Playing with History: Collector's Edition Exhibit opens at Naper Settlement
Feb 11, 2016 4:46 PM -
Naper Settlement has more than 60,000 items in its museum collection, which includes thousands of photographs, artifacts and objects ranging in date from the 18th century to present day that chronicle Naperville's history. But the museum's curators wanted to know, what does our staff collect? In answer to that question, several Naper Settlement staff members and family members contributed to the new exhibit, "Playing with History: Collector's Edition." Chief Curator Louise Howard has worked at Naper Settlement for more than 25 years and she has seen the museum collections grow in size and scope. She is an avid collector herself and passed along her love of collecting to her daughters. Through the years, she has collected everything from bicentennial pennies to vintage glass Christmas ornaments and the popular Beanie Babies.