MANY CULTURES, MANY DREAMS, ONE STREET

For wave after wave of immigrants, Maxwell Street was their entry to America. Later, the Great Migration brought African Americans from the South. Each brought their own cultures and hopes to the vibrant street and the Market that sprang from it. In doing so, they made Chicago a richer place. LEARN MORE

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“Good This Day Only”: Signs of Maxwell Street

Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum for a day of exploring Maxwell Street history through artifacts from the Hull-House and Maxwell Street Foundation collections, tours, food, music, and conversations with neighbors. This collaborative event presented by Hull-House and its West Side neighbors Maxwell Street Foundation and Connecting4Communities is open to the public free of charge. This … Read More

MAXWELL STREET FOUNDATION AT THE MAXWELL STREET MARKET AUGUST 13

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market Sunday, August 13, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Visit the Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market in the plaza of the Market office building, beneath the signs. Books, T-shirts and posters commemorating Maxwell Street history are available for sale!  The Maxwell Street Market is in its 105th year of … Read More

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Maxwell Street Collection – portfolio display in UIC’s College of Business

The Maxwell Street Collection portfolio of photographs are mounted for display by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Business on the 11th Floor of University Hall through October 2017.  The  limited edition portfolio features the Maxwell Street neighborhood through the eyes of 11 Chicago photographers: Tom Arndt, Patty Carroll, Ron Gordon, James Iska, … Read More

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