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The 5th Annual Calumet Heritage Conference

Saturday, May 8, 2004
Program 8:30 am to 2:00 pm                              Field Outing 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The Center at Purdue University Calumet
2300  173rd Street, Hammond, Indiana

    Sponsored by the Calumet Heritage Partnership

The 5th Annual Calumet Heritage Conference, on Saturday, May 8, 2004 in The Center at Purdue University Calumet, is a celebration of the Calumet Region’s foundations and future  ...its heritage.

Please join in a lively conversation amongst local residents, and those with local interests, to explore:  landscapes found here and then modified; the landmarks which give the Region meaning; and the linkages shared by neighbors, industries, culture, recreation, transportation and the environment.  Together, we will forge the strongest link of all:
    vision & action

the Calumet Heritage Partnership
is a diverse bi-state coalition of environmental, cultural and historical organizations, individuals, libraries, educational institutions, municipalities and government agencies.  Its mission is to identify, preserve, protect and reclaim the natural, historical, cultural and recreational treasures of the Calumet Region.

Directions to Conference

The Calumet Heritage Conference is being held in The Center at Purdue University Calumet, 2300  173rd Street, Hammond, Indiana.  The Center is located at the far south end of campus.

CONSTRUCTION ALERT:  Anticipate delays due to I-80/94 construction between IN/IL stateline & Cline Ave.  For help, see:

From Indiana/East:  Take I-80/94 (Borman Expressway) west & exit at Indianapolis Blvd, northbound.  At 173rd St turn right & travel  0.5 mi. east to campus.  Turn right into parking lot & proceed to The Center.

From Illinois/West:  Take I-80/94 east into IN & exit at Calumet Ave, northbound.  At 173rd St turn right & travel 1.5 miles east to campus.  Turn right into parking lot & proceed to The Center.  ALTERNATES:  If I-80/94 is stopped, exit in IL at Halsted or Torrence & travel north to 159th St/River Oaks Dr.  Turn right & drive into IN; road becomes 165th St.  Go 2 mi. to Indianapolis Blvd; turn right/south to 173rd St.  Turn left to campus.  OR, from Ford Freeway, exit at 159th St & travel east, as above.

Schedule of Events

8:30 am Registration & Exhibits

9:00 am Presentations      Welcoming Remarks by Dr. Howard Cohen, Chancellor, Purdue University Calumet (invited) , and CHP Vice President, Sherry A. Meyer, InSites

                                        Calumet Beginnings: Local History from the Ground Up by Kenneth J. Schoon, author & professor Indiana University Northwest

10:00 am Poster Session & Exhibits; Break

10:30 am Presentations        More than a Century of Connecting People & Places; and now the South Shore Line Heritage Corridor’s “90 Mile Museum” by John Hankey, South Shore Line Heritage Foundation (invited)

                                            Why Extend the I&M Heritage Corridor to Lake Michigan?  by Ana B. Koval, President & CEO, Canal Corridor Association
11:30 am Break

11:40 am Round Table Sessions
                An opportunity for members of the Calumet community to make connections and envision strategies for the Region

12:30 pm Lunch

1:15 pm Wrap-Up Session: Vision to Action

2:00 - 4:00 pm Field Outings (optional)
                        Explore Purdue Calumet’s Hoosier  tree trail, Hammond’s Bailey Woods or the Oxbow Lake

Registration Information
--> The fee includes box lunch and conference materials.  --> Advance registration is recommended by May 3, either by mail or phone, to assure yourself space and a lunch.  --> Select a field outing: the tree trail is on campus; driving directions will be provided for the other nearby sites.  --> For more information about the conference and outings, please contact Bob Kelliher at (708) 841-0174.

___ Non-Member Registration    $20.00

___ CHP Member / Student Registration (enclose CHP dues or copy of student ID)    $15.00

Membership in the Calumet Heritage Partnership!    $________


Bob Kelliher, Treasurer
Calumet Heritage Partnership
14201 S. Stewart Avenue
Riverdale, IL 60827