March 14, 2013 11:22AM
Naper Settlement is at 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Winter hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday. Winter admission is $5.25 adults, $4.75 seniors 62+ and $4 for youth 4-17. General admission is free to Naperville residents with ID. Call (630) 420-6010 or visit napersettlement.museum.
Camp Naper sign up
Camp Naper has fun and educational summer day camps that explore history, math and science on our unique 12-acre museum campus. One-day, two-day, three-day and weeklong camps, run by professional staff, are a great value!
For grades 1-8.
Join fellow walkers for this free, healthy lifestyle program held from 8 to 9 a.m. on Wednesdays starting in April to Oct. 30 at Naper Settlement. Choose your route through the beautiful museum grounds, with a longer circuit option along the Riverwalk.
Log your minutes/miles, enjoy a healthy treat and camaraderie with club members.
Naper Settlement’s summer season begins at 10 a.m. April 2. During the summer season at Naper Settlement, history comes to play. Naperville residents receive free general admission. Members receive free general admission and free admission to Civil War Days, the Naper Nights Community Concert Series, Oktoberfest and All Hallows Eve: Village of Fear.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $12 adults (13+), $10 seniors (62+) and $8 youth (4-12).
Spring Floral Sale
The Weed Ladies Spring Floral Sale features seasonal arrangements with silk and dried florals. The annual sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 4-6 and from 1 to 4 p.m. April 7 in the historic Daniels House. Admission is free.
Custom arrangements are available by request. For more information, call (630) 305-5289.
Civil War Diarist
The History Speaks Lecture Series features a presentation of Civil War Diarist Mary Chesnut from 4 to 5 p.m. April 14 at Naper Settlement’s Century Memorial Chapel. Actress, historian and educator Leslie Goddard will portray Mary Chesnut, who will read from her journal, sharing stories of the events unfolding around her during the Civil War.
Advance tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for students, youth and members. Tickets on the day of the presentation are $7 for adults, $6 for sustaining members, students and youth.
Learn the art of blacksmithing with an introduction to safety, tools and the forge during this two-session workshop from 8 to 11 a.m. April 20 and 27 at the Naper Settlement Blacksmith Shop. Participants will learn how to use the forge and hammer techniques while making an iron hook.
The fee is $150 and includes materials; registration is required. Call (630) 420-6010. Class is limited to six participants.
Naper Wine & Dine
At the ninth annual Naper Wine & Dine fundraiser for the Naperville Heritage Society, sponsored by Sullivan’s Steakhouse, experience an unrivalled culinary experience with the best of fine wines and elegant dining from 5:30 to 10 p.m. April 22 at the restaurant, located at 244 S. Main St., Naperville.
Sullivan’s Executive Chef Terrell Cole will prepare a spectacular five-course dinner paired with hand-selected wines from Wente Vineyards. The evening’s entertainment includes a live auction featuring unique bottles of wine and other specialty items. The annual fundraiser supports education and preservation programs at Naper Settlement.
Tickets are $175 per person with wine and $125 per person dinner only, no wine. RSVP by April 15 to email@example.com or call (630) 420-6016.