Temporary Museum Closure! Jane Addams Hull-House Museum will be closed to the public for weekly tours and walk-ins from July 30 to September 5. This will allow the museum to complete needed facilities updates and to install our upcoming Fall exhibition. At this time, the Residents Dining Hall will be unavailable for rentals. The Museum will re-open on Jane Addams’ 158th birthday on September 6, 2018 with a full day of tours and an opening reception featuring our new exhibition: Participatory Arts: Crafting Social Change at Hull-House (September 6 – May 2019). Please mark your calendars and plan your museum visits accordingly.
For questions and concerns, call (312) 413-5353 or email jahh@uic.edu. For more information and to book tours for Participatory Arts: Crafting Social Change at Hull-House, visit hullhousemuseum.org

The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum serves as a dynamic memorial to social reformer Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and her colleagues whose work changed the lives of their immigrant neighbors as well as national and international public policy. The Museum preserves and develops the original Hull-House site for the interpretation and continuation of the historic settlement house vision, linking research, education, and social engagement

The Museum is located in two of the original settlement house buildings- the Hull Home, a National Historic Landmark, and the Residents' Dining Hall, a beautiful Arts and Crafts building that has welcomed some of the world's most important thinkers, artists and activists.

The Museum and its many vibrant programs make connections between the work of Hull-House residents and important contemporary social issues.

Founded in 1889 as a social settlement, Hull-House played a vital role in redefining American democracy in the modern age. Addams and the residents of Hull-House helped pass critical legislation and influenced public policy on public health and education, free speech, fair labor practices, immigrants’ rights, recreation and public space, arts, and philanthropy. Hull-House has long been a center of Chicago’s political and cultural life, establishing Chicago’s first public playground and public art gallery, helping to desegregate the Chicago Public Schools, and influencing philanthropy and culture. 

For more information about the history of Hull-House, visit About Jane Addams and Hull-House.