Calumet Heritage Partnership

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


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.

Moving the large bell at Pullman



Art & Heritage: The Making of the Calumet Region 15th Annual Calumet Heritage Conference

2014 Calumet Heritage Conference Resources

Conference Materials and Handouts (PDF format)

Video of the Conference by Kevin Murphy

Conference Highlights and Links to More Information

Welcoming Remarks
John Cain Mark Bouman, President, Calumet Heritage Partnership
John Cain, Executive Director, South Shore Arts
Keynote  Address
Judith O'Toole Judith O'Toole,  Director and CEO, Westmoreland Museum of American Art
The Westmoreland Museum is part of the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area and home to "Born of Fire," an innovative exhibition of paintings, documentary film, and folk music that tell the story of the industrial heritage of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Facilitated Panel Discussion
 Carolyn Saxton,  President and CEO, Legacy Foundation Inc.
Roman Villareal Roman Villareal,  Acclaimed local artist and proprietor of Under the Bridge Gallery
Barbara Spies Labus Barb Labus,  Artist/Illustrator and staff member at Shirley Heinze Land Trust
  Facilitator: Susan Eleuterio,  Independent Folklorist and Educator
Announcement about National Heritage and the Calumet Region
Mark Bouman Mark Bouman
Concluding Remarks  
Pat Wisniewski Pat Wisniewski  Owner, For Goodness Sake Productions

Arts and Heritage TourAt Under the Bridge Gallery
Tour led by Sherry Meyer, InSites

Additional Resources from Exhibitors and Participants

Sponsored by:
The Calumet Heritage Partnership
The Field Museum  
South Shore Arts
Arcelor Mittal