Calumet Heritage Partnership

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

2017 Calumet Heritage Events Series

Explore the Calumet region with engaging events throughout the year!

Lake Calumet - Then and Now 

Thursday, March 2, 2017 
7 till 8:30pm
People, Bring Your Lake Calumet Stories to Share!
A presentation by Paul Petraitis
Joined by Tom Shepherd, Lake Calumet Vision Committee
Sponsored by the Calumet Heritage Partnership and Calumet Ecological Park Assn.
Chicago Police 5th District Station Community Room
727 E. 111th Street
Refreshments served

Past Events

2016 Calumet Heritage Event Series

Concrete Plant Rusty Pipes by Kathy Los-Rathburn East Chicago Steel Mills Mill Shapes by Kathy Los-Rathburn Calumet River by Matthew Kaplan

Encore Presentation Calumet's Industrial Heritage: Works by Kathy Los-Rathburn and Matthew Kaplan
The Calumet Heritage Partnership continues its 2016 Calumet Heritage Event Series with an encore show at South Shore Arts’ Crown Point Gallery featuring works by Kathy Los-Rathburn and Matthew Kaplan. It runs from September 30th – December 18th, 2016. The opening reception will be October 21, 5:30-8 PM at the gallery. The Crown Point Gallery is located at 123 North Main Street in Crown Point, Indiana. More Information

Calumet Heritage Along the South Shore | Summer | July 2, 2016
A narrated outing aboard the South Shore Line between Chicago and LaPorte County exploring Hudson Lake, Hesston and Michigan City

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Calumet’s Industrial Heritage
Works by Kathy Los-Rathburn and Matthew Kaplan

Inaugural Event for the 2016 Calumet Heritage Event Series
Exhibit: January 15 - April 2, 2016
Artist Reception: 5–8 pm, Thursday, January 28th Facebook Event Page
Substation No. 9
435 Fayette Street
Hammond, IN 46320

Concrete Plant Rusty Pipes by Kathy Los-Rathburn East Chicago Steel Mills Mill Shapes by Kathy Los-Rathburn Calumet River by Matthew Kaplan

The Calumet Heritage Partnership kicks off its 2016 Calumet Heritage Event Series at Substation No. 9 in Hammond with a gallery opening featuring two local artists who capture the complex beauty and nature of the region’s industrial landscape in watercolor paintings and photographs. Called Calumet’s Industrial Heritage: Works by Kathy Los-Rathburn and Matthew Kaplan, the exhibit is a collaboration between the Calumet Heritage Partnership and South Shore Arts. It runs from January 15th to April 2nd, 2016. The opening reception will be 5-8pm, Thursday, January 28th at the gallery.  Substation No. 9 is located at 435 Fayette Street in Hammond, Indiana.

The 2016 Calumet Heritage Event Series will explore the Calumet with engaging events throughout the year:  Calumet Rails Excursion (Spring) – a narrated train ride from Chicago to South Bend aboard the South Shore Line;  Paddle the Calumet (Summer) – a kayak and canoe paddle trip along the Calumet River seeing south Chicago as no one has seen it before (well…except for tugboat captains); Bike the Calumet (Autumn) – a bicycle ride from downtown Chicago to the Indiana Dunes …nearly exclusively on paved trails.
 
The Calumet region, which extends from southern Chicago to central LaPorte County, is likely the Chicago metro area’s best untapped resource. Mostly known as the industrial powerhouse that once provided much of the nation’s steel, the region is now appreciated for its natural beauty, biodiversity, expanding artist communities and excellent outdoor activities.
 
The Calumet Heritage Partnership seeks to preserve the Calumet region’s bi-state industrial heritage and promote its natural, cultural and recreational features. The Partnership is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. It is working to create the Calumet National Heritage Area.