Naper Settlement events for April 6, 2012
April 5, 2012 1:50PM
Updated: April 9, 2012 9:30AM
Here is a look at events at the Naper Settlement.
Naper Settlement is at 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday April to October.
Admission is $12 adults, $10 seniors 62+ and $8 for youth 4-17. Children 3 and under are free. General admission is free to Naperville residents with ID. Call (630) 420-6010 or visit napersettlement.museum.
Celebrate North Central College’s 150th anniversary with an exhibit that explores the college from its beginnings through today. The exhibit, “150 Years: A Promising Start,” is at the Heritage Gallery and echoes the theme of the college’s Sesquicentennial celebration. It will be on display through mid-June 2012 at the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center.
Admission is free.
Register for camp
Unlock mysteries from the past to the present during Camp Naper’s five unique, fun and educational summer day camps for kids in grades 1-8.
Registration is being taken for the camps that include the newest camp Archaeology: Uncovering the Past, Secret Seekers, Treasure Hunters, T.H.E. Detectives and the Civil War Encampment that includes an overnight in the fort. Camps begin June 18.
Learn the art of blacksmithing during the two-session Blacksmithing 101 class to be held from 8 to 11 a.m. April 14 and 21 in the Naper Settlement Blacksmith Shop.
Participants will receive an introduction to safety, tools and the forge, and learn hammer techniques while making an iron hook. For ages 18 to adult.
Fee is $150 and includes materials; registration is required.
Earth Day Party
More than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day 2012. Join in the celebration of our planet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21 and from 1 to 4 p.m. April 22 at Naper Settlement.
Learn how the museum’s new interior roads, constructed in 2011 using interlocking permeable pavers, will help improve the DuPage River watershed. Take a 2 p.m. guided tour on Sunday of our new rain gardens to discover how to design and select plants for this beneficial type of garden.
Visit activity stations and make a Soil Sammy, Garden in a Glove and Dissect a Seed; pump water from an old fashioned pump connected to cisterns; and watch demonstrations that share the science behind the stormwater improvements.
All activities included with admission. Naperville residents are free.
Naper Wine & Dine
Join the Naperville Heritage Society at its annual wine dinner, Naper Wine & Dine, from 6 to 10 p.m. April 23, sponsored by and held at Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 244 S. Main St., Naperville.
Each course of the five-course meal, developed by Executive Chef Terrell Cole, is paired with a hand-selected wine. A vegetarian menu is also available.
The evening’s entertainment is a live auction featuring unique bottles of wine and other specialty items. All proceeds benefit the Naperville Heritage Society, administrators of Naper Settlement.
Tickets are $175 with wine; $125 without wine. Reservations are due by April 16 to Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 420-6773.
Century Walk Tour
Step through the pages of Naperville’s history as a museum educator shares the stories represented by eight of the pieces of Century Walk public art interspersed throughout downtown Naperville’s historic buildings and walkways. The tour will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 28 and begins at the Naper Settlement Visitor Center.
Learn about the artists and inspiration behind the murals, mosaics, reliefs, mobiles and sculptures located within a half-mile walk of the museum.
Tickets are $12.
Enjoy a blend of tea tasting and history during this fun and informative program presented by Adagio Teas from 4-5 p.m. April 29 in Naper Settlement’s Pre-Emption House Tavern. Participants will taste a variety of teas paired with chocolate.
Tickets are $10. For ages teen to adult; registration is required.