Community Roots: Agriculture in Naperville

Naper Settlement | Naperville, Ill.

 
 

523 S. Webster St.
Naperville, Ill. 60540
(630) 420-6010
www.napersettlement.org
Date: April 21, 2017 - October 8, 2017
Cost: Free with museum admission

The exhibit allows visitors to see the progression of land use, learn why early settlers chose the livestock they did, how the community supported agriculture and the impact technology had on farming and the changing landscape and population. The Gregory family, who owned a 400-acre farm which is now the Westfield Fox Valley Shopping Center, is among many Naperville farm families represented in the exhibition. On view is Larry Gregory’s 4-H electricity projects from 1947 and 1948, where he laid out future plans for wiring farm houses after World War II.

 










 
 
 
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