Calumet Heritage Conference – Oct 26

Please join the Calumet Heritage Partnership for the 14th Annual Calumet Heritage Conference

Network Calumet: A Heritage Resources Journey

pullmanSaturday, October 26, 2013  •  In the Historic Clock Tower Factory Building at the Pullman State Historic Site  •  11057 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL  •  8:30am-4:30pm  •  $30

A web of great and historic neighborhoods like Pullman drapes the region. These places have great stories told by people and the landscapes they have made, stories enlivened and informed by the region’s archives, libraries and local history centers.

Stitched together, these local resources shine light on a regional story of great national import.

What the resources are and how they can come together in light of a Calumet Heritage Area — reintroduced to the region at last year’s conference and this spring’s Calumet Summit — will be the subject of this conference’s presentations, conversations and on-site explorations.

For more information email kbutler @ fieldmuseum.org or call (312) 665-7481.

Preliminary Program8:30 a.m.Registration | Networks Awakened | Coffee
9 a.m.WelcomeMark Bouman, President, Calumet Heritage Partnership
“Calumet Archives: The Ties That Bind a Prodigal Pullmanite  to Family, Community and Region”Arthur Pearson, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
Conversation One: Authors and Archives How do local archival resources help authors tell Calumet stories of national significance?Christine Walley | Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Exit Zero: Family and Class in Postindustrial ChicagoKenneth J. Schoon | Indiana University Northwest | Dreams of Duneland: 

A Pictoral History of the Indiana Dunes Region

Michael Innis-Jiménez | University of Alabama | Steel Barrio: 

The Great Mexican Migration to South Chicago

Glory-June Greiff | Public Historian| People, Parks and Perceptions: 

A History and Appreciation of Indiana State Parks 

Facilitator: Jane Nicoll | Park Forest Historical Society | Park Forest

House Museum | South Suburban Heritage Association

10:45 a.m.Interactive Exhibits | Networks Revisited | RefreshmentsExhibits will be on display at this time and throughout the lunch break. If you are interested in bringing an exhibit for your organization, please contact Kelly Butler at (312) 665-7481 or kbutler@fieldmuseum.org to ensure a space.
Conversation Two: Nodes and Networks How can archives and other heritage resources connect people who care about the natural, historical, cultural and recreational assets of the region?James Lane | Calumet Regional Archives, Indiana University Northwest | Steel ShavingsJohn Beckman | CatalystEco Consulting Group | Pragmatic Conservation

Tiffany Tolbert | Indiana Landmarks | Preservation Day Camps for Kids

Diane Banta | Rivers, Trails & Conservation, National Park Service | Heritage on the Ground

Facilitator: Stephen McShane | Calumet Regional Archives, Indiana University Northwest

 Conversation Three: Calumet’s Networked Journey AheadWhat might our Calumet Heritage network look like?  A conversation between the Conference Audience and Mark Boumanof the Calumet Heritage Partnership.

Facilitator: Gregg Hertzlieb | Brauer Museum, Valparaiso University

Closing RemarksMark Bouman President, Calumet Heritage Partnership
1 p.m.Regional Lunch Fare | Networks Savored
2:15 p.m.Walking Workshops: Archives, Networks and Heritage RevealedPullman and the Calumet Heritage Partnership will serve as case studies for our afternoon  exploration of the practical life of resource archives, networks and heritage. Journey along a three segment circuit where you will meet and learn from local experts who work with the archives, built environment and other local resources to enrich and strengthen regional connections. The tour segments are expected to be completed around 4:30 p.m.Segment One: The Care, Feeding and Maintenance of Archives

A tour of the Calumet Industrial Heritage Archives in the Pullman Factory

and Administration Building

Segment Two: Community and Built Environment

A walk through the Town of Pullman in search of archived meanings

and knowledge networks

Segment Three:  Heritage Connections: Resources that Put Us on the Map

A look at the local networks and resources that turned “Pullman”

into a household name