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Behind the Scenes Tours
Meet This Old House
Sunday, May 1: Martin Mitchell Mansion, 6-7:30 PM
Sunday, July 24: Murray Building, 6-7:30 PM
Saturday, September 17: Paw Paw Post Office, 6-7:30 PM  


$15/person; $12/Settlement-6 members and above
Special series discount: $39/person; $30/Settlement-6 members and above for all three tours


Journey beyond the velvet ropes and enjoy guided, privileged access to areas not open to the general public. Walk in the footsteps once trod by Naperville’s early residents and engage with museum experts about the significance of each of the structures.  In May, tour each level of the 12-room Martin Mitchell Mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and learn first-hand about the building’s history and its importance to the community from Naper Settlement’s museum staff and Chicago preservationist and paint analysis expert Robert A. Furhoff, who oversaw the building’s interior restoration. Ages 13+ only. Includes stair climbing.

  Martin Mitchell Mansion   Murray Building   Paw Paw Post Office
   Martin Mitchell Mansion                      Murray Building                            Paw Paw Post Office
Storage FacilityArtifacts Uncovered Open Houses
Saturday, May 14, 10 AM–Noon
November 6, 1-3 PM

Collections Care and Storage Facility
City of Naperville Department of Public Works Building
180 Fort Hill Dr., Naperville, IL
Door F (located at the northwest corner of building)

$12/person; $10/ Settlement-6 members and above


Go behind-the-scenes for a curator-led glimpse of the state-of-the-art storage areas where we will show you highlights of our permanent collection. The climate-controlled 23,000-square-foot space is filled with materials that document the rich history of Naperville from its settlement in 1831 up until the present day. No food, beverages, bags or photography permitted. Registration is required and limited to 30 persons. Ages 13+ only.
Advance registration is required for these programs. Call 630.420.6010 to reserve your ticket. 

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