Identifying, protecting, and preserving the natural,
cultural, and recreational heritage of the Calumet region of Illinois and
Calumet Heritage Partnership News
Thank You for Making the 19th Annual
Conference a Sucess
Thank you for joining us in "Celebrating and Restoring the
Calumet's Living Landscape!" Our 19th Annual Calumet Heritage
Conference was an exciting day filled with exploring issues of
how we restore and sustain a balance among nature, commerce, and
culture. Dynamic panel discussions addressed regional
priorities, such as environmental restoration and stewardship,
and how to work together across the region to better understand,
create, and share our natural, industrial, and cultural
heritage. Vibrant conversations arose at every opportunity
throughout the day. As always, we took time to enjoy some of the
riches our region has to offer by going outside and experiencing
it first-hand. This year weather hindered our planned canoe trip
and hike around Wolf Lake, nevertheless a brave few ventured
outside for a brief presentation on the lake. For a recap
photos, and other conference resources see our
Draft Museums, Heritage-based Galleries, & Local
History Centers Guide Availalbe
Calumet Curators group is compiling a guide to the Calumet region's many
heritage-based museums, galleries, and local history centers. A draft
version of the guide is available
here for review and comment. Please send corrections or questions to
Madeleine Tudor at
Indy Windy: A Love Story Exhibit On View Through January 29, 2019
Indy Windy: A Love Story features artists from Indiana and Chicago who execute large public artworks to create new environments in aging urban and manufacturing areas, while also creating new work in their private studios. The exhibit will include veteran muralists, fine artists, sculptors and woodworkers. It showcases the work by a community of Midwest artists, some of whom have been working together for nearly 30 years.
Presented by South Shore Arts and the Calumet Heritage Partnership. See our
events page for more information.
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.
A new website for the Calumet Heritage Area has launched. The website found at
calumetheritageare.org is a joint effort of the Calumet Heritage Partnership, The Calumet Collaborative, and the Field Museum who are all partners in creating the Calumet National Heritage Area.
New Brochure About the Calumet National Heritage Area Initiative
(pdf) explaining the partnership between the Calumet Heritage Partnership, Calumet Collaborative, and Field Museum to create and manage a Calumet Heritage Area and achieve designation from Congress as a National Heritage Area has been released.
Creating a Calumet National Heritage
About the Calumet National Heritage Area
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."
The Calumet Heritage Partnership serves the bi-state Calumet Region
of Indiana and Illinois. It seeks to unite people from both sides
of the state line to help tell the story of the Calumet Region.