Naper Settlement

August Highlights

Playscape Readers

Find a seat on the quilt for an engaging story time featuring changing seasonal themes. Playscape Readers will take place on August 30. Story time for children ages 2-5 is at 11AM and story time for children ages 5-7 is at 1PM. This program is free with museum admission.

September Highlights

Weed Ladies Fall Sale

Shop beautiful silk and dried floral arrangements perfect for the upcoming season. The Weed Ladies Fall Sale will take place September 7-9 from 10AM to 4PM and September 10 from 1 to 4PM in the Daniels House located within Naper Settlement at 523 South Webster St. Naperville, IL 60540. Admission to the sale is free.

Grandparents Weekend

Make memories with your grandparents at Naper Settlement on September 9 and 10! Enjoy fun, intergenerational family activities in the historic buildings, including an antique tractor display and a visit from “John Deere” as part of the History Speaks series on Saturday. For National Grandparents Day on Sunday, be inspired to preserve your family artifacts and traditions with information on “Collecting Family Folklore,” plus learn about Illinois agriculture from the Future Farmers of America and the DuPage County Farm Bureau. Grandparents Weekend will take place September 9 from 10AM to 4PM and September 10 from 1 to 4PM Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (62+) and $8 for youth (4-12). Naperville residents with proof of residency, children under 4 and Naper Settlement members are free.

History Speaks Lecture Series: John Deere: A Discussion of the History and Future of Agriculture

Historian, author and actor Brian “Fox” Ellis transforms into John Deere as he reflects on the history of his plows and shares some of his personal struggles. Deere will then turn to the future and the great changes in agriculture that he foresees in the vision of his son, who is about to transform John Deere & Co. and the future of farming. This History Speaks Lecture Series will take place September 9 from 4 to 5PM in the Meeting House. Admission is $10 for adults and $9 for youth (4-12) and students. Admission for members is $8 for adults and $7 for youth.

Paint by Numbers BEER

Experience a new twist on the paint and sip scene! Relive your childhood days of paint by numbers paintings, only this time enjoy a beer as you fill in the canvas! Bring your friends, learn about paint by numbers’ history, be inspired by some vintage examples and then finish your own 8” x 10” painting (suitable for framing). This program will take place September 15 from 7 to 9PM. Visitors must be 21 years of age or older to participate in this program. Admission is $18 and includes one 8” x 10” canvas and one drink ticket. Reservations are required.

History comes to life at Naper Settlement, Chicagoland’s outdoor history museum, located at 523 S. Webster St. in Naperville. Visit or call (630) 420-6010 for tickets and info.