Beyond Artifacts: The Living Element in Industrial Heritage Areas


Saturday, October 13, 2007

Program 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Free Pullman Factory Tour 1:30 2:30 pm
Pullman House Tour at additional charge

New Academic Library at Chicago State University

9501 South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois

Sponsored by the Calumet Heritage Partnership and Chicago State University

Conference Registration

Beyond Artifacts: The Living Element in Industrial Heritage Areas

The 8th Annual Calumet Heritage Conference, on Saturday, October 13, 2007, in the New Academic Library at Chicago State University, is a celebration of the Calumet region’s foundations and future………its heritage.

Changing regional fortunes can mean that familiar landmarks and landscapes vanish forever. Rather than closing off the possibility of regional heritage interpretation, such setbacks can lead to surprising new opportunities to explore an area’s life and livelihoods. This conference explores the theme of industrial heritage interpretation when the physical structures are gone.

The CALUMET HERITAGE PARTNERSHIP is a diverse bi state coalition of environmental, cultural and historical organizations, individuals, libraries, educational institutions, municipalities and government agencies. Its mission is to
identify, preserve, protect, and reclaim the natural, historical, cultural, and recreational treasures of the Calumet region.

Join the Calumet Heritage Partnership (CHP) when you
register and receive a $5 discount for the conference.

Annual Dues:
Individual Sustaining $ 20.00
Individual $ 10.00
Senior Citizen / Student $ 5.00
Non Profit Organization $ 25.00
Corporate/Government $ 50.00

Schedule of Events



The Next Day, and the Next: Doing History After Demolition

Dr. Sharon Ann Holt

Director, Mid Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH), Rutgers University


Extending the Labor Trail to the Calumet Region
Dr. Leon Fink and Jeffrey Helgeson
University of Illinois Chicago
Chicago Center for Working Class Studies

Beyond the Coke Plant: New Developments on the Acme Steel Museum Project

Dr. Mark Bouman
Chicago State University

Marian Byrnes
Calumet Heritage Partnership (CHP)


Historic Pullman Tours

Join us for a free guided tour of the Pullman Factory and Hotel Florence at 1:30 conducted
by Mike Wagenbach, Supervisor of the Pullman State Historic Site. An optional walking tour through the homes of the Pullman community on Chicago’s southeast side is also available at a discounted rate of $17.00 for
Calumet Heritage Conference attendees.

Registration Information

You may register either by mail or by phone. The fee includes conference materials and lunch. Advance registration is recommended by October 5, 2007 to assure yourself space and a lunch. For more information about the conference or house tour, please contact Michael Siola at (773) 995 2964.

Directions To The Conference

Maps and Directions from CSU

The 2007 Calumet Heritage Conference is being held in the Auditorium of the New Academic Library located on the campus of Chicago State University at 9501 S. King Drive in Chicago, Illinois. Campus parking is $4.00

From NW Indiana or the South Suburbs:

Take Interstate 80/94 (the Bishop Ford Expressway) north and exit at Stony Island Avenue/95th Street. Turn left at 95th Street and Stony Island Avenue and proceed west to the St. Lawrence Avenue entrance. Follow the signs to the New Academic Library.

From Downtown Chicago: Take the Dan Ryan Expressway (I 94) south from the Loop and exit the expressway at 95th Street. Turn left and proceed east for 3/4 mile to the St. Lawrence Avenue entrance and follow the posted signs to the New Academic Library.

Registration Form (to print, fill out, and mail)