The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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Naper Settlement's living history museum tells the story of daily life in Naperville as it changed from a simple frontier outpost to a bustling turn-of-the-century community. With costumed villagers, annual events and special exhibits, you never know what a visit to the Settlement will bring!  Enjoy the experience as your pulse slows and you breathe a little easier in this 19th century world.

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Centennial Activities

Sunday, October 11, 2009 4:00pm to 5:00pm

History Speaks Lecture Series: Burnham's Chicago

Naper Settlement

Hear veteran actor Terry Lynch as architect Daniel Burnham describe the history of Chicago from its beginnings as the “Wild Onion” to the “City of Big Shoulders” at the kickoff of the 2009-2010 season of the History Speaks Lecture Series from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at Naper Settlement’s Century Memorial Chapel, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. The year 2009 is the Centennial of Burnham and Edward Bennett’s visionary 1909 Plan of Chicago. [MORE]

Sunday, November 1, 2009 4:00pm to 5:00pm

History Speaks Lecture Series: City Beautiful - Celebrating the Burnham Plan Centennial

Naper Settlement

Art historian and university professor Jeff Mishur of Art Excursions presents a slide lecture, “City Beautiful: Celebrating the Burnham Plan Centennial,” about architect Daniel Burnham’s 1909 Plan of Chicago and its relationship to European and American precedents. Follow the transition from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition to the City Beautiful Movement so eloquently manifested in Burnham's plan.

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Naper Settlement

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Naper Settlement
523 South Webster Street
Naperville, IL 60540
630.305.4044 (fax)
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