Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America As ‘Hamilton: An American Musical’ hits the Chicago stage in September, Naper Settlement will celebrate Alexander Hamilton’s history! Through a traveling exhibit featuring reproductions from the Gilder Lehrman Collection and the Library of the New York Historical Society, learn how this visionary and founding father helped to shape the America we live in today. The show will also feature Revolutionary War era artifacts from the collection of Naperville residents Todd and Hillary Andrlik. The Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America exhibit will be at Naper Settlement from September 13 through October 12. Free with paid admission. For more information visit www.napernights.org or call (630) 420-6010.
Enjoy live musical entertainment ranging from traditional German oompah music to classic rock along with German beer and cuisine under a huge heated tent. Oktoberfest will take place on Sept. 30 from 5 to 10 p.m. and Oct. 1 from 12 to 10 p.m. at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. There will be family-friendly activities on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets in advance are $12 per adult and $8 for youth (ages 4 to 12). Admission day of the event is $15 per adult and $10 per youth. Admission is free for members and children under 4. Visit www.napersettlement.org/oktoberfest or call (630) 420-6010.
Stories and Stone: A First-Person Cemetery Walk History comes alive as you “meet” Naperville residents from the past in Naperville Cemetery, each with an interesting story to tell. The tour will take place on Oct. 8 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Groups of up to 15 guests will depart for Naperville Cemetery every 30 minutes for a walking experience of approximately one hour. For ages 13 and up as some historical material may be too graphic for younger audiences. Tickets are $15 per person and $13 for settlement-6 members and above. Reservations are recommended. Visit www.napersettlement.org or call (630) 420-6010.
Sheep Sunday Flock to Naper Settlement for a fun day of wooly activities, including sheepherding demonstrations, knitting and drop spindle demonstrations, make-it-take-it stations and more. Sheep Sunday will take place on Oct. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for seniors (ages 62+) and $8 for youth. Naperville residents and members are free. Visit www.napersettlement.org or call (630) 420-6010.
History Speaks: The Secret Life of Anne Bonny
Born in 1697, Anne Bonny became the most notorious female pirate of all time. Daughter of a well-to-do family, Anne refused to live the life assigned to her. Instead, she found her place among the real pirates of the Caribbean and carved out a legacy that lives to this day. History Speaks: The Secret Life of Anne Bonny will take place on Oct. 9 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Meeting House. This presentation will be given by Treva Rodemaker who will bring you into the exciting world of real pirate history. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Admission for non-members is $10 for adults and $9 for youth (ages 4-12) and students. Admission for members is $8 for adults and $7 for youth (ages 4-12) and students. Visit www.napersettlement.org or call (630) 420-6010
All Hallows Eve Experience two of the darkest nights of the year with haunting creatures, eerie entertainment and must-see horrors. This one-of-a-kind experience brings some of the scariest characters of the past, present and future to life. New this year, “H.H. Holmes” themed haunted house created by former Disney artist R.J. Ogren will reside in the historic Martin Mitchell Mansion! New illusions and magic tricks on the main stage along with breath-taking fire troupe performances by the Ohio Burn Unit and so much more! All Hallows Eve will take place Oct. 14 and 15 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Not recommended for children under 8 years old. Admission is $15 for guests and free for members and children under 4. For more information visit www.napernights.org or call (630) 420-6010.
Railroad Ramble Walking Tour Hear about the history and influence of rail service in Naperville, including the cultural impact of the railroad on the community. The Railroad Ramble Walking Tour is Oct. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. and will begin at the southwest corner of Burlington Square Park, 307 N. Ellsworth St. Naperville. Tour includes about 14 blocks of walking. All ages welcome. Admission is $15 per person and $13 for settlement-6 members and above. Reservations are required. Visit www.napersettlement.org or call (630) 420-6010.
About Naper Settlement
Naper Settlement is a nationally accredited, award-winning outdoor museum set on 12 magnificent acres in the heart of Naperville, where history comes to play and community comes to connect. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.org or call (630) 420-6010.