Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

2pm Museum Annual Meeting: The Dream of American Democracy: A Social Gathering with Jane Addams

October 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

Betsey Means will portray Jane Addams (1860-1935) who was a crusader for social justice, a dedicated American who devoted her life to caring for the underprivileged and to fighting for the rights of workers, women and children. She was the co-founder of Hull House, Chicago’s first social settlement. Audiences will enjoy a complete theatrical experience, authentically costumed and accurately evoking a bygone era.

Betsey Means is a professional actress who has performed with Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Shakespeare on the Green, Blue Rider Theatre, and Chicago Children’s Theatre, among other groups.She represents the group “WomanLore” who offers one-woman performances adapted directly from journals, autobiographies, and personal writings.

The Elgin Area Historical Society annual meeting will take place at this program with elections and a report on the state of the Museum.
FREE for Members / $3 for non-members

Please register for this event:


October 13, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT


Elgin History Museum
360 Park St
Elgin, IL United States
+ Google Map