Identifying, protecting, and preserving the natural,
cultural, and recreational heritage of the Calumet region of Illinois and
Calumet Heritage Partnership News
Registration Now Open: 19th Annual Calumet Heritage Conference Saturday October 20th, 2018
Join the Calumet Heritage
Partnership for an exciting day of opportunities to connect with
cultural, environmental, and heritage organizations in the
Calumet through informative panel discussions, workshops, and
Registration is now closed. Walk-in registration may
not be available.
Location: Lost Marsh Golf Course Address:
1001 129th St, Hammond, IN 46320 Time: 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
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.
Annual Meeting Resources
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.
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."
A public outreach toolkit consisting
of informational materials, presentations, and guidelines for giving
presentations on the Calumet NHA Initiative is now available for
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.