History Lessons: Everyday Objects from Chicago Public Housing
The National Public Housing Mueum is pleased to invite you to the opening of a new exhibtion entitled History Lessons: Everyday Objects from Chicago Public Housing. The exhibit opens on May 30th and runs through July 30th and is free to all.
Monday - Friday | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tours are available by request, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Housing As A Human Right: Social Construction
Women's Rights Are Human Rights
House Housing & We, Next Door
Collection, Building, Action.
NPHM'S Chicago Architecture Biennial Exhibition
Reimagining Public Housing: Beyond the Bricks and Mortar
In October 2013 we joined the Ford Foundation in New York City for a symposium called "Reimagining Public Housing: Beyond the Bricks and Mortar." This interactive conversation featured the experiences and visions of current and former public housing residents, urban leaders, and policymakers from around the country.
History Coming Home
In 2010 “History Coming Home", our exhibit about home and shelter, triumph and resilience, inclusion and isolation, security and opportunity, opened at the Chicago Tourism Center Gallery. The exhibit revealed public policies, oral histories and artifacts from public housing in cities from Chicago to Boston, from New Orleans to Sacramento. Visitors were able to view artifacts donated from former public housing residents including Boy Scout paraphernalia of former Ohio Congressman Louis and a desk from Sunny Fischer, Executive Director of the Richard H. Driehaus. Visitors also learned of local public housing luminaries like Chicago’s Restaurateur Dick Portillo, NBA guard Tony Allen, Senator Mattie Hunter and Pianist Reginald Robinson and national luminaries including Lloyd Blankfein, Justice Sonia Sotomayor and President Jimmy Carter. The story of public housing is complex, but it starts with a simple truth- that all people need a home.