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  1. Mini Makers Day

    July 24, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    A fun for the whole family event, Mini Maker Day exposes children, teens and adults to the history of tradesmen (the original makers) and the art, science, technology and craftiness of the Maker Movement today. Guests can watch live demonstrations, participate in hands-on workshops and activities, converse with expert Makers in radically different fields and experiment with tech-enabled gadgets like 3D printers. Opportunities for guests of all ages to put their hands and minds to work designing, problem-solving and building.

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  2. Meet this Old House: Murray Building

    July 24, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Murray Building at Naper Settlement

    Your reserved place in these special building tours allows you to come under the ropes to walk in the footsteps once trod by Naperville’s early residents and engage with museum experts about the significance of each of the structures. In July, tour the Hobson Law Office within the Murray Building, led by the museum’s Curator of Research Bryan Ogg and guest tour guide Attorney Keith Letsche to learn about 19th century law practices. Letsche is a historian, an avid antiques collector and the former president of the DuPage County Historical Society, the Greater Chicago Chapter of the Victorian Society in America and the Garfield Heritage Society. Moderate walking and stair climbing involved. Ages 13+ only.

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  3. Naper Settlement is Closed on Mondays

    July 25, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Naper Settlement is closed to visitors on Mondays. The business offices and the lobby desk are open on Mondays to accept registrations for programs and ticket purchases for events. We hope you will visit soon! Summer Hours in April-October: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m.

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  4. Wednesday Walking Club

    July 27, 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. Earn reward tickets to Naper Settlement programs and events.

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  5. Playscape Readers

    July 27, 11:00 AM - 11:20 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.

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  6. Playscape Readers

    July 27, 1:00 PM - 1:20 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.

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  7. ArtJam

    July 30, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    ArranmoreArts brings a fun-filled, multi-arts experience that gives kids ages 7 to 12 a chance to explore their own sense of inspiration when they work alongside professional artists. Kids will express themselves through discoveries in music and dance and will collaborate to create a piece of visual art. All supplies included. Parents are welcome to attend with their child at no cost. The workshop is held outdoors. In case of inclement weather, ArtJam will take place indoors.

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