Community Roots: Agriculture in Naperville
April 21–October 22, Included with daily admission
Farming built Naperville. Explore the community’s rich agricultural history, and learn how changes in technology transformed life on Naperville’s farms through the 20th century.
Home for the Holidays: Christmas in the Fabulous 1950s
November 7-December 24
Enjoy mid-century modern traditions and fun fads in this holiday-themed exhibit about Christmas in post-World War II suburbia. During this time, the U.S. government started tracking Santa Claus' sleigh via radar, and Napervillians enthusiastically decorated their homes and yards with plastic aluminum characters, such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield Sanders
January 15-March 19, 2018
Explore a traveling exhibition from Newseum/AARP featuring 19 large-format portraits of some of the most fascinating members of the influential baby boomer generation, taken by award-winning American photographer Timothy Greenfield Sanders. Gain insight into the generation born from 1946 to 1964 through interviews and portraits that focus on exceptional achievements, struggles and identities, telling the story of extraordinary Americans and the history they lived through - and often created.