With September half way over, it's time to start planning for October. Naper Settlement has a busy month this October, with events for all. Take a look at the upcoming Naper Settlement events and programs:
Wednesday Walking Club
Enjoy the autumn weather and beautiful landscaping during Naper Settlement’s free walking club from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. every Wednesday in October. Choose your route through the museum grounds, with an option to include the Riverwalk. After your walk, log in your minutes/miles, enjoy a healthy treat and camaraderie with fellow walkers. Visit www.napersettlement.com or call (630) 420-6010.
The Town of Pullman Lecture
Ann Durkin Keating, professor of history at North Central College, will guide participants on a journey through the fascinating history of the Pullman District from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. Admission is $10; reservations are recommended. This lecture can be enjoyed as a single program or as an excellent companion program when paired with the Historic Pullman Bus Tour on Oct. 12. Visit www.napersettlement.com or call (630) 420-6010.
During Naper Settlement’s Oktoberfest, enjoy traditional German music, beer and cuisine from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 and from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 under the tent at 523 S. Webster St. Enjoy family-friendly activities from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Firefighters’ Appreciation Day will be held Oct. 5 and features Naperville firefighters competing against each other in a chili cook-off. Advance tickets are $10 adult (13+), $5 youth (4–12). At the gate, tickets are $15 adult (13+), $10 youth (4-12). Food and beverages are not included in the ticket price. Tickets can be purchased online atwww.napersettlement.com or call (630) 420-6010.
Heritage Hall of Honor
The Heritage Hall of Honor will recognize partners in the community who have made a significant impact and contribution to Naper Settlement and the Naperville Heritage Society. This year’s honorees are Century Walk, Minuteman Press, Naperville Development Partnership, Naperville Magazine, Naperville Woman’s Club and Positively Naperville. The presentation will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at Naper Settlement’s Century Memorial Chapel, 523 S. Webster St. and is open to the public at no charge. A private reception follows for award recipients. Visit www.napersettlement.com or call (630) 420-6010.
Historic Pullman Bus Tour
One weekend each year, Pullman residents open their homes to the public for the annual Historic Pullman House Tour. Naper Settlement is planning a special bus trip from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 to celebrate the 40th annual tour. The fee includes transportation by motor coach and a Pullman House Tour ticket. Lunch is on your own, with several onsite options. The bus will leave from Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Tickets are $60; reservations are required; limited seats available. The Town of Pullman Lecture and Historic Pullman Bus Tour combined ticket is $65, reservations required. Visitwww.napersettlement.com or call (630) 420-6010.
All Hallows Eve: Village of Fear
Experience two of the darkest nights of the year with haunting creatures, eerie entertainment and must-see horrors from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18-19. This one-of-a-kind experience brings some of the scariest characters of the past, present and future to life. Volunteers are always needed to help with this frightfully fun event. Tickets are $10 per person in advance and $15 per person at the door. Visit www.napersettlement.com or call (630) 420-6010.
Streaming History Walking Tour
A guided stroll of Naperville’s Riverwalk, the Streaming History Walking Tour will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 and begins at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. The tour starts at John Naper’s estate, Naperville’s co-founder, and ends at the Naperville Fire Department Memorial on Jefferson Avenue. Reservations are recommended. Tickets are $12/person; $10/Naperville Heritage Society Sustaining Member. Visitwww.napersettlement.com or call (630) 420-6010.
History Speaks Lecture Series: The Haunting of Two Salem Witches
A presentation of the History Speaks Lecture Series, The Haunting of Two Salem Witches will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at Naper Settlement’s Century Memorial Chapel, 523 S. Webster St. Hear the chilling stories of two women accused of witchcraft and hung in 1692 in Salem. For ages 10 and up. Advance tickets are $6 adults, $5 students, youth and Naperville Heritage Society Sustaining members. On the day of the presentation, tickets are $7 adults, $6 students, youth and Naperville Heritage Society Sustaining members. Visitwww.napersettlement.com or call (630) 420-6010.