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Naper Settlement November 2018 Events and Programs

Naper Settlement is pleased to present the following events and programs during November and December 2018. General museum admission is at a reduced winter rate of $5.25 for adults, $4.75 for seniors (62+) and $4 for youth (4-12). Naperville residents with proof of residency, children under 4 and members are free. For more information about a specific event, please visit our website at www.NaperSettlement.org.

Weed Ladies Winter Sale
Thursday-Saturday, November 8-10 • 10AM-4PM & Sunday, November 11 • 1–4 PM
Free admission to the sale
Looking for a spectacular holiday floral arrangement to wow at your next dinner party? Check out the Weed Ladies Winter Sale for all your decor needs! All proceeds benefit Naperville Heritage Society and Naper Settlement.

History Speaks Lecture Series:
“The War to End All Wars: Commemorating World War I”
Sunday, November 4 • 4–5PM
Non-Members: $10/adult, $9/youth (4-12) and students
Members: $8/adult, $7/ youth (4-12)
Join Dennis H. Cremin, Professor and History Center Director at Lewis University, as he provides an overview of “the Great War” and offers an assessment on the 100th anniversary of the end of combat. The lecture will be held in Century Memorial Chapel.

…And It Makes a Great Christmas Gift: The History of Popeil and Ronco
November 15-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 Samuelson, author of the book, “But Wait, There’s More,” presents this wonderful world of kitschy products. 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 more.

Naper Lights
Friday, November 23- Monday, December 24 during Christkindlmarket
Free admission
Presented by The Sunrise Rotary Club of Naperville
Stroll the museum grounds and experience a magical holiday lights celebration! Lights come on at 4 PM on all Christkindlmarket days and remain on until closing.

Christkindlemarket Naperville
Friday, November 23-Monday, December 24 • Hours vary
Free admission
Experience an outdoor German holiday season market with all the sights, sounds, and magic of the season as well as delicious treats, wonderful handmade ornaments, and gifts. Learn more at www.christkindlmarket.com/Naperville.

Santa @ the Settlement
Saturdays, November 24, December 1, 8, & 15 • 9–11 AM
Non-Members: $15/guest
Members: $13/guest
Children under 1 year old are free. Registration required
Begin a tradition and get in the holiday spirit by visiting Santa and Mrs. Claus! Visitors will be able to share their wishes in a letter to Santa, craft two ornaments in Santa’s Workshop, and prepare a magical treat for Santa’s reindeer in the Reindeer Food Factory. Be sure to visit Mrs. Claus’s bakery to help her decorate cookies, then gather ‘round for story time.

History Speaks Lecture Series:
“But Wait, There’s More!”
Sunday, December 9 • 4–5PM
Non-Members: $10/adult, $9/youth (4-12) and students
Members: $8/adult, $7/ youth (4-12)
Hear the history and stories behind those fantastically crazy and kitschy Popeil and Ronco products marketed from the 1950s to the 1970s. Witness product demonstrations of inventions that you never knew you needed, for an uproariously fun-filled time! The lecture will be held in Century Memorial Chapel.

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