Calumet Heritage Partnership

Enriching Lives Through Heritage
About CHP The Calumet Heritage Partnership is a diverse bi-state partnership of environmental organizations, historical societies, arts organizations, libraries, educational institutions, government agencies, businesses, and individuals working together across political and cultural boundaries in the Calumet Region of Illinois and Indiana.


The mission of the Calumet Heritage Partnership is to enrich lives through stewardship and interpretation of the Calumet Region’s Heritage.

Remains of  ACME Steel



Beyond Artifacts: The Living Element in Industrial Heritage Areas 2007 Conference Resources

Thank you to everyone who attended and helped to organize the 8th annual Calumet Heritage Conference. On this page you will find links to materials mentioned at the conference, photos, as well as the text of Dr. Sharon Ann Holt's keynote presentation.

Dr. Sharon Ann Holt photo by Rod SellersThe Next Day, and the Next: Doing History After Demolition (PDF) by Dr. Sharon Ann Holt Director, Mid Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH), Rutgers University

The Labor Trail interactive labor map web site discussed by Dr. Leon Fink and Jeffrey Helgeson from the University of Illinois Chicago and the Chicago Center for Working Class Studies in thier presentation Extending the Labor Trail to the Calumet Region.

Jefferey Helgeson (right) and Dr. Leon Fink (right) photo by Rod The web site used to create the online Labor Trail map.

Information about ordering a print copy of the Chicago Labor Trail Map

Mark Bouman Photo by Paul MeyersMore information on the attempt to save the ACME Coke Plant and the current Calumet Industrial Heritage Project disucssed by Mark Bouman and Marian Byrnes in their presentation Beyond the Coke Plant: New Developments on the Acme Steel Museum Project

Pullman Virtual Museum Digital photo archives and more information about the Pullman State Historic Site.

A collection of photos (pdf 762KB) from the conference by Paul Meyers.

Pullman Factory tour photo by Rod Sellers

Pullman Factory Tour led by Dr. Jane Eva Baxter

Clock Tower and Administration Building

Photos on this page by Rod Sellers and Paul Meyers