May 9, 2018
May 11, 2018 - May 12, 2018
May 12, 2018
May 16, 2018
May 9, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Get fit the old-fashioned way! When it comes to outdoor activity, there is no better way than an active stroll around the beautiful 12-acre museum campus. Check in at the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center, then log your minutes (not miles). No registration is required. Earn reward tickets to Naper Settlement programs and events.
May 11, 7:30 PM - May 12, 8:30 AM
Brownies and Juniors are invited to have luxurious fun while trying different methods that ladies used in the 1800s to bring out their natural beauty. Visit the Martin Mitchell Mansion and make lotions and potions to pamper yourself. Enjoy a nighttime snack and continental breakfast. Bring overnight gear. Naper Settlement patch included in price. 1 adult per 4 Scouts maximum.
May 12, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Teens in grades 8 to 12 and adults can volunteer as History Connectors and work with our visitors at special hands-on activity stations, summer camp, specialty programs and more. The volunteer commitment for this summer opportunity is 4 shifts per month during June, July and August. No costumes are required.
May 12, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Get ready for Memorial Day with a look back at how Americans have traditionally handled death, mourning and memorialization. Experience hands-on Victorian mourning artifacts and memorials from the collection of folklorist Sheila Riley. Discover what mysterious gravestone symbols really mean, then practice your knowledge in a guided walking tour of Naperville Cemetery. This two-hour program will be led by Riley, Director of Learning Experiences at Naper Settlement. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Reservations are required. To register, please call .
May 16, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
May 19, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Naper Settlement is transformed into a Civil War encampment where visitors can meet famous figures of the past and experience firsthand a turbulent time period in our nation’s history. Hundreds of reenactors participate, culminating in a battle complete with raging cannons and marching infantry. This family-friendly event features food, fun, music and shopping on “Sutler’s Row” for traditional Civil War-era reproduction products. The battle begins at 2:30 PM each day. The Weed Ladies will be selling spring silk and dried florals in the Daniels House.
May 20, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
May 23, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
May 30, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM