Junior Historic Interpreters wash clothes, 1997. Photo: Leah Matthias
Located in Naperville, Illinois, thirty miles west
of Chicago, the Naper Settlement is an outdoor historic village
recreating 19th century pioneer and Victorian life. Having 28
authentically preserved historic structures, Naper Settlement
documents, preserves, and interprets 19th-century domestic, social,
religious, craft and commercial practices in an interactive
displays, demonstrations and exhibits.
Originally submitted by: Judy Biggert, Representative (13th District).
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