Jane Addams is one history’s great women. She was born in Cedarville, Illinois, on September 6, 1860. Jane Addams was the first American woman to win the Nobel peace prize in 1931. The FBI compiled a huge dossier on Addams and considered her one of the most dangerous women in America because of her passivism, advocacy for women’s rights and her commitment to democracy.
She was the co-founder of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and helped to establish the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as well as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Jane Addams Hull House is still in the heart of the community. Each year, more than 60,000 people receive help through a variety of programs including foster care, job training, child care, counseling, education and literacy. Their programs continue to be community-based so they can be quick to respond to the needs of children, families, and seniors. They carry on Jane Addams’ simple mission of neighbors helping neighbors
If your in Chicago, stop in to learn about Nobel Prize winner Jane Addams one of our great women of history.
The Jane Addams Hull House Museum is open to the public for tours Tuesday – Friday, from 10 am – 4 pm, and Sundays from 12 Noon – 4 pm. It is closed Mondays, Saturdays and on select holidays. An introductory slide presentation is available to drop-in visitors.
Jane Addams Hull House Museum
800 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60607