The public is invited daily until 7pm to take outdoor holiday photos at the historic Greene Farm Barn December 10th through January 4th at the corner of Hobson and Greene roads in Naperville. Eave lights and an 8’ illuminated wreath with a large red bow highlight the spirit of the season .
Visitors should park in the Greene Valley Forest Preserve Greene Road parking lot and park at the northern end behind the barn. Social media posts are encouraged.
Share photos to the Greene Barn’s Facebook page and tag them #TheGreeneBarn. Thank you!
The barn is owned by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, which has received citizen interest in its future. Britney Toussaint, Becky Simon and Mary Lou Wehrli have been working with the Forest Preserve District to bring more attention to the cultural asset. You are encouraged and welcome to share your thoughts.
“It is hoped that the barn will remind people of the joys and strength of times past and ahead of us,” said Toussaint.
The Greene Farmstead is located at the north end of the 1,388-acre Greene Valley Forest Preserve. The preserve features 12 miles of marked trails, an off-leash dog area, a model-craft area, picnic shelters and a youth-group campground. It is home to more than 540 native plant species.
“It is a significant historic place with many stories to tell,” said Simon. “We look forward to attracting volunteers and developing a Strategic Plan.”
For information and to become involved, please call 630-420-2282 or visit TheGreeneBarn.org.
Funds raised benefit the efforts to create outside engagement with the Greene Barn, expand awareness of its potential when open to the public, and to celebrate connecting people with nature and the cultural heritage of DuPage County.