Naper Settlement will be getting in the holiday spirit with events and programs during November and December 2023.
Your Friendly Neighborhood Historian: The Many Stories of Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 16 • 6-7 PM
$10/person | Register
Start the holiday season with Naper Settlement’s curatorial team as they explore the history of Thanksgiving from a regional harvest festival, to a national day of celebration during the Civil War, and a shopping holiday in the Great Depression. Indigenous perspectives of the historical event as well as the national holiday will also be discussed.
Weed Ladies Winter Sale
November 30-December 1 & December 7-8 • 10 AM-3:30 PM
Free to attend the sale | Learn More
The Weed Ladies Winter Sale features creative seasonal floral arrangements for sale. Each one-of a-kind silk or dried floral creation has been designed by the Weed Ladies of the Naperville Heritage Society volunteer group. Proceeds benefit the Naperville Heritage Society. Admission to the Winter Sale is free. Please enter the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center and inform the Guest Services Team that you are attending the Winter Sale.
“Santas Around the World” Exhibit
Exhibit on view from December 6, 2023 to January 5, 2024
Included in general admission
Naper Settlement’s holiday exhibit, “Santas Around the World,” will feature many of the fascinating characters who populate the lore surrounding the celebrations that come at the darkest time of the year. The exhibit will explore the origins of some of our favorite traditions, including sending cards and decorating trees, as well as the foods that feature in these celebrations. This exhibit is sponsored by Ron & Claudia Stenger.
The museum is open Tuesday-Friday from 10 AM-4 PM with general museum admission $6 for adults (13+), $5 for seniors (62+), and $4 for youth (4-12). Naperville residents with proof of residency, children under 4, and members receive complimentary admission. For more information about a specific event or program and to purchase museum admission tickets, please visit NaperSettlement.org.