Calumet Heritage Partnership

Identifying, protecting, and preserving the natural, cultural, and recreational heritage of the Calumet region of Illinois and Indiana

Calumet National Heritage Area Initiative

Calumet National Heritage Area Initiative News

Final Calumet National Heritage Area Feasibility Study Released
The Calumet Heritage Partnership is pleased to release the final version of the feasibility study for a Calumet National Heritage Area which has been prepared for submission to the National Park Service. The final version includes the study, a summary of public comments received, a response to the comments, and 77 letters of support. We would like to thank everyone who was involved in helping to complete this study including those of you who showed up to public meetings, submitted, comments, and shared letters of support. If you did not get a chance to submit a letter, you can still do so using the link below.

CNHA Feasibilty Study Page.

Provide a Letter of Support for the Calumet National Heritage Area

Creating a Calumet National Heritage Area

About the Calumet National Heritage Area Feasibility Study

The Calumet Heritage Partnership has initiated a feasibility study to create a National Heritage Area. According to the National Park Service, National Heritage Areas (NHAs) are regions "designated by Congress as places where natural, cultural, and historic resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally important landscape."


For more information see our National Heritage Area Feasibility Initiative page. 


For the latest news see Feasibility Study Update Newsletter Number 8 released November 21, 2016.

Public Outreach Toolkit Available

A public outreach toolkit consisting of informational materials, presentations, and guidelines for giving presentations on the Calumet NHA Initiative is now available for download.


Calumet Heritage Partnership News


Save the Date! 2017 Calumet Heritage Conference

The 2017 Calumet Heritage Conference has been scheduled for Saturday October 28. Details on this year's theme, location, and a schedule will be made availalbe as soon as they are finalized. 
Annual Membership Meeting The Calumet Heritage Partnership held its Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at the Gardner Center for the Arts 540 S. Lake Street in Gary. Continue Reading...

Thanks for Making the 2016 Calumet Heritage Conference a Success!
Calumet Heritage Conference: Calumet National Heritage Area: The Proposal

The 17th Annual Calumet Heritage Conference was held on October 29, 2016 at Lake Etta County Park in Gary. The conference focused on final presentation and open discussion of the feasibility study findings to create a National Heritage Area for the bi-state Calumet region. In the afternoon the conference featured a number of small group tours to places around the Calumet. Photos, video, and other materials from the conference have been posted and more will be coming soon. 2016 Calumet Heritage Conference Resource Page