Calumet Heritage Partnership

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

"To identify, preserve, protect and reclaim the natural, historical, cultural and recreational heritage of the Calumet region of Illinois and Indiana for the purposes of educating and inspiring the public, restoring regional pride, and revitalizing our communities and their interconnectedness."

Remains of  ACME Steel




2014 Calumet Heritage Conference
View the preliminary program and Register Now for the 15th Annual Calumet Heritage Conference Art and Heritage: The Making of the Calumet Region Saturday October 25, 2014.


The Calumet Heritage Partnership salvaged records and artifacts from the region's steel heritage and is working to preserve them.

Industrial Heritage Archives of the Calumet Region (hosted at Pullman)

Calumet Industrial Heritage Project

Chicago's Steel Heritage Project


The Calumet Heritage Partnership sponsors the Calumet Heritage Conference Each Fall.  The unique format of the conference traditionally includes discussion in the morning and a field excursion in the afternoon.

2014 Conference, Art and Heritage: The Making of the Calumet Region

2013 Conference Resources

Past Conferences

Participate in the Regional Discussion

The Calumet Heritage Partnership is a diverse, bi-state partnership of environmental, cultural and historical organizations and individuals, libraries, educational institutions, municipalities, and governmental agencies.  Each partner is committed to celebrating, preserving and protecting the unique heritage of the Calumet region.

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Connecting at the Calumet Heritage Conference 

The Calumet Heritage Partnership helps Calumet Region individuals and organizations to connect with each other. 

Calumet Conversations

CHP on Facebook

Calumet Heritage Resources Directory

Links to Calumet Region Organizations & Resources

Newsletter Archive


Paddling on the Little Calumet River 

Regional Heritage
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.

A Calumet Heritage Area: Questions and Answers

Map of the Calumet Region