Tea Time at Hull-House Museum!

Posted on February 8

Explore history from a fresh perspective while sipping a cup of tea in Jane Addams’ bedroom! Experience the new Alternative Label for Jane Addams’ Travel Medicine Kit: an essay by writer, scholar, and CWHC Collective member, Terri Kapsalis!

The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum has embarked on an Alternative Labeling Project. Looking to challenge the common use of museum labels, this project explores using poems, essays, and music, to broaden rather than confine the historical, social, and contextual complexities of an object through a label.

Kapsalis’ label, in the form of an essay, combines the scientific investigation of Addams’ medicine kit with a meditation on rest and restlessness, antagonism and peace, domesticity and social-justice, and medicine and poison.

To schedule a tea appointment in Jane Addams’ bedroom with the new label, click here! Or you can visit the museum during regular business hours to see the artifact and read the label.

Date: Wednesdays and Sundays
Time: 2:00-4:00pm
Location: Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 South Halsted Street