Collections & Research

Naperville Memory Project

Naper Settlement preserves the past and paves the way for tomorrow. The museum shares stories of everyday people that inform and influence future generations.

Naper Settlement tells stories like yours. Stories of real people who were or are today part of the fabric of the community.

Share your stories with the Naperville Memory Project!

Your voice will help to preserve Naperville's history, enhance our collection and inspire new exhibits. Contributions of oral histories and artifacts record, protect, and preserve the collective memory of Naperville.

Learn more about:

Museum Collection

Find information on the museum's archival collections, search the collections database or learn how to donate to the collections.
Museum Collection

Preservation Resources

Learn how to care for and preserve your family treasures, historic structures and oral histories.
Preservation Resources

Research Library

See what topics are available for research at the museum's research library.
Research Library

Resource Links

View links to various outside resources related to Naper Settlement.
Resource Links