Identifying, protecting, and preserving the natural,
cultural, and recreational heritage of the Calumet region of Illinois and
Calumet National Heritage Area Initiative News
Calumet National Heritage Area Feasibility
Study Draft Released The Calumet Heritage Partnership
is pleased to present a draft version of the the Feasibility
Study for the Proposed Calumet National Heritage Area. Please
look over the study. The public comment period will last for
30 days, January 4, 2017 - February 3, 2017. You'll find
the study and information about how you can provide feedback
on our CNHA Feasibilty Study Draft
Creating a Calumet National Heritage
About the Calumet National Heritage Area
The Calumet Heritage Partnership has initiated a feasibility
study to create a National Heritage Area. According to the National
Park Service, National Heritage Areas (NHAs) are regions "designated
by Congress as places where natural, cultural, and historic resources
combine to form a cohesive, nationally important landscape."
A public outreach toolkit consisting
of informational materials, presentations, and guidelines for giving
presentations on the Calumet NHA Initiative is now available for
Calumet Heritage Partnership News
Annual Membership Meeting Announced
The Calumet Heritage Partnership will hold its Annual Membership
Meeting on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at the Gardner Center for
the Arts 540 S. Lake Street in Gary. Doors open for the meeting
at 6:30, with the meeting itself to begin at 7:00 pm.
Lake Calumet - Then and Now: 2017
Calumet Events Series A presentation by Paul Petraitis
joined by Tom Shepherd, Lake Calumet Vision Committee will take
place Thursday, March 2, 2017. Sponsored by the Calumet Heritage
Partnership and Calumet Ecological Park Assn.
Thanks for Making the 2016 Calumet Heritage
Conference a Success!
Calumet Heritage Conference: Calumet National Heritage Area: The
The 17th Annual Calumet Heritage Conference was held on October
29, 2016 at Lake Etta County Park in Gary. The conference focused
on final presentation and open discussion of the feasibility study
findings to create a National Heritage Area for the bi-state Calumet
region. In the afternoon the conference featured a number of small
group tours to places around the Calumet. Photos, video, and other
materials from the conference have been posted and more will be
coming soon. 2016
Calumet Heritage Conference Resource Page
Encore Presentation of 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.
Community Conversations Notes Posted
Notes from the Community
Conversations conducted over the past year are being posted
online. The facilitators from the Field Museum have been working
to summarize the input provided by the folks who attended and shared
their knowledge and opinions about the region. The latest notes
Local History and Historic Preservation sessions and there are
more to come.
The Calumet Heritage Partnership serves the bi-state Calumet Region
of Indiana and Illinois. It seeks to unite people from both sides
of the state line to help tell the story of the Calumet Region.