Brushstrokes of the Past
Alexander Hamilton Exhibit
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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.
"Brushstrokes of the Past: Naperville's Story"
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
In the "Heritage Gallery," temporary exhibitions on a variety of themes and topics are produced that highlight different pieces from the museum's artifact and archival collections, local artists, collectors and traveling exhibitions. This gallery is open year-round in the
Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America
: Sept. 13-Oct. 13, 2016
Merry & Bright: Glass Ornaments From Around the Globe: November 8-December 24, 2016
The Naper Gallery is home for the "History Connection." Geared toward children ages 3-10 but fun for kids of all ages, the "History Connection" is a great place to explore the past and play with history through a number of engaging, hands-on activities. The gallery’s three play stations support theme-based play of Building and Engineering, Imaginative Play and School. Stations include a play kitchen, Lincoln Logs, reproduction 19th century dress-up clothes, wooden blocks, puzzles, old-fashioned school desks and more. This exhibit is located in the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center at Naper Settlement and is open year-round.
virtual tour of Naper Settlement
to see its various galleries and exhibits.
95th Street Library
3015 Cedar Glade Dr., Naperville, IL 60564
The exhibit case near the first floor elevator entrance features a chair made by the Les Brown Company, one of the factories that made Naperville famous for furniture-making in the 20th century.
Naperville Bank & Trust
5 S. Washington St., Naperville, IL 60540
The exhibit cases in the lobby feature memorabilia collected by George Pradel, Naperville’s “Officer Friendly,” who followed his 29 year career with the Naperville Police Department by serving as Mayor for five terms (1995 – 2015). The exhibit spans Pradel’s public career, and ranges from his campaign materials to gifts entrusted to him from foreign dignitaries and local residents.
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