Naperville Heritage Society receives $72,209 IMLS grant
Sep 19, 2016 9:18 AM -
Naperville, IL -- The Naperville Heritage Society, administrator of Naper Settlement which is the only nationally accredited outdoor history museum in Illinois, is among the recipients of the Institute of Museum and Library Services 2016 Museums for America award. The museum has been awarded a $72,209 grant, which will enable Naper Settlement's staff to engage the services of professional conservators who will clean, stabilize and conserve a 1912 threshing machine once used by area farmers. "Our feelings are really sentimental with the thresher," said Wilbert Hageman whose father and uncle had owned the thresher. "As a little kid I can remember that particular thresh machine and it means an awful lot to our family to have it conserved."