Each year, the Local Arrangements Chairs work diligently to offer tours for those interested in experiencing sociology in the host city. These optional tours are open to all attendees of the MSS Annual Meeting.

Tour tickets may be purchased via the link below during the advance registration period ending March 1st.

  • Purchase tour tickets before March 1st. Limited seating available!
  • You may wish to buy tour tickets AFTER  the final program is published in January, to make sure you are not scheduled for a presentation or meeting during the tour you wish to take. Tour tickets are not refundable after March 1st.

Already registered for the meeting and want to add a tour to your itinerary? Contact Jennifer Talarico for help!







Jane Addams Hull House Museum

Thursday, April 18, 9:30am-12:30pm

Gender and Sexuality Tour 
The Jane Addams Hull House is a celebrated center for Chicago’s rich history of social reformers and social justice advocates, including Jane Addams’ legacy for working in immigrant communities and in the peace movement. Addams is also revered for breaking the boundaries of normative gender, sexuality, family, and community in the way that she lived her life. Because of this, she is considered an early visionary of the LGBT rights movement. Hull House serves as a modern home for the vision of the settlement house movement, as they bridge history, research, and social engagement. This interactive tour will zoom in on linking early 20th century stories of pushing the boundaries of gender and sexuality to contemporary struggles for LGBT rights and justice.

CAPACITY:  30         FEE:  $26


Self-Guided Tours

Various free self-guided tours of Chicago city highlights will be available at the Registration Desk at the meeting. Please be sure to check these out for fun and interesting excursions we were not able to schedule into the conference timeline.