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

Annual Membership Meeting AnnouncementParticipants gather at the 2017 Calumet Heritage Conference

The Calumet Heritage Partnership will hold its Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at Lebanon Lutheran Church, 13100 S. Manistee Ave., Hegewisch, Chicago, IL 60633. Doors open for the meeting at 6:45, with the meeting itself to begin at 7:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

The meeting is open to all, though only those who are members at the time of the meeting can vote during the short business meeting portion of the evening. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Calumet Heritage Partnership, memberships may be paid at the door on January 18 or online. Individual memberships are $10.00 with discounted rates for seniors and students. 

The agenda for the meeting will include:
  • Election of 2018 Board and Officers
  • President's Report on the work on the Partnership in 2017
  • Report from the Calumet Stewardship Initiative of the CHP
  • Report from the Museums, Galleries, and Local History Network
  • Presentation by Kevin and Joann Murphy Designing Calumet Region Tours
  • Plans for 2018

Thanks for Making the 18th Annual Calumet Heritage Conference a sucess!

Participants gather before the speakersKeynote Speaker Ted Cable Participants at Whiting Lakefront

The 2017 Calumet Heritage Conference with the theme "Nature Reworked: Honoring the Past, Interpreting for the Future" was held Saturday October 28. An archive of conference documents, the program, links to video of the speakers, and pictures are now available on our conference page.

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.