Naper Settlement

March Highlights

School’s Out Day Camp – Dr. Seuss Day

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ 114th birthday with a day of green eggs, sneedles, and whos! Read and share your favorite Dr. Seuss books. Play with ooblek, try green eggs and ham, and craft the cat’s hat. Then discover Ted Seuss Geisel, the man behind the zany rhymes and beloved stories. Explore Geisel’s lesser-known works, including his political cartoons. School’s Out Day Camp – Dr. Seuss Day will take place on March 2 from 9AM to 3PM. Drop-off begins at 8:30AM. This camp is for children in first through fifth grade. The fee is $45 per camper.

Chapel Open House

Planning a wedding or renewal of vows? Meet our rental attendants and tour the chapel during this special open house on March 4 from 11AM to 2PM. RSVP is suggested, but not necessary. For more information or to RSVP, email weddings@naperville.il.us or call (630).420-6010.

Victorian Spa Overnight

Naper Settlement invites Brownies and Junior Scouts to have luxurious fun while trying different methods that ladies used in the 1800s to bring out their natural beauty at the Victorian Spa Overnight. Scouts will visit the Martin Mitchell Mansion and make lotions and potions to pamper themselves. Enjoy a nighttime snack and continental breakfast. Scouts should bring their overnight gear. The Victorian Spa Overnight will take place from March 9 at 7:30PM to March 10 at 8:30AM. Admission is $45 per Scout and $18 per adult. One adult is required for every 4 Scouts registered. Registration is required. To register, visit the Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana Council Scout’s website at www.gcnwiprograms.org, or contact the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois Registrar at www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org.

History Speaks Lecture Series: Georgia O’Keeffe: An American Master

Georgia O’Keeffe was one of the most popular American artists of the 20th century. O’Keefe painted, drew and sculpted an incredible array of subjects over her long career. She is likely the most famous artist associated with the Santa Fe region. Still misunderstood and misinterpreted even in the 21st century, her work was crucial to the history of modernism in America. In this program, art historian Jeff Mishur discusses a full range of Georgia O’Keefe’s art, from her daring and innovative abstractions of the 1910s and 1920s to her elegant investigations of subject matter, such as architecture, landscapes, and flowers. This History Speaks Lecture Series will take place March 11 from 4 to 5PM. Admission is $10 for adults and $9 for youth (4-12) and students. Admission for members is $8 for adults and $7 for youth. Reservations are recommended.

Spring Fling Bicentennial Day

Celebrate Illinois’ 200th birthday at Naper Settlement! Boy and Girl Scouts are invited to get their Illinois passport stamped by visiting Naper Settlement’s historic buildings and learning about important events in our state’s history. Explore the meanings behind Illinois’ flag and state symbols, discover important people in Illinois history, make a craft and even learn a historical dance while enjoying 12 beautiful acres. Spring Fling Bicentennial Day will take place March 17 from 1 to 4PM. Admission is $13 for Scouts and $10 for adults. Registration is required. Girl Scouts can register by visiting the Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana Council Scout’s website at www.gcnwiprograms.org, or contact the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois Registrar at www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org. Cub Scouts can register through Naper Settlement by emailing grouptours@naperville.il.us.

School’s Out Day Camp – Illinois Turns 200

Get to know your state with a day dedicated to Illinois’ 200th birthday. Explore Naper Settlement’s historic buildings, experience fun, games, and chores from Illinois’ past and present. Test your state trivia, taste uniquely Illinois foods, and hear stories about famous Illinoisans. Complete the celebration with a special Bicentennial snack. School’s Out Day Camp – Illinois Turns 200 will take place on March 28 from 9AM to 3PM. Drop-off begins at 8:30AM. This camp is for children in first through fifth grade. The fee is $45 per camper per day.

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.