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.

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13th Annual Calumet Heritage Conference

A Calumet Heritage Area Revisited

Saturday, October 20, 2012
Program: 8:30am–12:45pm
Rail and Bus Tour: 1:15pm–5:00pm
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
1215 North State Road 49, Porter, Indiana
Plenty of free parking available

Conference BrochureJoin us for the 13th Annual Calumet Heritage Conference on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center in Porter, Indiana. This year’s conference theme is “A Calumet Heritage Area—Revisited.” Experts on Heritage Areas from both inside and outside the region will address the opportunities and challenges presented by Heritage Areas, and whether the time is right for the bi-state Calumet region to seriously consider such a designation. A narrated tour of one of the nation’s most compelling landscapes by rail and bus offers an unusual perspective on its natural and cultural heritage.

Conference Brochure and Program Schedule (PDF)

2012 Conference Registration 

If you are unable to register online, call Kristie Edwards at (312) 665-7485 to make arrangements to register.