Summer season begins April 1

The summer season begins at 10 a.m. Friday, April 1 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. in Naperville. Programs and special events are held throughout the summer season of April through October on the 12-acre museum campus that features 30 historic buildings and structures. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $12 adults (13+), $10 seniors (62+) and $8 youth (4-12). Members and children under 4 are free. Naperville residents receive free general admission with proof of residency. Visit or call (630) 420-6010.

Register for Camp Naper Summer Day Camps

Ready for a summer of amped up adventures? Explore Naper Settlement’s 12 acres and beyond in Camp Naper summer day camps that capture a child’s imagination. Our unique, hands-on camps from June 13 through Aug. 5 provide immersive experiences where learning is fun. All camps include supplies and a snack, and are led by experienced, adult counselors. Visit for more information and register by calling (630) 420-6010.

Naperville Plays presents Team S.T.R.E.A.M

Naperville Plays presents Team S.T.R.E.A.M. in partnership with Naper Settlement, DuPage Children’s Museum and the Naperville Public Library from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr., Naperville. Triple the fun with exciting hands-on activities, storytimes, and on-site exhibits centered on science, technology, reading, engineering, art and math. Families can drop in anytime during the program hours at the 95th Street Library to discover the wonder of play and innovation. Free admission. Visit or call (630) 420-6010.

Wednesday Walking Club Get fit the old fashioned way during Naper Settlement’s Wednesday Walking Club that will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesdays, April 6 through Oct. 26. When it comes to outdoor activity, there is no better way than an active stroll around the beautiful 12-acre museum campus. Check in at the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center, located at the southwest corner of Aurora Avenue and Webster Street in Naperville, then log your minutes (not miles). No registration is required for this free drop-in program for all ages. Earn reward tickets to Naper Settlement programs and events. Sponsored by Athleta.

History Speaks Lecture Series: Zelda Fitzgerald – This Side of Paradise – Her Story

Lynn Rymarz will discuss the tempestuous love story of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald during “Zelda Fitzgerald: This Side of Paradise – Her Story” from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 10 at Naper Settlement’s Century Memorial Chapel, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. F. Scott Fitzgerald was the famous author of novels such as “The Great Gatsby” and “This Side of Paradise.” His wife, Zelda, was a beautiful socialite with her own artistic talents. She was an accomplished writer and painter, storyteller and actress and was considered the first “flapper.” Day of event tickets are $7 adults, $6 youth (4–12), students and Settlement-6 members and above. Advance tickets save $1 each. Call (630) 420-6010 or visit

Naper Settlement Takes Flight Fundraiser

Soar into the 1940s when “Naper Settlement Takes Flight” from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 23. Guests will depart from the Meeting House and travel our 12-acre site to five destinations featuring flights of food and adult beverages. First-class entertainment will include big band music, signature cocktails and a live auction. Guests are encouraged to dress comfortably, but also for the era. Proceeds benefit the Naperville Heritage Society. Tickets are $175 per person. To reserve your seats for this one-of-a-kind, rain or shine, adventure, call 630.420.6016 or e-mail

About Naper Settlement and the Naperville Heritage Society

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. The Naperville Heritage Society is the administrator of Naper Settlement. With a commitment to the community and a focus to the future, the mission of the Naperville Heritage Society is to collect, document, preserve and support the history of Naperville, Illinois, past and present. For more information, visit or call (630) 420-6010.