World War II Programming
Labor Day on the Home Front
September 5, 1-4PM | Included in general admission
Swinging at the Settlement
September 21, 1:30-2:30PM | $10/person
Join Naper Settlement for a 1940s swing dance lesson featuring instruction from Arthur Murray Dance Studio of Naperville. Feel lighter than air during this dance class that is sure to sweep you off your feet! 1940s era clothing is encouraged.
Gold Star Mother's Day
September 26, 11AM-12PM | Free to attend, but registration is still required.
Join Naper Settlement and the Obama Legacy Initiative to honor the memory of Naperville’s heroes. There will be a special ceremony to dedicate Naper Settlement’s Gold Star Victory Garden beds to the families of the fallen. Activities will include guest speakers and an honor guard. A reception for attending Gold Star Families will follow the dedication ceremony.
Scouts on the Home Front
October 24, 1-4PM | $13/scout, $10/adult
In honor of Juliette Low's birthday, Naper Settlement will celebrate the history and spirit of the Girl and Boy Scouts of America with a look into the home front efforts of the Scouts during World War II. Join us for exciting activities and crafts, a public service opportunity, a visit from a Rockford Peach, and more. Tickets must be shown for entrance to scouting activities onsite. The Rockford Peaches presentation will begin promptly at 1:30PM. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
War Letters - Veteran's Day Program
November 11, 7-8PM | $10/person, free for veterans
Join us for dramatic, in costume readings of actual WWII letters by members of the 10th Mountain Division WWII reenacting group.
History Speaks: A Day That Will Live in Infamy: The Attack on Pearl Harbor - Presented by The National Museum of the American Sailor (VIRTUAL PRESENTATION)
December 5, 4-5PM | $10/person
The shocking attack and major defeat at Pearl Harbor lead was the catalyst for the emergence of a new and determined naval fleet. The American people were shocked and outraged but rallied together to “Remember Pearl Harbor” and stand united behind their sailors as they battled our enemies in the Pacific Theater. This presentation will examine events leading up to the attack, how sailors and nurses responded, as well as the aftermath and legacy of the attack that is considered the Navy’s greatest defeat. Please note: this will be a virtual presentation.