The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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The National Public Housing Museum, founded in 2007 and slated to open in 2012, is the first cultural institution in the United States dedicated to interpreting the American experience in public housing. The Museum draws on the power of place and memory to illuminate the resilience of poor and working class families of every race and ethnicity to realize the promise of America.
The Museum is slated to open in 2012, in the last remaining building of the Jane Addams Homes, a 1937 WPA building that was home to hundreds of public housing families until 2002.

Partner Category: Cultural Institution or Organization

Centennial Activities

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 6:00pm

One Book, One Chicago: The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing

Chicago Public Library

D. Bradford Hunt -- Associate Professor of Social Science at Roosevelt University and author of Blueprint for Disaster: The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing -- reflects on Chicago public housing from its New Deal roots through the current Mayor Daley's Plan for Transformation.
Presented in partnership with Chicago Matters and the National Public Housing Museum. [MORE]

National Public Housing Museum

Website: http://www.publichousingmuse...

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