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.

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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.