Calumet Heritage Partnership

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

Calumet National Heritage Area Initiative

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 closed on February 13, 2017 but the draft study is still available to read. You'll find the study on our CNHA Feasibilty Study Draft Page.

Provide a Letter of Support for the Calumet National Heritage Area

Creating a Calumet National Heritage Area

About the Calumet National Heritage Area Feasibility Study

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."


For more information see our National Heritage Area Feasibility Initiative page. 


For the latest news see Feasibility Study Update Newsletter Number 8 released November 21, 2016.

Public Outreach Toolkit Available

A public outreach toolkit consisting of informational materials, presentations, and guidelines for giving presentations on the Calumet NHA Initiative is now available for download.


Calumet Heritage Partnership News


2017 Calumet Events Series
Chorus of Voices: Retelling Northwest Indiana HistoryWoman showing a photo and man putting a pin on a map

The Welcome Project's "Chorus of Voices:Retelling Northwest Indiana History" is the next event in our 2017 Events Series.  It will be held April 27, 4-6 P.M. at the Helge Center, 1600 Chapel Dr. on the VU campus. Many in Nothwest Indiana have family stories that connect us to Gary. Join us as we share excerpts from an audio documentary that aims to tell the story... Additional details.
Annual Membership Meeting The Calumet Heritage Partnership held its Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at the Gardner Center for the Arts 540 S. Lake Street in Gary. Continue Reading...

Thanks for Making the 2016 Calumet Heritage Conference a Success!
Calumet Heritage Conference: Calumet National Heritage Area: The Proposal

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