Donald L. Acker built the first scale model of Naper Settlement and was instrumental in relocating and restoring the Meeting House.
Grace Fry, a longtime Museum Educator, gave tours and supported educational activities.
Max Harbach, a 27-year member of the restoration crew, has worked to improve virtually every building on the grounds.
Judge Win G. Knoch, a longtime DuPage County judge, convinced Caroline Martin Mitchell to bequeath her family's estate to the City of Naperville.
Caroline Martin Mitchell donated her family's Victorian mansion and 212 acres to the City, stipulating that her home remain a museum in perpetuity.
Naperville Evening Kiwanis members have volunteered at Naper Settlement for 25 years.
John K. "Jack" and Judy Powell, longtime volunteers, planted trees and gardens throughout the grounds.
Lester E. Schrader, was an artist and skilled carpenter, whose paintings are the basis for "Brushstrokes of the Past: Naperville's Story," Naper Settlement's permanent exhibit.
Jane Sindt was the founding president of the Naperville Heritage Society and helped to create Naper Settlement.
John L. and Kay Stephens are charter members of the Naperville Heritage Society and John served as its president.
Duane E. and Frances E. Wilson are founding members of the Naperville Heritage Society. Duane was the first treasurer.
Margaret "Peg" Yonker was president of the Naperville Heritage Society and is a mainstay of Naper Settlement's Speakers Bureau.
Walt and Connie Schall: Walt and Connie Schall were charter members of the Naperville Heritage Society joining the organization within its first year of existence. Walt served as the volunteer buildings and grounds chairman for 20 years, on the board of directors from 1979 to 1982, as did Connie, who was on the board from 1972 to 1974. While Walt worked on the physical site, Connie helped with fundraising. She was an integral member of the Quilt Ladies, remaining a faithful participant for more than 25 years of quilting.
The Stenger Family: From 1849 to 1893, Stenger Brewery was the main employer in Naperville. Ron is the sixth generation Stenger to live in Naperville. Ron recalled that as a Naperville Central High School student touring the Martin Mitchell Mansion, he saw the traveling trunk used by John Stenger during the Gold Rush. In 2009, Ron funded the restoration of the trunk. The Stenger Brewery carved limestone block, on display in the “Brushstrokes of the Past…Naperville’s Story” exhibit was also conserved by the Stengers.