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

June 28, 1990 – August 28, 2004

National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

2nd Floor, East Wing, enter through Ceremonial Court Floor Plan

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.