Naper Settlement is at 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday April to Oct. 31. Admission is $12 adults, $10 seniors 62+ and $8 for youth 4-17. Children 3 and under are free. General admission is free to Naperville residents with ID. Call (630) 420-6010 or visit napersettlement.museum.
Wednesday Walking Club
Get fit the old fashioned way! When it comes to outdoor activity, there is no better way than an active stroll around Naper Settlement’s beautiful 12-acre museum campus from 8 to 9 a.m. every Wednesday, Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24, to Oct. 29.
Check in at the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center, then log your minutes (not miles). Earn reward tickets to Naper Settlement programs and events. Free.
Actors wanted for All Hallows Eve
Auditions will be held for various characters for Naper Settlement’s Halloween festival, All Hallows Eve, from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 3, 4 and 9 in the Meeting House, Webster Street and Porter Avenue. Volunteers must be 16 years old and up. Applicants will be asked to read two to three lines for various character roles. All Hallows Eve is from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 17-18.
Contact Amanda at (630) 420-6773 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flashback Friday: Meet A Curator
Join Naper Settlement’s curatorial staff to explore the museum’s archival collections from 1 to 2 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Collections Care and Storage Facility, 180 Fort Hill Drive. Enter at Door C. Hear about their work and see real artifacts from the museum’s collection of over 50,000 objects and learn about the stories behind these objects.
Admission is $10.
Weed Ladies Fall Sale
The Weed Ladies fall floral design sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 11-13 and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 in the historic Daniels House. The sale features creative seasonal floral arrangements with silk and dried florals and dried bouquets. Free admission. Custom arrangements also available. Call (630) 305-5289.
Learn the art of blacksmithing with an introduction to safety, tools and the forge in this two-session class that will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Sept. 13 and 20 at the Blacksmith Shop. Participants will learn hammer techniques while making an item to take home. For ages 18 to adult.
The fee is $150 for two sessions and includes materials. Registration is required.
Mill to Moser Walking Tour
During this guided walking tour, take a step through time from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 13. From the location of Naperville’s earliest settlement to the creation of Harold Moser’s first of many subdivisions, highlights include descriptions of architectural styles and the histories of former Naperville families. The tour includes about 18 blocks of walking. All ages welcome. The tour steps off from Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $12 per person; $10 for members. Call for reservations.
Thunder in the Distance
The History Speaks Lecture Series begins its 11th season with “Thunder in the Distance: A Midwesterner’s Perspective on the Civil War,” that will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 14 at Century Memorial Chapel. Lee Murdock’s program takes a look at the role of the Civil War from a Midwesterner’s perspective in the 1960s era. A few traditional songs, along with the new originals, will be used to tell the story. Reservations are recommended.
Day-of-event tickets are $7 adults, $6 youth 4-12, students and members. Advance tickets save $1.
Book signing with Karen Abbott
Naper Settlement is partnering with Anderson’s Bookshop to host a special offsite author program, Q & A, and book signing with author Karen Abbot about her new book, “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy,” at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at Century Memorial Chapel.
The author has uncovered the forgotten sacrifices made by four indomitable women who operated as spies during the Civil War. Their daring, clever ways changed the course of history for both the Union and Confederate sides. Priority numbers to join the book signing line are available with the purchase of the new book at Anderson’s, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.
Contact Anderson’s Bookshop at (630) 355-2665.
Harvest Pow Wow
Celebrate Native American culture with dancing and drumming during the Harvest Pow Wow, sponsored by Midwest SOARRING, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 20 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 21 at Naper Settlement.
Admission is adults $10, seniors 62+ and children 3-12, $7. Children under 3 are free. Pow Wow admission includes access to Naper Settlement during regular hours.
Call (708) 257-4300, e-mail email@example.com or visit midwestsoarring.org.
Playscape Pioneers Day Camp
Playscape Pioneers Day Camp is a new camp for children ages 4-7 featuring four sessions of hands-on learning and storytime that will be held at the Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape at Naper Settlement. The new camp will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24. The fee is $75 per camper.Tags: Naper Settlement