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Naper Settlement brings together historically important buildings and their stories, connecting visitors to Naperville’s heritage and beyond. The Agricultural Interpretive Center will build on that foundation, providing an immersive opportunity to learn about Naperville’s storied agricultural history and how it connects to the farming story of the region and nation today.
The exhibits will feature STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning opportunities that will highlight such themes as food production, planting and harvesting of crops, mechanics of simple machines, climate, weather, and natural resources, and the economic value of agriculture to communities and others.
Projected costs for the building are $4 million. Funding sources include generous support from donors, grants, corporations, and foundations. We also thank Wheatland Plowing Match for a significant, including the donation of The Wood Bros. Thresher.
Building construction will begin in late fall.