Unfinished Business: 21st Century Home Economics

Hull-House Museum Social Justice Exhibit, 2012

The exhibit tells an 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 story of swill milk on historic milk bottles
The history of childcare to be discovered through playing with children’s blocks.