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Exhibits
Galleries
To encourage exploration of history at all age and interest levels, Naper Settlement has several types of exhibition galleries available for visitors as part of their tour experience. Both galleries are included with general admission.

"Brushstrokes of the Past: Naperville's Story"
The "Brushstrokes of the Past" exhibit is a 3,500-square-foot permanent exhibition gallery. A combination of artwork, artifacts, historic photographs and interactives are creatively interwoven to share Naperville's development from a frontier settlement to an established 20th century city. This exhibition is open year-round to visitors in the Pre-Emption House Visitor's Center.

Naper Gallery
Naper Gallery is on the west end of the Pre-Emption House, it hosts temporary and traveling exhibits. 


"Treasures & Chronicles"
Naperville Heritage Society's 50th Anniversary Exhibit
February 28 - May 19

Discover how the story of a pioneering grass-roots community organization evolved into administrators of an award-winning, nationally accredited regional destination museum. The evolution of the organization and the museum's campus now provides unique, inclusive experiences for patrons of all ages through live interpretation of the buildings, engaging exhibitions and  programs, and an active collection program. For the Naperville Heritage Society's 50th birthday, this retrospective exhibit will include artifacts that have never been displayed in public before. Some of these artifacts are considered the cornerstone of our collection.


Heritage Gallery
The Heritage Gallery is in the center of the Pre-Emption House Visitor's Center, it hosts temporary and traveling exhibits.

"Treasures & Chronicles"
Naperville Heritage Society's 50th Anniversary Exhibit

February 28 - May 19

Discover how the story of a pioneering grass-roots community organization evolved into administrators of an award-winning, nationally accredited regional destination museum. The evolution of the organization and the museum's campus now provides unique, inclusive experiences for patrons of all ages through live interpretation of the buildings, engaging exhibitions and programs, and an active collection program. For the Naperville Heritage Society's 50th birthday, this retrospective exhibit will include artifacts that have never been displayed in public before. Some of these artifacts are considered the cornerstone of our collection.





History Connection
children playing with Lincoln Logs in History ConnectionOur kid-friendly exhibit, "History Connection", is located in the Naper Haight House at Naper Settlement. Geared toward children ages 3-10 but fun for kids of all ages, "History Connection" is a great place to explore the past and play with history through a number of engaging, hands-on activities. Due to special events, there are times throughout the year that "History Connection" is not available. History Connection is closed during Winter Season. Call Mon-Fri from 8 AM-4:30 PM - 630.420.6010.

Virtual Tour
View a virtual tour of Naper Settlement to see its various galleries and exhibits.


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