Industrial Heritage in the Calumet Region 
Community Conversations
Current and former industrial workers, union members, historians, Calumet residents -- this gathering is for you!
The Calumet region has a rich and significant industrial heritage, serving as an economic engine for America for over a century. If you have worked or currently work in Calumet industry or have been influenced by it, come share your reflections on the region's industries, from steel mills to railroads to food processing. How do you connect with Calumet's industrial heritage? How is it relevant today? We are interested in hearing your take on the unique nature of the Calumet region, its contributions to industrial America, and the ways you would like this heritage represented in a future Calumet National Heritage Area.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015*
Monday, March 16, 2015*
5:30-7:30 pm                                           -OR-
                        5:30-7:30 pm
Porter County Public Library
2665 Irving St.
Portage, IN 46368
  Vodak-East Side Branch 
Chicago Public Library

3710 East 106th Street

Chicago, IL 60617
Please bring a photo or an object that tells a story about your experience with industry in the Calumet region. We will use these to start the conversation, so come ready to share! 
 About a Calumet National Heritage Area
Across the country, National Heritage Area designations have helped benefit local communities and landscapes. This set of industrial heritage conversations are the next in a series of community discussions about the potential for creating a heritage area for the Calumet region. In the coming months, residents, organizations, and businesses will be asked to share their visions of how the region's heritage can help to build its future. Hosted by The Field Museum in collaboration with the Calumet Heritage Partnership, these conversations will contribute to a feasibility study for a Calumet National Heritage Area in Northeast Illinois and Northwest Indiana. Future topics will include the region's environmental, cultural, and recreational resources.

* You do not need to attend both for your voice to be heard!

To RSVP or for more information, contact Madeleine Tudor: or (312) 665-7471

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