About Us

Who We Are

Our Board, Statue Committee, Contributors

Mother Jones Museum is the website of the Mother Jones Heritage Project, a 501-c-3 non-profit. We are guided by the philosophy & model of Mother Jones, whose base was in Chicago, but who went across the US to organize and fight for justice.


So while we have traditional museum exhibits, we take Mother Jones on the road, create ways for people to experience her continuing relevance and the weight of the past on the present. We are currently sponsoring a campaign to put her on a statue in Chicago. There is no statue of Mother Jones in the United States, the founding mother of the U.S. labor movement.

Our project originated in 2014, inspired by the Cork Spirit of Mother Jones Festival. This website originated in 2008, as a project to revive Mother Jones and the early history of the activist labor and immigrant movement.  We are proud to work with partners across the U.S. and the globe.

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