The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum collection is made up of more than 5,500 artifacts relating to the vibrant work of the Hull-House Settlement and the surrounding neighborhood. 

The collection speaks to a cross-section of life on the Near West Side of Chicago at the turn of the 20th century, with objects that relate to the lives of middle-class residents of the Hull-House Settlement and the immigrant and working-class neighbors who lived in nearby tenements. 

Highlights include:

  • Intricate textiles woven in the Hull-House Labor Museum
  • Portraits and drawings of neighbors and settlement life by Hull-House residents
  • Pottery produced by artists at the Hull-House Kilns
  • Period and folkloric clothing from neighbors on the Near West Side
  • Artifacts from Maxwell Street market
  • Furnishings from Jane Addams’ collection
  • Oral histories from Hull-House residents and neighbors

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