Calumet Heritage Partnership
To identify, preserve and reclaim the natural, historical and recreational heritage
of the Calumet region of Illinois and Indiana
13300 S. Baltimore, Chicago, Illinois 60633 (773) 646-0436 www.calumetheritage.org
The next monthly meeting of the Calumet Heritage Partnership will be held -
Thursday, May 22, 2008
at the Suzanne G. Long Local History Room/Hammond Public Library, 564 State Street, Hammond, Indiana
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MEETING DATE CHANGE: Please note that this month's meeting occurs on the Fourth Thursday of the month, not our usual third Thursday.
Answer #1: Thanks to the unremitting efforts of key volunteers like
Frank Beberdick and Kate Corcoran, our creation of an archive of
material especially related to the operations of Acme has created
something of value. We are expecting payment shortly from people who
have agreed to pay for research done in this collection. Frank and Kate
have done this, and are donating their payment to CHP. It turns out that
the amount we are expecting puts us in the ballpark of covering the
costs of moving our big new museum items. So thanks a million, Frank and
Kate, for a tremendous amount of volunteer work, and also for a very
large donation of money!
Answer #2: The saga of the Acme Coke Plant teaches us a number of lessons in prudence: Trust everybody, but cut the cards. A steel industry artifact in hand is worth two in the bush. Measure twice, cut once. Be prepared. And so, to be fully prepared, this answer involves you. If you have not yet updated your annual membership, or if you'd care to make an additional contribution to this tax-exempt organization to help with the cost of these moves (and they are costly), now is a good time to help out.
PULLMAN IN THE NEWS: Good article in an Associate Press story carried by the Times of Northwest Indiana on April 28 concerning the rebuilding efforts at Pullman.
NEWS?: If you or your organization have items that you'd like to post in this newsletter, just email the editor, Mark Bouman, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALUMET HERITAGE CONFERENCE PLANS: Only about 140 shopping days left until the Annual Heritage Conference. The conference will be held Saturday, October 18 at Indiana University Northwest in Gary.