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From Parlor to Politics: Women & Reform in America, 1890-1925

June 28, 1990 – August 28, 2004

Museum: American History Museum

Location: 2nd Floor, East Wing, enter through Ceremonial Court

Women in America who made major contributions to reform, politics, and national life during a time that came to be called the Progressive Era is the focus of this exhibition. Organized around three domestic spaces -- a parlor, a tenement, and Jane Addams's Hull House settlement in Chicago -- it examines how women used the images and language of their homemaking and childrearing roles as a rationale for participating in political reform movements.