The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (JAHHM) is a dynamic memorial site dedicated to Jane Addams, a social reformer and the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, who together with her colleagues changed the lives of their community, promoting education and equality as well as public policy.
The museum is located in Hull Home, a national historic landmark, one of the original settlement house buildings that were founded in 1889 by Addams and Ellen Gates Starr.
They formed a community that took care of the low-income people and immigrants from Europe and fought for social justice, equal rights, immigrants rights and more. The residents learned different culture classes, like history, literature, art as well as enjoyed free concerts and various activities. The Hull house was a center for important activists, artists, and thinkers.
Enjoy the collections and exhibitions by yourself or take a tour, participate in workshops, educational programs and conversations. Check out the store for souvenirs and ecologically and socially sustainable gifts.
The museum is part of the College of Architecture and the Arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Its mission is to preserve and develop the original site and to continue Hull House’s vision of education, research, and social engagement.