Saturday, October 20, 2018

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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Lost Marsh Golf Course 
1001 129th St.
Hammond, IN, 46320

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Mike Longan
Calumet Heritage Partnership

 19th Annual


 Celebrating and Restoring the Calumet's Living Landscape

Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Lost Marsh Golf Course

1001 129th St, Hammond, IN 46320

This year's conference explores the Calumet’s living landscape, asking questions of how we restore and sustain a balance among nature, commerce, and culture. What priorities are there for environmental restoration and stewardship? How can we work together across the region to better understand and share our natural, industrial, and cultural heritage?  How can we celebrate the culture and lives of those who helped, and continue to help create the Calumet? How can we share this heritage with visitors? We hope that you’ll join us in “Celebrating and Restoring the Calumet’s Living Landscape.” 

As always, following morning conference panels and lunch, we'll take time to enjoy some of the riches our region has to offer by going outside, and experiencing it first hand. This year our exploration will be from the vantage point of a canoe on Wolf Lake or a hike around its shore. 

Register by October 9th!  Registration fee includes morning conference presentations, lunch, afternoon excursion, and membership in the Calumet Heritage Partnership.


Preliminary Program

8:30 A.M. Registration, Meet and Greet, Table Displays, Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:10 A.M. Welcome
Michael Longan, President Calumet Heritage Partnership

9:10-10:00 A.M. Panel: Challenges and Opportunities of Environmental Stewardship in the Calumet
Presented by the Calumet Stewardship Initiative of CHP

10:00-10:20 A.M. Collaboration among Museums and Local History Centers in the Calumet
Presented by the Calumet Curators Group of CHP

10:20-10:35 A.M. Break

10:35-11:00 A.M. Panel: Preserving and Celebrating Calumet Cultural Heritage

11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Keynote Address: Brenda Barrett, Living Landscape Observer

12:00-12:10 P.M. Calumet National Heritage Area Management Planning Lunch Activity Orientation
Mark Bouman, Field Museum and Board member Calumet Heritage Partnership

12:10-2:00 P.M. Buffet Lunch

2:00-2:30 P.M. Travel to Wolf Lake

2:30-4:30 P.M. Canoeing Wolf Lake and/or Hike with Wilderness Inquiry
Join us for a celebratory group paddle on Wolf Lake with Wilderness Inquiry. Experience the unique intersection of history, nature, and industry that surround sthis bi-state lake from the water in a 10-personvoyager canoe. Not up for a paddle? Take a hike on the Wolf Lake boardwalk!

The Calumet Heritage Conference is presented by the


 The Calumet Heritage Partnership (CHP) is an all-volunteer organization focused on protecting and interpreting the Calumet region’s cultural, natural and recreational heritage. Calumet Collaborative was created to bring capacity and collective action to regional scale projects that will transform the Calumet through sustainable development. CHP and Calumet Collaborative, both bi-state nonprofit organizations, are collaborating to create and manage the Calumet Heritage Area and eventually, after Congressional designation, a Calumet National Heritage Area (CNHA). The Field Museum is a partner of both organizations in this endeavor.