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.




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

Encore Event | the 2016 Calumet Heritage Event Series
Exhibit | September 30 - December 18, 2016
Artist Reception | 5:30–8 PM | October 21th
Crown Point Gallery   |   123 North Main Street   |   Crown Point, IN 46307
Open Wednesday – Saturday 12-4 PM

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 continues its 2016 Calumet Heritage Event Series with an encore show at South Shore Arts’ Crown Point Gallery 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 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. 

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. The Calumet Heritage Partnership will offer a final presentation and open discussion of findings of the feasibility study to create a National Heritage Area at its 17th Annual Calumet Heritage Conference on Saturday, October 29, 2016.  

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