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See the Joe Naper pumper this Sunday at Naper Settlement.
From the community

Naperville's firefighting history explored

Join Terry Jelinek, a retired Naperville firefighter, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 24 at Naper Settlement's firehouse, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. He … Read more ›

National group recognizes Naper Settlement

Naper Settlement has earned national accreditation for its second time. The living history museum received the designation from the American Association of Museums after extensive … Read more ›

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From the community

Classic Cinemas Chain Honored With Statewide Preservation Award

The Classic Cinemas chain of movie theatres and its owners, Willis Johnson with his wife Shirley and son Chris were recently recognized with the “Stewardship … Read more ›

From the community

Mexican Immigration Exhibit Extended to November 18, 2011

Mexican Immigration Exhibit Extended to November 18, 2011 The exhibit “Creating Mexican American Identities: Multiple Voices, Shared Dreams” has been extended until November 18 at … Read more ›

This letter written by President Abraham Lincoln is one of the documents featured in the exhibit “North Central College at 150 years: Selections From the Oesterle Library Collection” at North Central College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center in Naperville.
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Sesquicentennial exhibit highlights items from North Central College collections

As part of its Sesquicentennial Celebration North Central College will host an exhibit to display prized artifacts from its Oesterle Library collections, including items signed … Read more ›

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New book celebrates 150-year history of North Central College

A new book celebrates the 150-year history of North Central College. The book, “North Central College 150 Years. A Promising Start.” traces the College’s history … Read more ›

North Central College President Arlo Schilling greets Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1960.
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Public invited to Nov. 7 premiere of North Central College documentary

North Central College invites the public to the free premiere of the third part of a documentary series produced with Naperville Community Television that chronicles … Read more ›

DuPage County Historical Museum Hosts 100th Anniversary Exhibit of Girl Scouting
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“Everything and Anything Girls Can Imagine” DuPage County Historical Museum Hosts 100th Anniversary Exhibit of Girl Scouting

By J. Eakins Jane Doyle and Rosemarie Courtney are historians. Not your typical, musty, bespeckled historians—these women manage an ever growing collection of games and … Read more ›

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Barn Preservation in an Urban World

Conference this Saturday! A bus tour of selected Kane County barns including those at Garfield Farm Museum, Settlers Hill Golf Course, and Mooseheart, will be … Read more ›

Join in the old-fashioned harvesting of Kline Creek Farm's corn crop.
From the community

Help With "Corn Harvest" at Kline Creek Farm

On a farm, autumn is the time of harvest, a culmination of the year’s hard field work and a period of preparation for the cold … Read more ›