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Calumet Revisited Visits History of Calumet

    This year’s series Calumet Revisited focuses on the cultural and environmental history of the Calumet Region.  Series’ discussions are at 5p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month from Sept. through May 2020, in Room 265 at Calumet College of St. Joseph (CCSJ), 2400 New York Avenue, Whiting, Indiana.
   If you have missed any of the presentations that were originally done on Tuesdays once a month at CCSJ, you can visit AWLI’s Website at: Under media, click videos, click “Calumet Revisited.” While there, you might wish to visit videos of previous presentations dating back to 2014.

     Now in its fifth year, the Forum seeks to shed light on the Calumet Region’s rich human history and environmental treasures. The Forum is jointly sponsored by the Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative (AWLI) and CCSJ.   Participants in the upcoming sessions will be treated to the history of the region from the Indiana Dunes to Blue Island and locations in between.
These are the speakers and topics for the season.

      AWLI, established in 1999, is a bi-state, not-for-profit organization and land trust with a mission of protecting and enhancing the Wolf Lake watershed.

   This year’s speakers are Nov. 3, 2020 Eli Suzukovich on Native American life in the Calumet Region and Dec. 1, Gloria Orozco, on volunteer opportunities at three sites, Whistler Woods, Beaubien Woods, and Kickapoo Woods.   

    In 2021 our Jan. 5th, 2021 guest will be Dick Lanyon, on his new book, Calumet, First and Forever, Draining the South Area and Territorial Expansion.   
     On Feb. 2, 2021 Donna Resetar will discuss dragonflies that inhabit the Region, and the season will end on March 2, 2021 with speaker Geof Benson.

    Calumet Revisited is sponsored by the Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative and Calumet College of St. Joseph’s History Program and partially funded by the Indiana Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

     Calumet College of St. Joseph has been a part of Northwest Indiana since 1951 and lies within the Wolf Lake watershed.
     The AWLI is a not-for-profit bi-state organization and land trust that seeks to improve Wolf Lake and its surrounding natural areas. The AWLI may be contacted by calling: 219 933-7149 or 312 220-0120,,

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