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Canning peaches. Sewing a dress. Baking a batch of snickerdoodles. These are familiar images of Home Economics, but they do not tell the whole story of the movements' past, nor do they engage with the radical potential of its future.
The new exhibit tells the untold story of the first generation of home economists who were equal rights advocates, chemists and public health advocates, labor reformers and innovators who sought to redefine domesticity. Filled with participatory experiences and hands-on activities, the exhibit describes the home economists’ visionary work to create a world with healthy food for all, fair labor practices for domestic work, ethical consumerism, and community childcare solutions.
The Museum is partnering with activists and artists including Chicago Coalition of Household Workers, Frau Fiber, Chicago Childcare Collective, the Academy for Global Citizenship, the Center for Urban Economic Development at UIC, Street Level Youth Media, and the Collective Cleaners to create imaginative exhibition experiences and connections to Hull-House history and our contemporary moment.
JOIN THE COLLECTIVE CLEANERS FOR A RAG-WEAVING SESSION!
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
800 S. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60607-7017
Looms and materials are provided. Bring scrap fabric for customization.
TAKE A SPECIAL TOUR
Our “Home Economics Tour” is a lively, interactive experience that uses the entire museum to investigates themes of invisible labor, conscientious consumption, the home as a site of activism, and municipal housekeeping. Call us to schedule a tour for your class or community group: 312-413-5353
PARTICIPATE IN A SEWING REBELLION
Upcycle a used T-shirt into a shopping bag using a refurbished antique Singer sewing machine, in an immersive artistic experience designed by textile worker and activist Frau Fiber. Stop by the museum anytime during open hours, or sign up for a specific time to get assistance from a Hull-House museum educator. The project usually takes 15 - 30 minutes. Sign up by yourself or with a friend! Sign up here!
Listen to Julia O’Grady, a food service worker at the Academy for Global Citizenship, a charter school on Chicago’s southwest side dedicated to a dynamic food curriculum and healthy cafeteria food for all students. O'Grady's story is featured in the exhibit, and is the first in a series of multi-media portraits of area school food service workers.
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