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Exhibits
Galleries
To encourage exploration of history at all age and interest levels, Naper Settlement has several types of exhibition galleries available for visitors as part of their tour experience. Both galleries are included with general admission.

"Brushstrokes of the Past: Naperville's Story"
The "Brushstrokes of the Past" exhibit is a 3,500-square-foot permanent exhibition gallery. A combination of artwork, artifacts, historic photographs and interactives are creatively interwoven to share Naperville's development from a frontier settlement to an established 20th century city. This exhibition is open year-round to visitors in the Pre-Emption House Visitor's Center.

Naper Gallery
Naper Gallery is on the west end of the Pre-Emption House, it hosts temporary and traveling exhibits. 


...And It Makes a Great Christmas Gift
The History of Popeil and Ronco

November 23 - December 24

Discover the unique Chicago story of the inventions and products created by the Popeil and Ronco companies which were heavily marketed as great Christmas gifts in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Chicago Cultural Historian, Tim Sameulson, author of the book, "But Wait, There's More," presents this wonderful world of kitschy products, some of them "you didn't know you needed" - Produced by the Elmhurst History Museum, this fun-filled interactive exhibit features products from several decades including The Pocket Fisherman, The Chop-O-Matic, Veg-O-Matic, Mr. Microphone and so much more.


Heritage Gallery
The Heritage Gallery is in the center of the Pre-Emption House Visitor's Center, it hosts temporary and traveling exhibits.

...And It Makes a Great Christmas Gift
The History of Popeil and Ronco

November 23 - December 24

Discover the unique Chicago story of the inventions and products created by the Popeil and Ronco companies which were heavily marketed as great Christmas gifts in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Chicago Cultural Historian, Tim Sameulson, author of the book, "But Wait, There's More," presents this wonderful world of kitschy products, some of them "you didn't know you needed" - Produced by the Elmhurst History Museum, this fun-filled interactive exhibit features products from several decades including The Pocket Fisherman, The Chop-O-Matic, Veg-O-Matic, Mr. Microphone and so much more.





History Connection
children playing with Lincoln Logs in History ConnectionOur kid-friendly exhibit, "History Connection", is located in the Naper Haight House at Naper Settlement. Geared toward children ages 3-10 but fun for kids of all ages, "History Connection" is a great place to explore the past and play with history through a number of engaging, hands-on activities. Due to special events, there are times throughout the year that "History Connection" is not available. History Connection is closed during Winter Season. Call Mon-Fri from 8 AM-4:30 PM - 630.420.6010.

Virtual Tour
View a virtual tour of Naper Settlement to see its various galleries and exhibits.


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