Exhibits

Visitors at Building Naperville Exhibit

Building Naperville: Tallgrass Prairie to Today

 Included in museum admission  | Lower-level of the Pre-Emption House Visitors Center

Building Naperville: Tallgrass Prairie to Today takes a fresh look at Naperville’s storied past with an update on the lower level permanent exhibit space. Building Naperville touches on various themes including people and places and engages the visitor with stories, artifacts, and questions which have the power to educate and inspire. Sections of the exhibit that were updated include adding Prairie Band Potawatomi voices, a spotlight on the Naperville Lyceum, a new focus on transportation changes, and the City’s story of suburbanization.

Pride, Honor, Tradition exhibit

Pride, Honor, Tradition

January 25-April 5, 2024 | Included in museum admission  | Pre-Emption House Visitors Center Upper Galleries

Naper Settlement in collaboration with the Naperville Art League are pleased to present an exhibit featuring over 35 works of art by league members, titled Pride, Honor, Tradition. The exhibit features 20 local artists’ paintings, drawings, photographs, and more based on the themes of heroism, sacrifice, family, and more. The artwork in the first museum gallery is inspired by Naperville and the Naperville Fire Department’s 150th anniversary, while the second gallery contains artwork based on a variety of topics.

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