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Junior Historic Interpreters wash clothes, 1997. Photo: Leah Matthias

Naper Settlement

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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