With funding from Edward Butler, Addams opened an art exhibition and studio space as one of the first additions to Hull House. On the first floor of the new addition there was a branch of the Chicago Public Library, and the second was the Butler Art Gallery, which featured recreations of famous artwork as well as the work of local artists. Studio space within the art gallery provided both Hull House residents and the entire community with the opportunity to take art classes or to come in and hone their craft whenever they liked. As Hull House grew, and the relationship with the neighborhood deepened, that opportunity became less of a comfort to the poor and more of an outlet of expression and exchange of different cultures and diverse communities. Art and culture was becoming a bigger and more important part of the lives of immigrants within the 19th ward, and soon children caught on to the trend. These working-class children were offered instruction in all forms and levels of art. Places such as the Butler Art Gallery or the Bowen Country Club often hosted these classes, but more informal lessons would often be taught outdoors. Addams, with the help of Ellen Gates Starr, founded the Chicago Public School Art Society (CPSAS) in response to the positive reaction the art classes for children caused. The CPSAS provided public schools with reproductions of world-renowned pieces of art, hired artists to teach children how to create art, and also took the students on field trips to Chicago's many art museums. 
This seems to be a topic of hot interest, I only looked in to it maybe 10 years ago, and what I found out as far as both statistics, birthrates, and cultural shifts/ what life was life, etc….. I came up as a bookend to Generation X (1965-1982), being born in 1981, however with all of these generational subgenre’s I found I also fit in to what was once called “Flux” (1976-1982), but now has been renamed Catalano, or Oregon Trail.. The problem with the years they listed for this (1978-1989) is that most of my friends who watched My So Called Life, and played Oregon Trail on Apple II E, were typically my age and up a little bit.. perhaps 1976-1982 or even as early as 1975, would qualify more for that.
Also I see Millennial being used to describe an entire main generation gap, which is wrong. Generation Y is the main name/time frame (those born between 1983-2001) but Millennial refers to the Millennial years, which technically are (2001-2009) therefore it would make sense that those who graduated high school and came of age (age 18) during those years, would be known as such.
Also with a lot of the garbage thrown around about Gen Y being lazy and entitled, sounds no different than what was said about Gen X as being Apathetic Slackers, or Babyboomers being nothing but a bunch of Hippy Dippy dropouts… its just the media trying to enforce negative stereotypes, as well as dividing up demographics for profit via latest crazes.
things I remember from my youth?? records, cassettes, arcades, long division,(no calculators allowed), regular post office mail, even some rotary phones, MTV, Tower Records, Footquarters, Converse (Chucks) were 5 bucks a pair, Gas for my 1989 Civic was a gallon for GOOD stuff, the usual was maybe .89 cents a gallon, and my favorite guitar (Gibson ES 355) was worth bucks, while Jaguars and Mustangs were between 250-300 bucks in pawn shops… today these have quadrupled in cost and worth, at least.