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3rd Annual Calumet Heritage Conference
Rails & Tales
Celebrating our Railroad Heritage

Saturday, 6 October, 2001
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 1 - 5 p.m.
Indiana University Northwest
3400 Broadway, Gary, Indiana
easy to reach just south off I-94

Schedule of Events
8 a.m. - registration and exhibition
8:30 a.m. - program begins in Savannah Center (the building southeast of the parking lot off 33rd Avenue) 12 noon - lunch
1 p.m. - bus tour
5 p.m. - return to Ind. Univ. N.W.

Bus Tour
Join us in the afternoon for a bus tour that will take you to some of the locations discussed in the morning sessions. Several stops are planned including a visit to the Griffith Historical Society's Railroad Museum, located at what was once "Lake County's grandest railroad junction," and the Indiana Harbor Belt roundhouse & yard. We will also be visiting the Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, a former Michigan Central property.

Registration Information
You may register by mail or by phone. The fee includes lunch and materials, although lunch can only be guaranteed for those registered by October 1, 2001. A reserved seat on our afternoon bus tour is available for an additional charge. Due to limited space, advance registration is recommended. For more information, please contact Mary Tano at (708) 534-4484.

Directions to Indiana University Northwest
From Interstate 80/94 east or west
Exit south on Broadway (exit 10A)
Proceed south on Broadway to 33rd Avenue
Turn right on 33rd Avenue
Park in Lot Number 2

The Calumet Heritage Conference is being held in the Savannah Center located at the southeast corner of Lot Number 2


Registration Form

Name ____________________________________________________________

Organization ____________________________________________________

Address _________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

Day Phone _______________________________________________________

e-mail __________________________________________________________

non-member registration - $15
CHP-member/student registration - $10
bus tour - $10

Join the Calumet Heritage Partnership $_____

Total Amount Enclosed       $_____
Please send registration form and check, payable to Governors State University, to Attention: Calumet Heritage Partnership, South Metropolitan Regional Leadership Center, Governors State University, University Park IL 60466


The Calumet Region
The Third Annual Calumet Heritage Conference, Rails and Tales, on Saturday, October, 6 October, at Indiana University Northwest, is a celebration of our railroad heritage. Numerous railroads have threaded their way through the region's landscape and history. They have been instrumental in establishing a blend of industry, communities, and natural areas found nowhere else on earth.

This conference provides an opportunity to become more familiar with some of the rich heritage of the Calumet and the various groups and organizations working to celebrate its unique heritage.

The Calumet Heritage Partnership
The Partnership is a diverse bi-state coalition of environmental, cultural, and historical organizations, individuals, libraries, educational institutions, municipalities, and government agencies.

The Partnership's mission is to identify, preserve, protect, and reclaim the natural, historical, cultural, and recreational opportunities of the Calumet region of Illinois and Indiana. Its purpose is to educate and inspire the public, restore regional pride, and revitalize our communities and their interconnectedness.

Join the Partnership at the time of registration and receive a $5 discount on the conference.


You and other members of your not-for-profit organization are invited to make use of free tables for displaying, handing out, or selling posters, models, flyers, books, etc. If you may be interested in bringing an exhibit, please let us know as soon as possible, as the number of tables will be limited. Anyone is welcome to bring or send brochures to set on a freebie table however.

Take a look back at a bit of our first conference.