Gift Brings New Addition

Naper Settlement’s youngest visitors will have a new attraction soon thanks to a generous donation from a prominent Naperville resident.

Longtime supporters of the Naperville Heritage Society, John Harvard along with his late wife Rita Harvard, made the play scape possible.

The Fort Payne early learning area will bear the name “The Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Play Scape.”

Harvard made the donation because he wanted the settlement to be a little more kid friendly.

The 10,000 square foot interactive area will be targeted to young children ages two to seven.

The new attraction will allow for the investigation and discovery of the natural and historical environment for kids of all abilities.

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