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The Calumet Celebrates the Burnham Plan

The Calumet Celebrates the Burnham Plan

The Calumet Ecological Park Association will host a special evening of presentations to celebrate the Burnham Plan Centennial. Presentations will focus on different aspects of planning for Calumet from the past through the present and into the future.

Presenters and their topics include:

  • Rod Sellers, Southeast Chicago Historical Society-  "The Burnham Plan:Impetus for Change on Chicago's Southeast Side."
  • Nicole Kamins, Chicago Department of Environment- "The Calumet Initiative."
  • Eleanor Roemer, Friends of the Parks-  "The Last Four Miles: Completing Chicago's Lakefront."
  • Shaw Chicago actors will be performing a special skit

Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. and presentations will begin at 7. The public is invited to take part in this celebration and participate in future plans for the Calumet.

You can learn more about the Calumet by visiting Chicago Wilderness Magazine's spring issue featuring the Calumet. The Calumet Ecological Park Association's video, "The Evolving Calumet: A Journey" is available free to educators and organizations by calling Judy at the number listed here. The video is also available to the public at the Chicago Public Library.

Program Partners include the City of Chicago, Friends of the Parks and Southeast Chicago Historical Society.

Program Partners

Calumet Ecological Park Association

The mission of the Calumet Ecological Park Association (CEPA) is to preserve and enhance a variety of natural, cultural, and historical areas in the Calumet region for present and future generations.

CEPA was founded in 1993 as a bi-state organization, ...[MORE]

Friends of the Parks

Friends of the Parks (FOTP) is a park advocacy organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, and improving Chicago's parks and forest preserves for all citizens. Since 1975, FOTP has increase private and public commitment to Chicago's parks through establishing park advisory councils, ...[MORE]

Southeast Chicago Historical Society

The Southeast Chicago Historical Museum, officially named the James P. Fitzgibbons Memorial Museum, is dedicated to collecting materials and preserving the histories of the Chicago communities of South Chicago, East Side, South Deering, and Hegewisch.[MORE]

This program was offered on these dates:
Thursday, June 18, 2009 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Calumet Ecological Park Association

Cost: Free

Contact: Judith A. Lihota 12932 S. Escanaba Ave. Chicago, IL 60633 (773) 646-4773

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