Museums and Pandemics

As many of you know, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum is closed through mid-May in order to do our part to keep our guests and staff safe and healthy. In the meantime, we’re still hard at work creating ways to stay connected with our fellow history-lovers, bringing all sorts of virtual content and fun facts to your social media feeds. Museums have a long and powerful history with pandemics in the United States, and their work has helped make us all stronger and more informed in the wake of them. Check out this article to learn more about it!

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UIC School of Public Health

https://www.aam-us.org/2020/03/10/lessons-from-history-museums-and-pandemics/

Museums around the world are striving to anticipate and respond to the impact coronavirus may have on their communities and their own operations. As you tackle this work in your own organization, r…

04/05/2020
"Jane Addams" By Gwendolyn Brooks

"Giants look in mirrors and see almost nothing at all."

In times of uncertainty, we remember the poem Gwendolyn Brooks wrote in 1989 on the 100th year anniversary of Hull-House Settlement. Listen to an audio recording of "Jane Addams" By Brooks here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5m65M05qws
Here's to all of the giants of our time!

"I am Jane Addams.

I am saying to the giantless time --

to the young and yammering, to the old and corrected,

well, chiefly to Children Coming Home

with worried faces and questions about world-survival –

“Go ahead and live your life.

You might be surprised. The world might continue.”

It was not easy for me, in the days of the giants,

And now they call me a giant.

Because my capitals were Labour, Reform, Welfare,

Tenement Regulation, Juvenile Court Law (the first),

Factory Inspection, Workmen’s Compensation,

Woman Suffrage, Pacifism, Immigrant Justice.

And because

Black, brown and white and red and yellow

heavied my hand and heart.

I shall tell you a thing about giants

that you do not wish to know.

Giants look in mirrors and see

almost nothing at all.

But they leave their houses nevertheless.

They lurch out of doors

to reach you, the other stretchers and strainers.

Erased under ermine or loud in tatters, oh

moneyed or mashed, you

matter.

You matter. And giants

must bother.

I bothered.

Whatever I was tells you

the world might continue. Go on with your preparations,

moving among the quick and the dead;

nourishing here, there;

pressing a hand

among the ruins,

and among the seeds of restoration.

So speaks a giant. Jane."

This is a poem about the Nobel-prize winning social reformer, Jane Addams by the late and wonderful poet, Gwendolyn Brooks. Something to think of in this "gi...

Who is turning to craft-making to pass the time while #socialdistancing? The Hull-House Settlement had many craft classe...
04/04/2020

Who is turning to craft-making to pass the time while #socialdistancing? The Hull-House Settlement had many craft classes and workshops, including a Labor Museum dedicated to celebrating handcrafted work from the many ethnic communities from which its Neighbors hailed. It created a way for those who had migrated from their homelands to hold onto their traditions as they began to assimilate into American society and helped to build bridges between the very diverse groups in the community. Most of those crafts, like woodworking, bookbinding, the fiber arts, and pottery, are still practiced today in many forms. Show us what you’ve been working on! #JAHHM

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Staying connected and supporting each other is important right now. If you need help, or want to help others, check out ...
04/03/2020
Staying Connected and COVID-19 Resources

Staying connected and supporting each other is important right now. If you need help, or want to help others, check out our newsletter for ways to support artists, arts organizations, healthcare workers and others in need.
#artsforIllinois
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University of Illinois at Chicago

This is not Hull-House's first time encountering a pandemic. Open air schools were designed for children with tuberculos...
04/02/2020

This is not Hull-House's first time encountering a pandemic. Open air schools were designed for children with tuberculosis in order to treat and prevent the spreading of the disease while making sure they were continuing their education. In 1909, the Tuberculosis Institute created a year-round open air school in Chicago and decided the best location for the school would be the roof of the Mary Crane Nursery, located at the Hull-House Settlement. Another open-air school would open two years later at the Hull-House Boys' Club, which was also used as a garden to grow vegetables and flowers.

#thepowerofnature
#withsocialdistancing
#JAHHM
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Good news today! - the State of Illinois is coming together to support #ArtForIllinois during this trying time for artis...
04/01/2020
A Memo to the Mayor from the West Side — Arts For Illinois

Good news today! - the State of Illinois is coming together to support #ArtForIllinois during this trying time for artists, performers and arts institutions that normally rely on fundraisers and ticketed events to bring art to the public. The current crisis amplifies ongoing issues across Chicago and particularly on the the West Side. Last year, Hull-House produced a "Memo to the Mayor from the West Side" with youth from BBF Family Services. Listen to their needs and wishes for their community. Thanks to #ArtForIllinois for featuring this Hull-House project on your site.
Thanks to our collaborators Skill Scout, @BBF Family Services, and artist, Angela Oliver ! If you want to support arts and artists in Chicago, please donate to The Arts For Illinois Relief Fund: https://artsforillinois.org/donate-and-apply

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On May 14, 2019, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (JAHHM) gathered partners to craft "A Memo to the Mayor from the West Side," prompted by the Chicago Community Trust's "On The Table" discussions and inspired by JAHHM's project "Making the West Side: Community Conversations on

Today - April 1st is National Census Day! The U.S. Census determines the allocation of federal funds for the next decade...
04/01/2020

Today - April 1st is National Census Day! The U.S. Census determines the allocation of federal funds for the next decade. As a part of a national effort to study slums in Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City and Chicago— Hull-House reformers spent the summer of 1893 going door-to-door visiting residences and storefront businesses to collect information about the near West Side of Chicago. Hull-House social reformers used the resulting Hull-House Maps & Papers study too push to end the marginalization of their neighbors and change outcomes for a better future. If you are participating in the 2020 Census, tell us what you hope for in the next 10 years!
#BeCounted
#NationalCensusDay
#April1st
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Tomorrow is National Census Day! Over one hundred years ago, the Hull-House Settlement used data to make their communiti...
03/31/2020

Tomorrow is National Census Day! Over one hundred years ago, the Hull-House Settlement used data to make their communities needs visible. In 1895, Hull-House social reformer, Florence Kelley, used data gathering to advocate for reform in sweatshops, to pass laws to end labor exploitation in dangerous factories and to fight for a minimum wage. She led Hull-House residents to study the most congested, neglected and disinvested areas of the near West Side of Chicago. The groundbreaking Hull-House Maps & Papers study of the immigrant and migrant populations and their wages were the result of this effort. Be counted in the 2020 Census!

#NationalCensusDay
#April1st
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