Hull House Celebrates Jane Addams Day in Chicago

December 09, 2010

Have you ever been inside Jane Addams’ Chicago home?

Why not view it on Friday, December 10? After all, it’s Jane Addams Day.

In 1889, Jane Addams began worked with Chicago’s neediest families to find them the resources they needed to become full participants in their communities.

Addams believed that true and lasting peace depended on the achievement of political, social, economic and cultural rights. Thanks to her work, Addams became the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, and she did it on December 10, 1931.

The Jane Addams Hull House Museum

Jane Addams Day would be a great day to visit the Hull-House Museum and learn about Chicago history.

In honor of this special day, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum will be open to the public for guided tours.

The tours will explore the newly renovated Hull-House Museum and give visitors an insight into the life of Jane Addams.

At 10 a.m., the museum will be offering breakfast treats that are based on archives of historic Hull-House menus.

Tours take off at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The home is organized by room, with each door opening to a new collection of artifacts, photographs and stories of her past.

Come anytime from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to explore on your own, enjoy the interactive exhibits and see the opening of the museum’s newest gallery, Mapping the Neighborhood.

The Jane Addams Hull House Association has continued Addams’ legacy and is one of Chicago’s oldest and largest social and human service agencies.

There is no charge to get in to her home, but donations will be readily accepted.

What: Jane Addams Hull-House Museum Tour in honor of Jane Addams Day

When: On Jane Addams Day; Friday, December 10

Where: At Jane Addams Chicago home; 800 S. Halsted St., Chicago

More: For more information, call (312) 413-5353 or visit

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