Naper Settlement

March Highlights

School’s Out Day Camp – Dr. Seuss Day 

Friday, March 1 • 9 AM–3 PM 
Drop off begins at 8:30 AM 
$45/camper/day; registration required 

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s 115th birthday with a day of zany rhymes, sneedles, and whos! Read and share your favorite Dr. Seuss books. Play with ooblek, craft the cat’s hat, create creatures, write rhymes, and discover Ted Seuss Geisel, the man behind these beloved stories.  

History Speaks Lecture Series: The Women’s Suffrage Movement and the Good Roads Movement in Illinois 

Sunday, March 10 • 4–5 PM  
Non-Members: $10/adult, $9/youth (4-12) and students 
Members: $8/adult, $7/ youth (4-12)  

This presentation by Kay Shelton explores how residents of other states looked to Illinois for inspiration in their own efforts. It also investigates the intertwined histories of the abolition movement, President Lincoln’s role in emancipation, and the Women’s Suffrage movement. This lecture will be held in Century Memorial Chapel.

Spring Fling – Girl Scouts/Cub Scouts

Saturday, March 16 • 1–4 PM
$13 Scouts/Youth, $10 Adults, pre-registration required 

Welcome warmer weather and shake off cabin fever during Naper Settlement’s annual tribute to the changing season! Explore the museum’s historic buildings, talk with costumed interpreters, create a fun Spring craft, and learn how to build teamwork with your troop!  Scouts receive a fun patch in honor of this event.  Program is suitable for Scouts of all ages. Naperville resident discount and other discounts not applicable for this program.
Registration is required for all Scouts. Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana can register through the Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana Council website Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois can register through Naper Settlement at or by calling 630.420.6010.

Century Memorial Chapel Open House 

Sunday, March 17 • 11 AM–2 PM  
Free admission, reservations recommended 
Contact to reserve 

Planning a wedding or renewal of vows? Meet the Settlement’s rental attendants and tour the stunning Gothic Revival chapel during these special open house dates. Have all your questions about a Naper Settlement wedding answered.  

Open Season Preview

Tuesday, March 26 – Sunday, March 31 • 1–4 PM 
$12/Adult, $10/Senior, $8/Youth (4-12); Children under 4, Naperville residents, and members are free

Enjoy Spring Break Week with a step back in time! Be among the first at this Open Season Preview of Naper Settlement’s 13 acres and historic buildings featuring costumed interpreters. 

School’s Out Day Camp – Extreme Animals 

Monday, March 25 • 9 AM–3 PM 
Drop off begins at 8:30 AM 
$45/camper/day; registration required 

Discover the biggest, fastest, smartest, and most amazing animals. Learn how animals have helped humans throughout history, watch clips of famous TV animals, create a habitat and sculpt your favorite animal. Play animal games then relax with a worm snack! 

History Speaks Lecture Series: The Naperville Heritage Society Celebrates 50 Years  

Sunday, March 31 • 4–5 PM  
Non-Members: $10/adult, $9/youth (4-12) and students 
Members: $8/adult, $7/ youth (4-12)  

Reflect on Naperville history through the eyes of the 50-year-old Naperville Heritage Society. Formed in 1969, the NHS saved some of the city’s important historic structures that had fallen into disrepair or were perceived as obsolete. Hear community stories, learn about artifacts, and appreciate how our community’s past and present is being preserved, interpreted, and exhibited. This lecture will be held in Century Memorial Chapel.

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.