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This museum honors Jane Addams, the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize for her social work with immigrants and affecting national public policy. Explore the National Historic Landmark settlement house including the residents' dining...more
Like many Americans, I remember briefly studying about Jane Addams and Hull House in school. Seeing the various artifacts and exhibits in this small museum really brought her inspiring story to life. Both the historical significance and architecture are quite stunning.
Unfortunately there are only...More
Visiting this small museum brought forward the importance of Chicago as a place where social injustice was fought and the lives of many immigrants were changed to the better. Immigrants that have made a difference in our country. The museum is rather small but worth...More
I have a vague recollection of learning about Jane Addams and Hull House in middle and high school Social Studies but the Hull House Museum fills in all of the neglected and important details- her socialist leanings, her focus on fighting poverty via systemic change...More
Herein lies the literal historical seeds of many a great modern American movement from those that lived in the house or engaged in activities or visited from afar. There are moments somber and inspirational represented here, and alluded to at other great Chicago institutions such...More
Incredibly my Lonely Planet guide has not a single mention of Jane Addams or this museum. I only discovered it through an internet search after seeing murals about her at the Hyde Park Metra station. In keeping with the ideals of the founders, there's no...More
We enjoyed our visit to Hull House. I knew only a little of the story, and liked the facility and history a good deal. The recommended donation for entry is $5. The dining hall is adjacent and included, but doesn't currently offer much.
Having visited Chicago many times, my wife suggested that I visit the Hull-House Museum as a historic site I had not yet seen. I knew a little about Jane Addams' story from American History class in high school but little else. Relatively little of the...More
Visited this museum on a school trip. A tour of the museum can easily be done in around an hour. For anyone interesed in social work, this is a very fascinating museum! It is also conveniently located on the UIC campus and quite close to...More
I discovered this museum at a conference in London many years ago; I am a museum professional and would not otherwise have heard of this place. After 8 years I finally visited and all I can say is:
Go: it is so easy to get...More