A Heritage Resources Journey
Calumet Heritage Partnership's
14th Annual Calumet Heritage Conference
Saturday, October 26, 2013
in the Historic Clock Tower Factory Building
Pullman State Historic Site
A web of great and historic neighborhoods like Pullman drapes the region. These places have great stories told by people and the landscapes they have made, stories enlivened and informed by the region's archives, libraries and local history centers. Stitched together, these local resources shine light on a regional story of great national import.
What the resources are and how they can come together in light of a Calumet Heritage Area -- reintroduced to the region at last year's conference and this spring's Calumet Summit -- will be the subject of this conference's presentations, conversations and on-site explorations.
Registration Fee $30
Lunch, afternoon tours and membership are included in the registration fee.
Reduced student and senior rates are available.
Please register by October 16.
Mark Bouman, President, Calumet Heritage Partnership
"Calumet Archives: The Ties That Bind a Prodigal Pullmanite to
Family, Community and Region"
Arthur Pearson, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
Conversation One: Authors and Archives
How do local archival resources help authors tell Calumet stories of national significance?
Christine Walley | Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Exit Zero:
Family and Class in Postindustrial Chicago
Kenneth J. Schoon | Indiana University Northwest | Dreams of Duneland:
A Pictoral History of the Indiana Dunes Region
Michael Innis-Jiménez | University of Alabama | Steel Barrio:
The Great Mexican Migration to South Chicago
Glory-June Greiff | Public Historian| People, Parks and Perceptions:
A History and Appreciation of Indiana State Parks
Facilitator: Jane Nicoll | Park Forest Historical Society | Park Forest
House Museum | South Suburban Heritage Association
Interactive Exhibits | Networks Revisited | Refreshments
Conversation Two: Nodes and Networks
How can archives and other heritage resources connect people who care about
the natural, historical, cultural and recreational assets of the region?
James Lane | Calumet Regional Archives, Indiana University Northwest | Steel Shavings
John Beckman | CatalystEco Consulting Group | Pragmatic Conservation
Tiffany Tolbert | Indiana Landmarks | Preservation Day Camps for Kids
Diane Banta | Rivers, Trails & Conservation, National Park Service | Heritage on the Ground
Facilitator: Stephen McShane | Calumet Regional Archives, Indiana University Northwest
Conversation Three: Calumet's Networked Journey Ahead
What might our Calumet Heritage network look like?
A conversation between the Conference Audience and Mark Bouman
of the Calumet Heritage Partnership.
Facilitator: Gregg Hertzlieb | Brauer Museum, Valparaiso University
Mark Bouman President, Calumet Heritage Partnership
Regional Lunch Fare | Networks Savored
Walking Workshops: Archives, Networks and Heritage Revealed
Pullman and the Calumet Heritage Partnership will serve as case studies for our afternoon
exploration of the practical life of resource archives, networks and heritage. Journey along a three segment circuit where you will meet and learn from local experts who work with the archives, built environment and other local resources to enrich and strengthen regional connections. The tour segments are expected to be completed around 4:30 p.m.
Segment One: The Care, Feeding and Maintenance of Archives
A tour of the Calumet Industrial Heritage Archives in the Pullman Factory
and Administration Building
Segment Two: Community and Built Environment
A walk through the Town of Pullman in search of archived meanings
and knowledge networks
Segment Three: Heritage Connections: Resources that Put Us on the Map
A look at the local networks and resources that turned "Pullman"
into a household name
Notes for the Day
Attendees should dress appropriately for the weather, wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for some Pullman dust, as the site is still undergoing restoration. The afternoon walking tours will go on rain or shine.
If you have any special dietary or physical needs, please contact Kelly Butler at
Parking is available on site. Please enter through the gates just north of
111th Street on Cottage Grove at 11057 S. Cottage Grove.
The Calumet Heritage Partnership,
Pullman State Historic Site
The Field Museum