Naperville Heritage Society Receives $1,000,000 for Naper Settlement’s Heritage Gateway

We are incredibly excited to announce that the Naperville Heritage Society received a generous combined grant award and gifts totaling $1,000,000 in support of the museum’s Heritage Gateway and Innovation Hall. The gift comes from the Tellabs Foundation, and Christopher and Christine Birck and The Birck Family Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation.

The proposed state-of-the-art welcome center will host digital and interactive exhibitions that will tell the dynamic history of Naperville’s growth in the 20th and 21st century. The center’s exhibition space, Innovation Hall, will have a digital wall that will be a repository for stories, files and photos. Visitors can upload and archive their own story through the digital wall and share how they have made their own mark in history.

For more information or to donate (financially, or through oral histories or with artifacts), please email us.


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