Gateway From Past to Present

Appears in the November 2022 issue.

The Naperville Heritage Society broke ground this summer on the Innovation Gateway at Naper Settlement. Designed to be the new “front door” to the 13-acre living-history museum, the 4,800-square-foot welcome and education center will include a digital wall exhibit that invites visitors to self-curate their own history journey. “The total project cost is over $5 million, and the building includes an endowment,” says Denise Cartina of Naper Settlement. “The funding is provided by private donors, grants, and the City of Naperville’s $1.2 million contribution.” Construction is slated to be completed by late summer 2023. ­­—M.L.