Naper Settlement

January Highlights

School’s Out Day Camp – 1960s Throwback

9AM- 3PM Monday, January 21

Drop off begins at 8:30 AM

$160/camper for four School’s Out Days (1/21, 2/18, 3/1 3/25) or $45/camper/day; registration required
Travel back to the 1960s for a day of far-out fun! Decode groovy slang, watch The Brady Bunch clips and early superhero cartoons, make love beads, and build a space ship. Play with ‘60s toys and games, then complete the day by learning about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and why school’s out today.

History Connectors and Building Interpreters Informational Meetings

7–8:15PM Thursday, January 24 or 10–11:15 AM Saturday, January 26

Held in Meeting House

Resolve to get involved in the New Year! Teens in grades 8 to 12 and adults can volunteer as History Connectors and work with our visitors at hands-on activity stations, summer camp, special programs, and more. No costumes are required.

Adults ages 18 and older can volunteer as Building Interpreters to tell the stories of the past and how they relate to the present inside the historic museum buildings. Through their interpretation or demonstrations of special skills, such as Blacksmithing, these volunteers provide an exciting and engaging experience that stimulates conversation and promotes an appreciation of Naperville’s history. Period clothing is optional. Training takes place throughout the winter to prepare for the summer season beginning on April 1 and is mandatory for new volunteers and History Connector fly-ups. Visit www.napersettlement.org or contact Guest & Volunteer Services at 630.420.6104 or email nsvolunteer@naperville.il.us.

Junior Volunteers Informational Meetings

7–8:30PM Tuesday, January 22 or 1–2:30 PM Saturday, January 26 

Held in Meeting House

Young people currently in grades 4-7 in the month of January are eligible to become Junior Volunteers at Naper Settlement. From April through October, the Juniors, dressed in period clothing like overalls and dresses with petticoats, play typical games and do chores and activities of the past. What a great way for your kids to give back to the community, make new friends, “play” while volunteering, build self-esteem and so much more! To be a part of our volunteer team, attend one of our informational meetings. Training will then take place throughout the winter to prepare for the summer season beginning on April 1. Mandatory for new Junior parents and new JIT parents. Visit www.napersettlement.org or contact Guest & Volunteer Services at 630.420.6104 or email nsvolunteer@naperville.il.us.

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