Naper Settlement received an Award of Superior Achievement for the “Permeable Paver Roadways & Stormwater Management Improvements” project and an Award of Excellence for the “Joseph Naper Homestead Interpretive Site” project from the Illinois Association of Museums.
The Superior Achievement Award recognizes achievement that is a model for the profession and reaches a greater audience than is normally reached by the institution. The Award of Excellence recognizes work of excellent quality that uses available resources well, is creative, and meets professional standards.
IAM noted that the stormwater management project with its multiple funding sources and partnership with Naperville School District 203 was remarkable. The interpretive signage was an important addition and the completed project enhanced the visual appeal of the Settlement.
Funding for the $2.3 million Roadways and Stormwater Management Project was provided, in part, by the City of Naperville Capital Improvement Program; DuPage County Stormwater Management Water Quality Improvement Program; Kane DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District; State of Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Section 319 of the Clean Water Act; State of Illinois through the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity; United States Environmental Protection Agency; Tellabs Foundation; DuPage Community Foundation; Nicor; Compass Surveying Ltd.; Wight & Co.; and the Naperville Heritage Society
For the Joseph Naper Homestead Interpretive Site, IAM noted that the project assured the preservation and interpretation of a significant history site in the community. The Homestead is located at the southeast corner of Mill Street and Jefferson Avenue near downtown Naperville. The project was funded by the Public Museum Capital Grants Program, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois State Museum.
Naper Settlement will receive the awards during the Illinois Association of Museums annual fall conference awards luncheon on Friday, Sept. 21 in Collinsville, Ill.
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FYI: History comes to life at Naper Settlement, Chicagoland’s outdoor history museum, located in downtown Naperville at 523 S. Webster St. Naper Settlement is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Open year round, for more information about hours and admission prices, visit www.napersettlement.museum or call (630) 420-6010.
About the Illinois Association of Museums: The Illinois Association of Museums represents the interests of more than 1,500 museums, zoos and arboreta across the state and provides a wide variety of programs and services that advance the museum profession, from grants and scholarships to workshops, publications and conferences.