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Awards
2015
Award   Project Organization 
Conservation at Work Award Environmentally sustainable practices in landscape design The Conservation Foundation


2014
Award   Project Organization 
Outstanding Facility & Parks Award Harvard Playscape Illinois Park & Recreation Association
Certificate of Excellence Based on a rating of 4.5 by 
guests on TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor
Reader's Choice Award      Favorite Naperville Area Museum  Glancer Magazine 


2012
Award   Project Organization 
Conservation and Native Landscaping Award Stormwater Management Improvements in Partnership with the City of Naperville Chicago Wilderness Conservation
2012 Conservation and Native Landscaping Award
Naper Settlement Stormwater Management Improvements
US Environmental Protection Agency and Chicago Wilderness
Reader's Choice Award         Favorite Naperville Area Museum Glancer Magazine
Excellence           
Conservation of Land and Water Resource
Kane-DuPage Soil & Water Conservation District
Sustainable Development Award Improving their site while keeping our water clean and healthy  The Conservation Foundation 
Among the Top Three Historic Venues located in the Chicagoland Area  Chicagoland Historic Venues  Illinois Meetings & Events Magazine 
Superior Achievement Award  On The Road: 2011 Summer Guidebook      Illinois State Historical Society 
Superior Achievement Award  On the Road 2011 Walking Tour  Illinois State Historical Society 
Certificate of Excellence Award  North Central College: 150 Years - A Promising Start Exhibit  Illinois State Historical Society 
Certificate of Excellent Achievement Award         Joseph Naper Homestead Interpretive Site Illinois Association of Museums 
Certificate of Superior Achievement Award  Permeable Paver Roadways & Stormwater Management Improvements Illinois Association of Museums 


2011
Award   Project Organization 
Making Great Communities Happen 
2011 Best Practice Award           
Naperville Historic Preservation Initiative American Planning Association Illinois Chapter
Superior Achievement         Naperville Public Safety Preservation Project - Phase I Illinois Association of Museums
Superior Achievement  "On The Road" 2011 Summer Guidebook Illinois Association of Museums
Silver Trumpet Summer at the Settlement Marketing Campaign  Publicity Club of Chicago 
Awards of Distinction  "Naper Settlement: Bringing History Forward" Museum Video Spot and Web Video Videographer Awards 
Reader's Choice Award      Favorite Naperville Area Museum  Glancer Magazine 


2010
Award   Project Organization 
Gold Award Garden Guide 2010 MarCom Awards 
Honorable Mention Wedding & Rental Guide  2010 MarCom Awards 
Superior Achievement Collections Care and Storage Improvements Project  Illinois Association of Museums 
Superior Achievement Naperville Heritage Society 40th Anniversary Celebration  Illinois Association of Museums  
Award of Merit Collections Care and Storage Improvements Project  American Association for State and Local History 
2010 Reader's Choice Award "Favorite Museum"  Glancer Magazine 
Recipient of the home Educators Resource Directory Seal of Approval  


2009
Award   Project Organization 
Golden Trumpet Award Treasures Magazine 40th Anniversary Commemorative Issue  Publicity Club of Chicago 
Honorable Mention Treasures Magazine 40th Anniversary Commemorative Issue  2009 MarCom Awards 
Gold Award 2009 Publicity Poster Series  2009 MarCom Awards 
Proclamation Naperville Community Heritage Month - May 2009  Office of the Mayor, City of Naperville, Illinois 
Proclamation Naperville Heritage Society's 40th Anniversary  Office of the Mayor, City of Naperville, Illinois 


2008
Award   Project Organization 
Silver Award Partnering for the Future - 2007 Annual Report  The International Davey Awards 
Platinum Award Tidbits of the Past - A Fun Collection of Historic Brainteasers Booklet  MarCom Awards 
Honorable Mention Treasures Magazine  MarCom Awards 
Second Place 2009 BEST of the Western Suburbs - Best Museum  Suburban Focus Magazine 
Award of Excellence Partnering for the Future - 2007 Annual Report  Illinois Association of Museums 
Award of Merit Tidbits of the Past - A Fun Collection of Historic Brainteasers Booklet   Illinois Association of Museums 
2008 ACRA Quality Product Award, Large Project Naper Settlement & Naperville Heritage Society Investigations of Captain Joseph Naper's homestead Site (11DU505), Illinois  American Cultural Resources Association 
Platinum Winner 2008  Naper Settlement & Naperville Heritage Society Marketing Communications Department Publications/Annual Report "Partnering For The Future"  Hermes Creative Awards 
Gold Winner 2008  Naper Settlement Marketing Communications Department Design/Visitor's Guide "Welcome to Naper Settlement"  Hermes Creative Awards 
Certificate of Merit  Vulcan's Art: Today's Blacksmith - A Temporary Exhibition  Illinois State Historical Society 
Certificate of Superior Achievement  Partners in Preserving community History  Illinois State Historical Society  
Certificate of Superior Achievement  Weed Ladies Promotional Campaign  Illinois State Historical Society 
 Certificate of Excellence 2007 Treasures Magazine  Illinois State Historical Society 


2007
Award   Project Organization 
Certificate of Excellence  Illinois Shapes Art: Naperville Through the Youthful Eye Exhibit  Illinois State Historical Society 
Award of Superior Achievement  Heritage Hall of Honor Invitation and Program  Illinois State Historical Society 
Award of Superior Achievement  Planning for the Future - 2005 Annual Report  Illinois State Historical Society
Award of Superior Achievement  Treasures Magazine - 2006 Issues  Illinois State Historical Society
Award of Superior Achievement 2007 Calendar of Events  Illinois State Historical Society 
American Inhouse Design Award  Naper Settlement Development Department: Treasures Magazine 2006 Editions  Graphic Design USA 


2006
Award   Project Organization 
Certificate of Excellence  Naper Settlement's new magazine: Treasures  Publicity Club of Chicago
Silver Winner Planning for the Future, NonTraditional Annual Report MerComm, Inc., International Academy of Communications Arts and Sciences
Platinum Ads/Advertising Campaign Category: "Advertising Campaign" MarCom Creative Awards
Gold Annual Report/Non-Profit: "Non-Profit Annual Report" MarCom Creative Awards
Honorable Mention Marketing/Promotion/Campaign/Other: "Recognition Campaign" MarCom Creative Awards


2005
Award   Project Organization 
Award of Superior Achievement  The Naper Settlement Web Site Development Illinois State Historical Society 
Certificate of Excellence  Naper Settlement's Exhibit,"People and Places: Matie Egermann's World Doll Collection" Illinois State Historical Society
Award of Excellence  The Naper Settlement Web Site Improvement Project  Illinois Association of Museums 
Award of Merit  Naper Settlement's Exhibit, "People and Places: Matie Egermann's World Doll Collection"  Illinois Association of Museums
Gold Winner Naper Settlement's "Promotional Marketing Campaign" MarCom Creative Awards 
Honorable Mention  Naper Settlement/Naperville Heritage Society "Meeting New Challenges" Annual Report MarCom Creative Awards
Award of Superior Achievement The Lure of Fishing Exhibit Illinois State Historical Society
Preservation Award Martin Mitchell Mansion and Carriage House Restoration The Victorian Society in America 


2004
Award   Project Organization 
Superior Achievement Award Martin Mitchell Mansion and Carriage House Restoration Illinois Association of Museums
25 Years of Membership         Naper Settlement Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce
Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award Martin Mitchell Mansion and Carriage House Restoration Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois
Award of Merit Martin Mitchell Mansion and Carriage House Restoration American Association for State and Local History
Award of Merit History Connection American Association for State and Local History
2003
Award   Project Organization 
Notable Not for Profit Annual Award for Business Excellence (AABE)  Naper Settlement The Business Ledger
Not for Profit of the Year  Naper Settlement  Naperville Chamber of Commerce 
Large Institution of the Year Naper Settlement Illinois Association of Museums
Superior Achievement History Connection Illinois State Historical Society
Superior Achievement Trading in Time: Bartering and Buying in the 1880s Computer Interactive Illinois State Historical Society


2002
Award   Project Organization 
Accreditation Naper Settlement American Association of Museums
Certificate of Commendation "Brushstrokes of the Past...Naperville's Story" exhibit American Association for State and Local History
Superior Achievement "Brushstrokes of the Past...Naperville's Story" exhibit  Illinois State Historical Society
Superior Achievement "Brushstrokes of the Past...Naperville's Story" exhibit Illinois Association of Museums
Superior Achievement "History Connection" hands on interactive exhibit Illinois Association of Museums
Superior Achievement Naperville Walking Tours Illinois State Historical Society


2001
Award   Project Organization 
Superior Achievement  Audio Tour Illinois Association of Museums


2000
Award   Project Organization 
Award of Excellence Naper Settlement: A Living History of Northern Illinois Illinois Association of Museums


1999
Award   Project Organization 
Award of Excellence Site-Wide Signage Program Illinois Association of Museums
Award of Merit  Naper Settlement - A 19th Century Village Video Illinois Association of Museums
Library of Congress Local Legacies Naper Settlement - A 19th Century Village Judy Biggert, Member, U.S. House of Representatives
Award of Merit "Naper Settlement" A 19th Century Village) Visitors Guide Publication Illinois Association of Museums
Superior Achievement Fourth Grade Living History Program Illinois State Historical Society


1998
Award   Project Organization 
Superior Achievement Pre-Emption House Visitor Orientation Center Illinois Association of Museums
Governor's Hometown Award
2nd Place
Pre-Emption House Visitor Center State of Illinois


1997 
Award   Project Organization 
Governor's Award "Explore Past Lives" Magazine Ad Illinois Governor's Council on Tourism
Ramp Arts Award Naper Settlement Mayor's Advisory Commission of Persons with Disabilities


1996 
Award   Project Organization 
Superior Achievement Century Memorial Chapel Stained Glass Window Restoration Illinois State Historical Society
Governor's Hometown Award
3rd Place
Junior Interpreter Program Revised State of Illinois


1995
Award   Project Organization 
Superior Achievement Civil War Days School Project Illinois Association of Museums


1992 
Award   Project Organization 
Honorable Mention Naper Settlement Internship Program Congress of Illinois Historical Societies and Museums


1991
Award   Project Organization 
Superior Achievement "The Underground Railroad in Northern Illinois" Junior High Program Congress of Illinois Historical Societies and Museums


1990
Award   Project Organization 
Award of Merit Capital Campaign Collateral Materials American Association of Museums
Superior Achievement Naper Settlement Campaign Literature Congress of Illinois Historical Societies and Museums
Honorable Mention  "Needles & Threads, Bricks & Mortar: A Patchwork of our Town" Exhibit Congress of Illinois Historical Societies and Museums


1989
Award   Project Organization 
Superior Achievement "Museum Spotlight" Collaboration Congress of Illinois Historical Societies and Museums
Certificate of Excellence The Stonecarvers' Training Program Congress of Illinois Historical
Societies and Museums
Superior Achievement  The Junior Interpreter's Program Congress of Illinois Historical Societies and Museums


1988
Award   Project Organization 
Honorable Mention "Plough Shares" Newsletter Congress of Illinois Historical Societies and Museums
Superior Achievement Naper Settlement Brochure and Calendar of Events Congress of Illinois Historical Societies and Museums
Superior Achievement Map Making and Town Development" 3rd Grade Program Congress of Illinois Historical Societies and Museums
Certificate of Excellence "Illinois Ho!" Kindergarten Program Congress of Illinois Historical Societies and Museums
Superior Achievement Note Cards and Postcards Reproduced from Lester Schrader Historical Paintings Congress of Illinois Historical Societies and Museums


1986
Award   Project Organization 
Honorable Mention Litter Control at Naper Settlement Congress of Illinois Historical Societies and Museums
Certificate of Excellence "Families Remembering: Stories,Traditions and Treasurers" Exhibit Congress of Illinois Historical Societies and Museums


1985
Award   Project Organization 
Superior Achievement Guide Manual for Naper Settlement Congress of Illinois Historical Societies and Museums


1984
Award   Project Organization 
Governor's Home Town Awards Certificate of Recognition Naper Settlement:  In recognition of outstanding community achievement to make Illinois an ideal state in which to live, work and conduct business. State of Illinois


1982
Award   Project Organization 
Orchid Award Historic Awareness/Historic Preservation American Institute of Architects, Northeast Illinois Chapter
Honorable Mention "Footsteps Through Old Naperville" Walking Tours Congress of Illinois Historical Societies and Museums
Honorable Mention     "Victorian Fancywork" Exhibit Congress of Illinois Historical Societies and Museums


1981
Award   Project Organization 
Honorable Mention "Pre-Emption House" Exhibit Congress of Illinois Historical Societies and Museums
Honorable Mention Naper Settlement's Publicity Program Congress of Illinois Historical Societies and Museums


1956
Award   Project Organization 
Award of Honor Caroline Martin Mitchell Museum     DuPage County Historical Society 



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