Calumet Heritage Partnership

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

Calumet Heritage Partnership News

Calumet Outdoor Series 2018: Walking the Freedom Trail

Little CalumetOn Saturday, July 21st at 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. join Tom Shepherd, a member of the Little Calumet Underground Railroad Project, as he guides a hike along the Little Calumet River near the site of the Jan Ton Farm, a safe house for runaway slaves along the Underground Railroad. More Information


Upcoming Event
Along the Lakeshore: Chicago & Industry Works of the Calumet Region

Images of paintings from the exhibit featuring industry a street
Kathy Los Rathburn, Matthew Kaplan & Thomas Hocker
July 21-September 22, 2018
Artist Reception: Tuesday, July 24, 5-7pm

Indiana Welcome Center
7770 Corinne Dr.
Hammond, IN 46323
(210) 989-7979

Sponsored by
Indiana South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority AlongTheSouthShore.com
South Shore Arts
Calumet Heritage Partnership
Above images
Thomas Hocker, Steelwork 7, Photograph
Kathy Los Rathburn, Under the L, Watercolor
Matthew Kaplan, USS South Works, Photograph

Annual Membership Meeting Resources PostedParticipants gather at the 2017 Calumet Heritage Conference

On Thursday, January 18, 2018 The Calumet Heritage Partnership held its Annual Membership Meeting on at Lebanon Lutheran Church, in the Hegewisch neighborhood of Chicago, IL. We've posted a summary of the meeting along with photos, versions of the presentations made and links to relevant resources. 2018 Annual Meeting Resources

Calumet National Heritage Area Initiative

Calumet National Heritage Area Initiative News

Revised Calumet National Heritage Area Feasibility Study Released
The Calumet Heritage Partnership is pleased to release a revised version of the feasibility study for a Calumet National Heritage Area. This version contains revisions suggested by the National Park Service and includes the study, a summary of public comments received, a response to the comments, and 79 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.