The Naperville Heritage Society invites the media to join guests and Masters of Ceremony, Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong from WGN Radio’s “The Morning Show with Orion and Max”, to the Barn Raising Benefit on Saturday, November 5 at 6pm. This special evening is in support of Naper Settlement’s Agricultural Interpretative Center, which aims to preserve our region’s rich agricultural history and focus on farming innovation that will demonstrate the roles of analytical thinking and other intellectual processes that will work under the banner of STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — education. Guests will receive a preview of the center’s exhibitions, artifacts and programming that will showcase stories of real-life farming families of the past and teach the business and science of modern-day farming to Naper Settlement’s 140,400 annual visitors. Guests will enjoy a beautiful, locally sourced farm-to-table dinner by green restaurant and caterer Big Delicious Planet.

If you plan to cover the event, please contact Emma Vodick at 630.305.5250 or

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday, November 5

WHERE: 523 South Webster St., Naperville, IL 60540

ABOUT NAPER SETTLEMENT: Naper Settlement is a family-friendly outdoor history museum featuring 12 acres of learning and interactive opportunities for all ages. Located in downtown Naperville, Naper Settlement is just steps away from dining, shopping and the Riverwalk. Visitors are immersed in history as they learn about the past and how it relates to the present. Highlights include special events, programs and activities year-round. Each year, over 140,400 visitors, including 35,000 northern Illinois schoolchildren, experience hands-on history at Naper Settlement. For more information, visit