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  1. Settlement Sundays

    August 2, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ 523 S. Webster St.

    Each Sunday, admission to our museum includes free sundaes from Culver’s with do-it-yourself toppings, hands-on family activities and tours of historic buildings. Ice cream is served from 2-3:30 p.m. and limited to the first 250 guests.

  2. Wednesday Walking Club

    August 5, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ Enter at the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center at the corner of Webster St. and Aurora Ave.

    Get fit the old fashioned way! When it comes to outdoor activity, there is no better way than an active stroll around the beautiful 12-acre museum campus. Check in at the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center. After being greeted by a staff member, choose your route through the museum grounds, with an option to include the Riverwalk. After your walk, log your minutes (not miles) then enjoy a healthy treat and camaraderie with fellow walkers.

  3. Playscape Readers

    August 5, 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape

    Find a seat on the quilt for you and your child and enjoy an engaging story time featuring changing seasonal themes. Ages 2-5.

  4. Pioneer Picnics

    August 5, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape and surrounding picnic areas

    Each Wednesday, pack a picnic lunch and join other parents and children to play with pioneer toys and games at the Harvard Early Learning Playscape. Also stop by the 4 Seasons of Illinois Cart to participate in a family learning activity.

  5. Playscape Readers

    August 5, 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape

    Find a seat on the quilt for you and your child and enjoy an engaging story time featuring changing seasonal themes. Ages 5-7

  6. Flashback Fridays - Meet a Curator

    August 7, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Enter at Door F - far northwest corner of the building

    Meet the museum's curatorial staff, hear about their work and see real artifacts from the museum's collection. There are over 55,000 objects and each one has a fascinating story! This dynamic tour changes each month. For ages teen to adult. Topic: Dolls

  7. Hometown Picnic

    August 8, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ 523 S. Webster St.

    What better way to spend a lazy, hazy summer day than at a picnic with old-fashioned games, contests, an apple pie competition and a vintage baseball game! Come relive the exciting and interesting history of the Grand Old Game and enjoy the fast-paced action of bare knuckle baseball based on the original rules from 1858. Cheer on the Lemont Quarrymen as they take on the Deep River Grinders at 1:00 pm. Visitors are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic. All activities, including the game, are free with museum admission.

  8. Settlement Sundays

    August 9, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ 523 S. Webster St.

    Each Sunday, admission to our museum includes free sundaes from Culver’s with do-it-yourself toppings, hands-on family activities and tours of historic buildings. Ice cream is served from 2-3:30 p.m. and limited to the first 250 guests.

  9. Wednesday Walking Club

    August 12, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ Enter at the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center at the corner of Webster St. and Aurora Ave.

    Get fit the old fashioned way! When it comes to outdoor activity, there is no better way than an active stroll around the beautiful 12-acre museum campus. Check in at the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center. After being greeted by a staff member, choose your route through the museum grounds, with an option to include the Riverwalk. After your walk, log your minutes (not miles) then enjoy a healthy treat and camaraderie with fellow walkers.

  10. Playscape Readers

    August 12, 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape

    Find a seat on the quilt for you and your child and enjoy an engaging story time featuring changing seasonal themes. Ages 2-5.

  11. Pioneer Picnics

    August 12, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape and surrounding picnic areas

    Each Wednesday, pack a picnic lunch and join other parents and children to play with pioneer toys and games at the Harvard Early Learning Playscape. Also stop by the 4 Seasons of Illinois Cart to participate in a family learning activity.

  12. Playscape Readers

    August 12, 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape

    Find a seat on the quilt for you and your child and enjoy an engaging story time featuring changing seasonal themes. Ages 5-7

  13. Naperville Plays!

    August 16, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Naper Settlement Grounds

    TRIPLE your fun with Naper Settlement the DuPage Children’s Museum and the Naperville Public Library. All will be on-site with exhibits and hands-on activities. Discover the wonder of play and innovation in a historical setting.

  14. Settlement Sundays

    August 16, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ 523 S. Webster St.

    Each Sunday, admission to our museum includes free sundaes from Culver’s with do-it-yourself toppings, hands-on family activities and tours of historic buildings. Ice cream is served from 2-3:30 p.m. and limited to the first 250 guests.

  15. Wednesday Walking Club

    August 19, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ Enter at the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center at the corner of Webster St. and Aurora Ave.

    Get fit the old fashioned way! When it comes to outdoor activity, there is no better way than an active stroll around the beautiful 12-acre museum campus. Check in at the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center. After being greeted by a staff member, choose your route through the museum grounds, with an option to include the Riverwalk. After your walk, log your minutes (not miles) then enjoy a healthy treat and camaraderie with fellow walkers.

  16. Playscape Readers

    August 19, 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape

    Find a seat on the quilt for you and your child and enjoy an engaging story time featuring changing seasonal themes. Ages 2-5.

  17. Pioneer Picnics

    August 19, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape and surrounding picnic areas

    Each Wednesday, pack a picnic lunch and join other parents and children to play with pioneer toys and games at the Harvard Early Learning Playscape. Also stop by the 4 Seasons of Illinois Cart to participate in a family learning activity.

  18. Playscape Readers

    August 19, 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape

    Find a seat on the quilt for you and your child and enjoy an engaging story time featuring changing seasonal themes. Ages 5-7

  19. Third Thursday Thinkers

    August 20, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape

    Every third Thursday of the month, drop by Naper Settlement's Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscapeto experience history in unexpected ways. Take your young thinker on a museum adventure, use your senses and discover what makes Illinois unique. Little fingers will experiment with painting, gluing, sticking and creating, while developing fine motor skills. Ages 2-5

  20. Third Thursday Thinkers

    August 20, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape

    Every third Thursday of the month, drop by Naper Settlement's Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscapeto experience history in unexpected ways. Take your young thinker on a museum adventure, use your senses and discover what makes Illinois unique. Little fingers will experiment with painting, gluing, sticking and creating, while developing fine motor skills. Ages 5-7

  21. Naper Nights Community Concert Series

    August 21, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ 523 S. Webster St.

    Naper Nights Community Concert Series sets the stage for three summer weekends in June, July and August of nonstop music. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for this opportunity to enjoy music under the stars on the beautiful grounds of Naper Settlement throughout the summer.

  22. Naper Nights Community Concert Series

    August 22, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ 523 S. Webster St.

    Naper Nights Community Concert Series sets the stage for three summer weekends in June, July and August of nonstop music. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for this opportunity to enjoy music under the stars on the beautiful grounds of Naper Settlement throughout the summer.

  23. Settlement Sundays

    August 23, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ 523 S. Webster St.

    Each Sunday, admission to our museum includes free sundaes from Culver’s with do-it-yourself toppings, hands-on family activities and tours of historic buildings. Ice cream is served from 2-3:30 p.m. and limited to the first 250 guests.

  24. Wednesday Walking Club

    August 26, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ Enter at the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center at the corner of Webster St. and Aurora Ave.

    Get fit the old fashioned way! When it comes to outdoor activity, there is no better way than an active stroll around the beautiful 12-acre museum campus. Check in at the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center. After being greeted by a staff member, choose your route through the museum grounds, with an option to include the Riverwalk. After your walk, log your minutes (not miles) then enjoy a healthy treat and camaraderie with fellow walkers.

  25. Playscape Readers

    August 26, 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape

    Find a seat on the quilt for you and your child and enjoy an engaging story time featuring changing seasonal themes. Ages 2-5.

  26. Pioneer Picnics

    August 26, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape and surrounding picnic areas

    Each Wednesday, pack a picnic lunch and join other parents and children to play with pioneer toys and games at the Harvard Early Learning Playscape. Also stop by the 4 Seasons of Illinois Cart to participate in a family learning activity.

  27. Playscape Readers

    August 26, 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape

    Find a seat on the quilt for you and your child and enjoy an engaging story time featuring changing seasonal themes. Ages 5-7

  28. Settlement Sundays

    August 30, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ 523 S. Webster St.

    Each Sunday, admission to our museum includes free sundaes from Culver’s with do-it-yourself toppings, hands-on family activities and tours of historic buildings. Ice cream is served from 2-3:30 p.m. and limited to the first 250 guests.