Naper Settlement presents the following events and programs during July 2022. Summer Admission & Hours will be Tuesday-Saturday from 10AM-4PM and Sunday from 1-4PM with general museum admission $12 for adults (13+), $10 for seniors (62+), and $8 for youth (4-12). Naperville residents with proof of residency, children under 4, and members receive complimentary admission. For more info about a specific event or program or to purchase museum admission tickets, visit www.NaperSettlement.org.
Playscape Readers: Outer Space
Wed., July 6 • 1-1:30PM
Playscape Readers is a story time for young children that follows seasonal themes with a focus on historical themes and pre-reading skills. July’s theme is outer space.
Unvarnished: Deed Scrubbing Workshop
Thurs., July 7, 14, 21, & 28 • 2-2:30PM
On January 1, 2022, a new state law allowing Illinois homeowners to remove racially or religiously restrictive covenants from their property deed for a small fee went into effect. These covenants, made illegal with the 1968 Fair Housing Act, are a legacy of housing discrimination. Join Naper Settlement’s Curator of Research to learn more about the history of racial covenants and the process put in place by the new law to remove them from housing deeds. A person does not need to be a homeowner or a Naperville resident to attend. The workshop will last about 30 minutes.
West Side Downtown Walking Tour
Thursday, July 7 & 28 • 5:30-6:30PM – $15/person
Listen to stories from Naperville’s founding to the generosity of Caroline Martin Mitchell on a walking tour of the west side of downtown Naperville. The tour lasts approximately 60 minutes and covers about two miles. Pre-registration is required.
Sundae Sunday with the Rockford Peaches
Sunday, July 10 • 1-4PM
The Rockford Peaches baseball team is coming to Naper Settlement. Enjoy an afternoon of baseball and history and stay for a sweet ice cream treat. Ice cream is first-come, first-served while supplies last.
Downtown Naperville Architecture Walking Tour
Thursday, July 14 • 5:30-6:30PM – $15/person
Learn about the important and interesting architecture from the 1800s to today that makes downtown Naperville a beautiful place to live, work, and play. The tour lasts approximately 60 minutes and covers about two miles. Pre-registration is required.
Naper Nights Concert Series
Friday, July 15 & Saturday, July 16 • 5-10 PM – $20/adult (13+), $15/youth (4-12)
Get ready for cold drinks, great food, and fabulous music! Naper Nights continues July 15 with a Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute by Red NOT Chili Peppers and a Blink-182 tribute by Blink-180TRUE. July 16 will include a tribute to Pearl Jam by The Ten Band and a tribute to Nirvana by Smells Like Nirvana. Visit NaperNights.org for more information and tickets.
3rd Thursday Thinkers: Ocean Animals
Thursday, July 21 • 1-1:30PM
Gather your little ones and join Naper Settlement for a special activity while learning about ocean animals. Participants will also make a jiggly jellyfish friend to take home.
Town and Gown Walking Tour
Thursday, July 21 • 5:30-6:30PM – $15/person
Explore the east side of downtown Naperville and learn about the ways the community developed along with North Central College. The tour lasts approximately 60 minutes and covers about two miles. Pre-registration is required.
Naper Settlement is a nationally accredited, award-winning outdoor living history museum set on 13 magnificent acres in the heart of Naperville. Located 30 miles from Chicago, the museum is home to thirty-one historical structures dating back as early as the 1830s. Featuring exhibits, special events, educational programming and more, Naper Settlement is where history comes alive and the community comes to connect. For more info, visit www.napersettlement.org or call (630) 420-6010.