Naple Settlement events for April 27, 2012
April 26, 2012 10:48AM
Updated: April 26, 2012 10:06PM
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.
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.
During the month of May, Naper Settlement, along with its community partners, recognizes Community Heritage Month in Naperville, an opportunity to learn about the organizations, events and activities that contribute to our heritage.
Weekends in May
During weekends in May, in addition to visiting the historic buildings and exhibits, join Naper Settlement and take a look back at the role of Americans before, during and after wartime.
A variety of activities will be offered throughout the month, including flag trivia, rolling bandages, learning about the Pledge of Allegiance in the Schoolhouse, a Victory garden tour and more.
Throughout our country’s history, patriotism and the American spirit have been called upon and tested time and again. On May 5-6, visit activity stations commemorating the Civil War, World War II and the Vietnam War.
Interact with replicas of artifacts on loan from the First Division Museum at Cantigny; view artifacts from Naper Settlement’s museum collections; and learn about Naperville servicemen and women.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5 and 1 to 4 p.m. May 6. All activities are included with admission.
Girl Scouts May Day
It’s a badge-earning bonanza for Daisies, Brownies and Junior Girl Scouts from 1 to 4 p.m. May 6 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville.
Pick up your Badge-in-a-Bag at check-in, visit the activity stations, tour the buildings, play games and earn your Petal or Badge. Fee is $10 Girl Scouts/Youth and $8 for adults. Registration is required.
Preserving Your Family Heirlooms offers information on basic care and proper handling of furniture, metals, ceramics, and glass objects to prevent and reduce damage from 2 to 3:30 p.m. May 12, at Naper Settlement’s Collections Care and Storage Facility, located at 180 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville. Attendees will have an opportunity to consult about care and storage options for their own special family heirlooms. The program includes a tour of the Museum Collections Care and Storage Facility. Enter through Door C at building’s far northwest corner.
Admission is $10, $8 for members. For ages teen to adult.
History Speaks: Julie Andrews
Jenny Riddle dramatizes and performs songs from the life of Julie Andrews before she was Mary Poppins or Maria Von Trapp during this presentation of the History Speaks Lecture Series: Julie Andrews — The Early Years from 4 to 5 p.m. May 13 at Naper Settlement’s Century Memorial Chapel.
Advance ticket: $6, $5 for students and members; $1 more at the door. For all ages.
Civil War Days
During Civil War Days, Naper Settlement is transformed into a Civil War encampment where visitors can experience firsthand a turbulent time period in our nation’s history.
Learn how the nation changed through the insights of famous people who made a difference in history from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 19-20. Hundreds of reenactors participate, staging a battle with raging artillery and marching infantry.
Purchase tickets atnapersettlement.museum or at Naper Settlement’s Visitor Center.
Advance tickets are $10 for adults (13+), $5 for seniors (62+) and youth (4–12); at the gate: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors/youth. Members are free.
The Civil War Tour
Mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a special tour at Naperville Cemetery during Walking with Soldiers: The Civil War Tour from 2 to 3:15 p.m. May 26.
The tour begins at the Naper Settlement Visitor Center. Learn the story of how Levi Shafer’s gun fired the first two shots at Gettysburg; view the grave of a Confederate soldier; and hear stories of Civil War veterans from Naperville. For ages teen to adult. Some historical material may be too graphic for younger audiences.
Tickets are $12, $10 for members.
Century Walk Tour
Step through the pages of Naperville’s history as a Naper Settlement museum educator shares the stories represented by eight of the extraordinary pieces of Century Walk public art during Footsteps: A Guided Tour of Century Walk Art from 1 to 2:30 p.m. May 27.
Learn about the artists and inspiration behind the murals, mosaics, reliefs, mobiles and sculptures located within a half mile walk of the museum. The tour steps off from the Naper Settlement Visitor Center.
Tickets are $12; $10 for members.
Blue Star Museums
Blue Star Museums is a program that offers free admission to museums for active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 28, through Labor Day, Sept. 3. Show your government ID card for free admission to Naper Settlement.