The Calumet Region wraps around the southwestern end of Lake Michigan. This region includes southern sections of Chicago and its suburbs and reaches well into northwestern Indiana. The region is a premier example of our countryís urban and industrial growth over more than 100 years. With this growth have been dramatic impacts on the natural beauty and environment of a unique region where lake meets prairie and woodlands.
This conference is an opportunity to learn more about the region and the various groups and organizations interested in celebrating, preserving and protecting the unique heritage of the Calumet region.
Calumet Heritage Partnership Presents
Calumet Heritage Conference: Calumet 101
An Introduction to the Heritage of the Calumet Region
Saturday, October 16, 1999
Schedule of Events:
8 am Registration/Exhibition
9 am Welcome
Larry McCLellan, Governors State University
Andre Gaither, National Park Service
Introduction to the dayís events
9:15 am Geography/Natural Areas
Mark Bouman- Chicago State University
An introduction to the geographical history
and natural areas of the region. Learn how
the region is defined via its geography /
geology / environment.
10 am History/Heritage
Stephen McShane- Indiana University Northwest
(Slide Presentation) An introduction to the
Calumet Regional Archives. See how the region
is reflected in the archives
10:45 am BREAK
11 am Real Estate and Industry
Joseph C. Bigott- Purdue University-Calumet
An overview of the regionís industrial and
economic history, specifically the development
of Hammond (1859-1906). Learn how the region
is defined in terms of industrial growth and
11:45 am Heritage/Culture
Archibald McKinley, The Times
An overview of the regionís cultural heritage
and patterns associated with it. Learn how
the region is defined in terms of culture.
12:30 pm Introduction to Calumet Heritage Partnership
Bowden Quinn, Calumet Heritage Partnership
An overview of the Partnership, its purpose
and an invitation to participate.
1 pm LUNCH
Feel free to stay, talk with friends, and
visit the exhibit hall.
1:30 p.m. BUS TOUR (Optional)
3-4 hour bus tour of Calumet heritage sites
Calumet College of St. Joseph
2400 New York Avenue
just south of U.S. 12/20 near the Whiting border
Convenient to the Chicago Skyway, the Indiana Tollroad, the Cline Extension (912), and every other highway from anywhere.
Link to directions at: http://www.ccsj.edu/locations/whiting_map.html
You may register by mail, by fax, or by phone. The fee includes lunch and materials, although lunch can only be guaranteed for those registered by October 10, 1999. An optional bus tour of Calumet heritage sites is available for an additional charge. Due to limited space, advance registration is recommended. For more information please contact Governors State University (708)534.4484 or visit our website at: http://www.lincolnnet.net/ .
Registration by October 10- $15.00
Optional Bus Tour- $5.00
Total Amount Enclosed- $_______
Please return Registration Form and check payable to: Governors State University
Calumet Heritage Partnership
South Metropolitan Regional Leadership Center
Attention: Calumet Heritage Partnership
Governors State University
University Park, Illinois 60466 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.lincolnnet.net
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