Green It and Represent the NPHM! - Two Volunteer Opportunities

Continuing the tradition from years past, the National Public Housing Museum is excited to move forward with its fifth Greening the Grounds event which we-re now calling Green It! We're excited to invite our friends, supporters, and volunteers back to our future home at 1322 W. Taylor Street to weed the grounds at the front of the Museum and plant the pots of our front porch on Wednesday, August 17th from 4:30 to 6:00pm. Come any time and dressed as you are and enjoy the summer sun and make some new friends. Please RSVP to Daniel Ronan, the Manager of Public Engagement at or call us at 773-245-1621.     

Connect with our Neighbors on Taylor Street at Festa Italiana

Join National Public Housing Museum staff, board members and fellow volunteers past, present and future at our 3rd annual friend-raising booth at Festa Italiana, the venerable street festival bringing together neighbors of Little Italy, ABLA, UIC and beyond.

Come and be among the first to learn about major upcoming milestones that will soon transform our historic site into a working Museum -- this Fall and into 2017! You’ll be a vital partner in kicking off this word-of-mouth campaign to inform and excite Chicago neighbors and citizens about the coming changes at 1322 Taylor Street.  

You’ll also help us to keep interested visitors to our table engaged as NPHM subscribers, future volunteers, and first-person experts whose stories of lived experience have the power to transform our understanding of public housing history.

To sign up for a shift, please tell us which shifts you can volunteer via our Doodle link HERE. We'll circle back and confirm your shift.   

Questions? Contact Associate Director & Curator Todd Palmer at or 773-245-1658

As always, thank you for volunteering!