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gathering of Calumet curators


Calumet Curators

The Calumet Voices, National Stories exhibition series is a collaborative effort of the Calumet Curators, a group of the Calumet Heritage Partnership, and the Field Museum. This series showcases the rich cultural, industrial, and natural heritage of the Calumet region. Check out the profiles below for more information about each of our partners.

The Barker Mansion serves to interpret the history of the Barker legacy and its context within Michigan City, Indiana.

Valparaiso University’s Brauer Museum of Art seeks to educate patrons and students alike on the American and International art they collect, preserve, and exhibit.

The Cedar Lake Historical Association shares the history of the region through the Museum at Lassen’s resort and various year round events and programs.

The Field Museum is a world class science and education institution that connects all of us to the natural world and the human story. 

The Hammond Public Library is an institution of lifelong learning; connecting people, information and ideas.

Lakeshore People's Museum

The Lakeshore People’s Museum is a partnership between the United Urban Network and a cohort of Northwest Indiana nonprofits.

People for Community Recovery is an organization that takes a grassroots model approach alongside community led action on key issues of climate and environmental pollution, housing, and economy.

The Pullman National Monument is part of the National Park Service and shares stories of American industrialization and civil rights.

The Southeast Chicago Historical Museum is a community-based museum, which aims to support the community in the exploration of their history through collections of oral histories and donated materials.

The Westchester Township History Museum serves as a community hub through the services and resources they provide.

Since 1971, the Blue Island Historical Society has worked to discover and share the rich history of exploration, development, art and daily life of Blue Island and the surrounding areas.

The Calumet Heritage Partnership seeks to enrich lives through stewardship and interpretation of the Calumet Region's Heritage.

The Crown Point Community Library works to help build community through its collections, programming and its mission of creating a space for people to read, discover, and connect.

The Gary Public Library and Cultural Center is the area’s oldest collection of local history, and is both an educational and social institution in the community.

The Historic Pullman Foundation steward the preservation of buildings, documents, and artifacts to share important Pullman history and stories.

The Northwest Indiana Steel Heritage Project centers diverse stories and the relationship of the steel industry to the environment to create an interactive and engaging presentation of steel’s societal impact.

The Porter County Museum shares the history of diversity, vibrancy, and beauty of the region and is the oldest institution of its kind in Porter County.

The Robbins History Museum researches, collects, preserves, displays and educates the world of the extraordinary history of the people of Robbins, Illinois and its historic 1931 All-Black Airport.

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority (SSCVA) is a sales and marketing organization that leads the hospitality industry and aids its partners through the development and support of attractions throughout the region. The SSCVA is located in the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond, Indiana.

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