Naper Settlement - Behind the Scenes

APA Illinois Chapter


Thursday, September 14, 2017
2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. CDT

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Mobile Workshop - Attendees will walk throughout Naperville's Naper Settlment to learn about historic preservation efforts, implementation and community events/economic development.

Experience a special behind-the-scenes tour at Naper Settlement to learn how the Naperville community has addressed historic preservation at the local level. Hear about the inner workings of the successful public-private partnership between the City of Naperville and the Naperville Heritage Society while touring Naper Settlement, an accredited museum, and its 13-acre campus. In addition, workshop leaders will cover building preservation and applicable funding of projects, preservation methodologies, and its recent efforts to study the environmental impacts on historic structures and the materials housed within. Museum staff and Naperville planners will also discuss Naperville’s preservation ordinance and the role of the Historic Preservation Commission.


Sharon Hinkle

Confirmed Speaker

Sharon Hinkle Director of Buildings & Grounds at City of Naperville University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Read More

Allison Laff, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Allison Laff has been working in the municipal planning field for 17 years and is currently employed as the Deputy Director of the Transportation, Engineering and Development (T.E.D.) Department for the City of Naperville. In this capacity, Allison oversees development activity, long-range planning, and other special planning studies ... Read More

Donna Sack

Confirmed Speaker

Vice President, Community Engagement and Audience Naper Settlement Organizational leader at history museum in the western suburbs of Chicago. Overseeing curatorial and learning experiences departments of the organization. Provides leadership and vision for history museum in transformation. Read More

Debbie Grinnell

Confirmed Speaker

Vice President, Museum Services Company Name Naper Settlement Incredibly satisfying job which includes: • Responsiblity for museum operations central to our mission of engaging visitors in the region’s rich heritage and ensuring the stories of the past are documented and preserved • Leading a division of 20 professionals in the curatorial ... Read More

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