Calumet Heritage Partnership

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

Calumet Heritage Conference and Events

Calumet Heritage Events Series Calumet River by Matthew Kaplan

In addition to the annual conference, CHP also explores the Calumet with engaging events throughout the year.  Visit our events page to find out what events are coming up, as well as to see details of some past events.

Calumet Heritage Events Series

Calumet Heritage Conference Resources

The Calumet Heritage Partnership sponsors the Calumet Heritage Conference Each Fall. The unique format of the conference traditionally includes discussion in the morning and a field excursion in the afternoon. Mark Bouman speaks at the 2012 Calumet Heritage Conference

2017 Nature Reworked: Honoring the Past, Interpeting for the Future

2016 Calumet Heritage Area: The Proposal

2015 What is most nationally significant about the Calumet region?

2014 Art and Heritage: The Making of the Calumet.

2013 Network Calumet:  A Heritage Resources Journey

A Calumet Heritage Area Revisited

2011 Satellite Cities: The Role of the Industrial Suburbs in the Heritage of the Calumet Region

2010 The Heritage of Industry, Community and Diversity in the Calumet Region

2009 Calumet Regionalism: Past and Future

2008 Calumet Crossroads: Changes and Challenges In Regional Transportation

2007 Beyond Artifacts: The Living Element in Industrial Heritage Areas

2006 Visions for the Calumet (Valparaiso University)

2005 Yesterday, Today , and Tomorrow: State of Steel (Chicago State University)

2004 Landscapes, Landmarks, Linkages (Purdue University Calumet)

2003 - No conference held

2002 Transitions: Changes in the Calumet Region (Chicago State University)

2001 Rails & Tales, Celebrating our Railroad Heritage (Indiana University Northwest)

2000 Celebrating the Calumet Region (South Suburban College)

1999 Calumet 101 (Calumet College of St. Joseph)