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Travel 'N Talk Presentations
Pricing, Specifications & Length
Looking for a unique program that can come to your business, school or facility? Already visiting Naper Settlement and want to add on a special presentation for your group? Our historic museum offers a number of traveling presentations for your club, organization, business or senior center.

Programs are typically priced from approximately $100 to $250. In-house presentations may be paired with building tours, light refreshments, Victorian tea and cookies or other options for an additional fee. Presentations are typically an hour long. Contact the Group Tour Coordinator at for details, prices and to make a reservation.

Available Presentations
NEW! Columbian Exposition
Take a step back in time as you visit the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago. If you’ve read “Devil in the White City” and wondered what it would have been like to attend the Columbian
Exposition, you won’t want to miss this presentation that takes the audience on a trip to attend the biggest world’s fair of its time.There is so much to see, we have three separate presentations available. See the PDF >

Grandma Naper's China Closet
This presentation features the story of china, its use and dating techniques using fragments of china found at the Joseph Naper homestead archaeological dig. 

How to Research Your House
In this presentation, you will learn how to use county records, maps, tax records, newspapers and other sources to research your house and its history.

Joe Naper's Original Homestead
Learn the story of Joe Naper's journey from Ohio to Illinois, and what the things he left behind tell us about him, his family and Naperville. This presentation features items from the Joseph Naper archaeological dig.

Mr. Naper's Neighborhoods
This presentation is about the physical growth and development of Naperville from its original 80 acres to the large suburban community of neighborhoods.

Naperville Newspapers 
Find out about the history and development of the printed word in Naperville.

Preserving Your Family Heirlooms
Learn tips on preserving your treasured family heirlooms for future generations, so they are not damaged by light, heat, humidity, pests and handling.

Post World War II GI Housing
This presentation provides information about the housing crisis following WWII and the response of Naperville contractors and builders, including Moser and Shiffler.

Victorian Holiday Traditions
Learn about the history of Christmas trees, ornaments and traditions, and how celebrating the holidays changed throughout the early 19th and 20th centuries.

Victorian Mourning Customs
This program features information about the grieving customs of the Victorian era, including how they extended to everyday life and involved clothing, jewelry and social gatherings.

Victorian Secrets 
Get a peek into the traveling trunk of a Victorian lady who reveals her beauty and clothing secrets during this entertaining program that includes audience participation.

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