Building Naperville: Tallgrass Prairie to Today


Permanent Exhibit • Included in Museum Admission • Lower-level of the Pre-Emption House Visitors Center

Building Naperville: Tallgrass Prairie to Today takes a fresh look at Naperville’s storied past with an update on the lower-level permanent exhibit space. Building Naperville touches on various themes including people and places and engages the visitor with stories, artifacts, and questions that have the power to educate and inspire. Sections of the exhibit that were updated include adding Prairie Band Potawatomi voices, a spotlight on the Naperville Lyceum, a new focus on transportation changes, and the City’s story of suburbanization.


Items discovered from the Naper home archeological dig including various pieces of glassware
Women pointing at wooden map of Illinois to a man and women inside the Building Naperville exhibit.
Panel on the wall of Building Naperville exhibit surrounded by  photos of downtown.