Barn Raising: A Farm-to-Table Experience to Benefit the Agricultural Interpretive Center at Naper Settlement Join the Naperville Heritage Society and Masters of Ceremony Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong for a one-of-a-kind evening to explore the history and impact of farming with a preview of the Agricultural Interpretive Center at the Barn Raising Benefit on Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. located in a large heated tent at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Guests will savor an amazing locally sourced farm-to-table dinner by Big Delicious Planet. Jeans and jacket attire recommended. Net proceeds will benefit the Agricultural Interpretive Center. RSVP by October 26. Tickets are $250 per person, reserve by calling 630.420.6010, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.org/brb.
History Speaks: Mudslinging, Muckraking and Apple Pie: Presidential Campaigns, the Great American Pastime
Learn about the down and dirty presidential campaigns of early America in this entertaining program, presented by actor and historian Terry Lynch of HFK Presents. This History Speaks presentation will take place Sunday, Nov. 6 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Hear stories of the mudslinging and muckraking of the Jefferson vs Adams campaign of 1800, the Jackson vs Adams of 1828, the Lincoln vs Douglas election of 1860, and Grant vs ANYONE! Also covered is the 1912 election of Teddy Roosevelt when he decided to start his own political party. Tickets for non-members are $10 for adults and $9 for youth (ages 4 to 12) and students. Members are $8 for adults and $7 for youth. Visit www.napersettlement.org or call (630) 420-6010.
Artifacts Uncovered Go behind the scenes for a glimpse of the state-of-the-art storage areas where we will show you highlights of our permanent Museum Collection at Artifacts Uncovered on Sunday, Nov. 6 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The climate-controlled 23,000-square-foot space is filled with materials that document the rich history of Naperville from its settlement in 1831 up until the present day. No food, beverages, bags or photography allowed. Registration is required and limited to 30 persons. For ages 13 and up only. Tickets are $12 per person and $10 for settlement-6 members and above. Visit www.napersettlement.org or call (630) 420-6010.
Merry & Bright: Glass Ornaments from Around the Globe Exhibit Enjoy the beautiful sparkle of European and American-made glass Christmas ornaments while learning about the handcrafted production and fascinating history of these holiday classics. Merry & Bright: Glass Ornaments from Around the Globe Exhibit will take place from Nov. 8 to Dec. 24 and will be open during Christkindlmarket hours. Underwritten by Ronald & Claudia Stenger. Admission is free. Visit www.napersettlement.org or call (630) 420-6010.
Weed Ladies Winter Show & Weed Ladies Holiday Floral Sales The Weed Ladies Winter Show will feature holiday-themed floral arrangements and accessories. This sale will take place Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 10 to Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. The Weed Ladies Holiday Floral Sales will take place Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 25 to Dec. 17 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the sale is free. For more information visit www.napersettlement.org/weedladies or call (630) 305-5289.
Christkindlmarket The Christkindlmarket Naperville brings a cherished German and European tradition with international flair and local charm to Naperville. Experience an outdoor German holiday season market with all of the sights, sounds and magic as well as delicious smells and treats, wonderful handmade ornaments and gifts. Christkindlmarket Naperville will be open Thursday through Sunday, from Nov. 25 to Dec. 18. The market will be open on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The week of Christmas, Christkindlmarket will be open Monday through Friday, Dec. 19 to Dec. 23 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Learn more at www.christkindlmarket.com/naperville.
Naper Lights Stroll the museum grounds and experience a magical holiday lights celebration! Presented by The Sunrise Rotary Club of Naperville. Naper Lights will be open Thursdays through Sundays, Nov. 25 to Dec. 24. Guests will be able to enjoy the lights Thursday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free. Visit www.naperlights.com.
Martin Mitchell Mansion Holiday Tours Tour the Martin Mitchell Mansion this holiday season to see it beautifully decorated in the Edwardian style of the 1910s. Listed on the National Register of Historic places, the Mansion is Naper Settlement’s premier showcase and will be adorned in holiday splendor with help from the Naperville Garden Club. A guided tour will be given of the first story of this historic treasure. The Martin Mitchell Mansion Holiday Tours will take place Friday through Sunday beginning Nov. 26 to Dec. 18. Friday and Saturdays the tours will be open from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The week of Christmas, the Mansion will be open from Dec. 19 through Dec. 21 from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Visit www.napersettlement.org or call (630) 420-6010.
Santa @ the Settlement Get in the spirit this holiday season by visiting Santa and Mrs. Claus at Santa @ the Settlement Saturdays, Nov. 26, Dec. 3 and Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Visitors will be able to enjoy the sugar and spice of decorating cookies in Mrs. Claus’ Bakery, preparing a magical treat to summon Santa’s reindeer in the Reindeer Food Factory, and crafting two ornaments in Santa’s Workshop. Be sure not to leave without leaving a letter for Santa, and gathering around Mrs. Claus for story time. A limited supply of “magical” reindeer shoes will be available for purchase, and bring your cameras for photos with Santa! Admission is $15 per person and $13 per member. Children under 1 year old are free. Registration is required. Tickets for members are available now. Tickets for the general public open Oct. 17. 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.