Jane Addams Hull House 800 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607
The UIC Student Center is located next door to the historic Hull House. Hull House, Chicago's first settlement house, was founded by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr. It was not only the private home of Jane Addams and other Hull House residents, but also a place where immigrants of diverse communities gathered to learn, to eat, to debate and to acquire the tools necessary to put down roots in their new country. The Museum is comprised of two of the settlement complex's original thirteen buildings, the Hull-Home and the Residents' Dining Hall. These spaces were used variously over the years, including as a nursery school, a library and a salon for social and political dialogue.
Jane Addams (1860-1935) Co-winner of the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize, a pioneer American settlement activist/reformer, social worker, public philosopher, sociologist, author, and leader in women's suffrage and world peace. She co-founded, with Ellen Gates Starr, the first settlement house in the United States, Chicago's Hull House.
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 am to 4 pm Sunday noon to 4 pm Closed Mondays and Saturdays
Admissions: For visits to the museum during regular hours, the suggested donation is $5 per person. Public tours led by an educator are every Wednesday and Sunday at 1pm. Otherwise guests are free to roam without a guide. Below you can see a short video about Jane Addams and the importance of Hull House.
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