As you explore the city during Open House Chicago weekend, stop by Jane Addams Hull-House Museum during Open House Chicago for extended viewing hours! The museum will be open on Saturday, October 19 from 9am to 5pm and Sunday, October 20 from 9am to 5pm. Take a self-guided tour of the Museum and Historic Residents' Dining Hall. FREE and open to the Public with RSVP!
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum is located in the two remaining settlement house buildings of the original 13 building Settlement house complex. The museum honors social reformer Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and her work to improve the lives of Chicago immigrants and transform policy on education, public health, labor practices, and immigrant rights. The surviving buildings are the Hull Home, a National Historic Landmark originally built in 1856, and the Residents’ Dining Hall—the last remaining building of 12 that were designed by arts and craft architect brothers Irving Kane Pond and Allen Bartlitt Pond. The Residents’ Dining Hall was used during the Settlement’s 75 year history to host social reformers and activists including W.E.B DuBois.
Enjoy Jane Addams Hull-House Museum’s two current exhibitions the Museum is hosting in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Biennial: Tania Bruguera and the Asociación de Arte Útil and Jorge González “other forms of we.” These exhibitions are commissioned by the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial, …and other such stories, curated by Yesomi Umolu, Sepake Angiama and Paulo Tavares. Also on view at the Museum are two new exhibitions in tribute to the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution that provided women the right to vote: Why Women Should Vote and True Peace: the Presence of Justice.
Enter at the front of the building. For ADA and wheelchair access, enter at rear of building. ADA and wheelchair access is available for the first floor of the Hull Mansion, the Residents’ Dining Hall, and the Museum Gift Shop.