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Jane Addams Day 2017: A Family Day with Art, Games, and Tours

Current exhibition Claiming Space: Creative Grounds and Freedom Summer School on view through March 31, 2018. (Image: Brandon Fields/JAHHM)

Current exhibition Claiming Space: Creative Grounds and Freedom Summer School on view through March 31, 2018. (Image: Brandon Fields/JAHHM)

Borrowing from Claiming Space exhibition partner 360 Nation’s program values —hope, creativity, resilience, and reflection—the day will include hands-on arts workshops with teaching artist Chanel Thomas, a puzzle game for the whole family in our Claiming Space exhibition, activities exploring the legacy of the Nobel Peace Prize - which Jane Addams won on this day in 1931 - interactive tours of the museum, and improvisational games based upon those developed by Hull-House residents! This is a Family Day that you will not want to miss!

About Jane Addams Day: In 1931, Jane Addams became the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2007, the State of Illinois set aside December 10 as a holiday to remember Addams’ lifelong commitment to peace and justice. 

Claiming Space: Creative Grounds and Freedom Summer School is a collaborative exhibition that explores the transformation of public school space amidst the backdrop of depopulation, divestment and school closures of Chicago’s West Side Public Schools. The exhibition is  open through March 31, 2018.