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  1. Last Fling Family Fun Land

    September 1, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ 523 S. Webster St.

    The Naperville Jaycees Family Fun Land area, which is part of the Last Fling, provides a family-friendly atmosphere with bouncy rides, pony rides, an entertainment stage, arts and crafts area, food and beverages, family-focused business expo booths and much more.

  2. Wednesday Walking Club

    September 3, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ 523 S. Webster St.

    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, then log your minutes (not miles). Registration is required for this free drop-in program. Earn reward tickets to Naper Settlement programs and events.

  3. Flashback Fridays - Meet a Curator

    September 5, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Enter at Door C - far northwest corner of the building

    Join the museum’s curatorial staff the first Friday of each month (with the exception of July) to explore a different part of the museum’s collection. Hear about their work and see real artifacts from the museum’s collection of over 50,000 objects and learn about the stories behind these objects. Topics will range from furniture to textiles, archaeological objects to recreational artifacts and more! For ages teen to adult.

  4. Dinner on the Town

    September 6, 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College

    Spin your way to a dining extravaganza at this Naperville Heritage Society gala evening. After a live auction and cocktail hour, spin the “Wheel of Dining” to find out your unique dining experience for the evening. Travel to your destination in style, so no need to worry about driving, just having fun! Return to Wentz Hall for coffee and sweets. Guest of Honor: Dick Locher, Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist and Dick Tracy comic strip illustrator

  5. Wednesday Walking Club

    September 10, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ 523 S. Webster St.

    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, then log your minutes (not miles). Registration is required for this free drop-in program. Earn reward tickets to Naper Settlement programs and events.

  6. Weed Ladies Fall Floral Sale

    September 11, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ In the Daniels House at Naper Settlement

    The Weed Ladies fall sale features creative seasonal floral arrangements with silk and dried florals and dried bouquets.

  7. Weed Ladies Fall Floral Sale

    September 12, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ In the Daniels House at Naper Settlement

    The Weed Ladies fall sale features creative seasonal floral arrangements with silk and dried florals and dried bouquets.

  8. Blacksmithing 101

    September 13, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Naper Settlement Blacksmith Shop

    Learn the art of blacksmithing with an introduction to safety, tools and the forge in this two-session class. (Sept 13 & 20) Participants will learn hammer techniques while making an item to take home. For ages 18 to adult.

  9. Weed Ladies Fall Floral Sale

    September 13, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ In the Daniels House at Naper Settlement

    The Weed Ladies fall sale features creative seasonal floral arrangements with silk and dried florals and dried bouquets.

  10. Mill to Moser Walking Tour

    September 13, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Tour steps off from Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave., Naperville

    During this guided walking tour, take a step through time from the location of Naperville’s earliest settlement to the creation of Harold Moser’s first of many subdivisions. Highlights include descriptions of architectural styles and the histories of former Naperville families. Tour includes about 18 blocks of walking. All ages welcome.

  11. Weed Ladies Fall Floral Sale

    September 14, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ In the Daniels House at Naper Settlement

    The Weed Ladies fall sale features creative seasonal floral arrangements with silk and dried florals and dried bouquets.

  12. History Speaks: Thunder in the Distance - A Midwesterner's Perspective on the Civil War

    September 14, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Century Memorial Chapel

    Much has been written about the southern battlefields during the War Between the States, but Lee Murdock’s program takes a look at the role of the Civil War from a Midwesterner’s perspective in the 1860s era. A few traditional songs, along with the new originals, will be used to tell the story. Reservations recommended.

  13. Wednesday Walking Club

    September 17, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ 523 S. Webster St.

    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, then log your minutes (not miles). Registration is required for this free drop-in program. Earn reward tickets to Naper Settlement programs and events.

  14. "Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy" by Author Karen Abbott

    September 17, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Century Memorial Chapel

    Naper Settlement is partnering with Anderson’s Bookstore to welcome author Karen Abbott, whose new book is “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy.” The author has uncovered the forgotten sacrifices made by four indomitable women who operated as spies during the Civil War. Their daring, clever ways changed the course of history for both the Union and Confederate sides. Join us for this special author’s program, Q & A, and book signing. Priority numbers to join the book signing line are available with the purchase of the new book at Anderson’s. Books will also be available at the presentation.

  15. Blacksmithing 101

    September 20, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Naper Settlement Blacksmith Shop

    Learn the art of blacksmithing with an introduction to safety, tools and the forge in this two-session class. (Sept 13 & 20) Participants will learn hammer techniques while making an item to take home. For ages 18 to adult.

  16. Harvest Pow Wow

    September 20, 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Naper Settlement
    523 S. Webster St.
    Naperville, IL 60540

    Celebrate Native American heritage with dancing, cultural demonstrations, children's games and crafts, special presentations and more. Presented by Midwest SOARRING Foundation. For more information, call 773.585.1744 or e-mail msfpowwow@aol.com.

  17. Harvest Pow Wow

    September 21, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Naper Settlement
    523 S. Webster St.
    Naperville, IL 60540

    Celebrate Native American heritage with dancing, cultural demonstrations, children's games and crafts, special presentations and more. Presented by Midwest SOARRING Foundation. For more information, call 773.585.1744 or e-mail msfpowwow@aol.com.

  18. Wednesday Walking Club

    September 24, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ 523 S. Webster St.

    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, then log your minutes (not miles). Registration is required for this free drop-in program. Earn reward tickets to Naper Settlement programs and events.