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  1. Blacksmithing 101 (SOLD OUT)

    September 9, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Learn the art of blacksmithing with an introduction to safety, tools and the forge in this two-session class. Participants will learn hammer techniques while making an item to take home. For ages 18 and up; limited to 6 participants. All materials are provided. These sessions are now sold out.

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  2. Grandparents Weekend

    September 9, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Make memories with your grandparents at Naper Settlement! Enjoy intergenerational family activities in the historic buildings, including an antique tractor on display and a visit from “John Deere” as part of History Speaks on Saturday. For National Grandparents Day on Sunday, be inspired to preserve your family artifacts and traditions with information on “Collecting Family Folklore,” plus Illinois agriculture from the Future Farmers of America and the DuPage County Farm Bureau.

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  3. Weed Ladies Fall Sale

    September 9, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Daniels House at Naper Settlement

    The Weed Ladies fall sale features creative seasonal floral arrangements with silk and dried florals and the popular dried bouquets.

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  4. John Deere: A Discussion of the History and Future of Agriculture

    September 9, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Meeting House

    Historian, author, and actor Brian “Fox” Ellis, in character as John Deere, will cover a century of agricultural history and then lead a discussion on the future of farming. Raising issues such the pros and cons of agriculture versus agribusiness, the roles of technology and mechanization, and the significance of small family farms, centennial farms, and community-supported agriculture, this program promises to engage the audience in a complex conversation about the directions that our ongoing efforts to feed the world might take. Turning the conventional question-and-answer session format on its head, a substantial portion of this presentation will consist of John Deere asking the members of the audience questions about their family roots in agriculture and where they think the future will lead us.

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