Calumet Heritage Partnership

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

Calumet Heritage Area Launches New Program and Events Calendar

Dear Calumet Heritage Area supporters,Calumet Heritage Calender

We are very excited to launch the Calumet Heritage Area program and events calendar! This new and interactive calendar is a go-to resource for all programming and events that are happening in the Calumet that are related to the Heritage Area’s themes of nature, industry, and culture. Calumet Heritage Partnership and Calumet Collaborative are partnering with Field Museum to elevate the rich stories of heritage and promote the natural, industrial, and cultural assets of the Calumet Region, and this calendar will raise awareness of the events and programs that bring these stories to life. The calendar also aims to increase attendance at events and bring more visitors to the region.

In order for this calendar to be successful, it needs to be known about and used, and that is where we’re looking for your help. What makes this calendar able to sustain itself is:

1)      It’s maintained by the Calumet Region – partner organizations submit events to the calendar, which are approved by the calendar manager, and

2)      It’s shared by the Calumet Region – partner organizations can host the calendar on their website, and it refreshes automatically when events are added and updated.

a.      For instructions on how to host the calendar on your own website, please see page 3 of the attached document. Sharing the calendar on your website is an excellent and easy way to show your connection and support for the Calumet Heritage Area.

But, in order for the calendar to work, people need to know about it!

At this link (https://trello.com/b/eoHllW0Y/calumet-heritage-area-calendar)you will find social media posts and graphics that you can copy and paste and download to share on your networks to help us spread the word.  We’ve also written a short press release that you can find on the Calumet Heritage Area website here: https://www.calumetheritagearea.org/news/calumet-heritage-area-launches-new-program-event-calendar

We’ve launched the calendar with a handful of events that we’ve mined from various partner websites. However, we probably didn’t include everything, so if you have an event you’d like to submit, please visit this page for more information and directions – we’ve put together a set of guidelines to make the process as easy as possible. We took the liberty to populate the calendar ourselves for the calendar launch so you can see how events look in the calendar, but it will be up to each organization to submit their own events moving forward. If you notice any issues with your initial event, please reach out to the calendar manager at calumetheritagecalendar@gmail.com and we’ll adjust the calendar listing. 

If you are interested in participating in a webinar on how to use the calendar and post it to your website, please respond to this email indicating your interest, and we will work with you to schedule a group webinar in the near future.

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about this exciting new resource!