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Chicago Field Museum exhibit arrives at Indiana Welcome Center

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The newest exhibition in the Calumet Voices, National Stories series recently arrived at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

The show includes flora, fauna and fossils from the Field Museum’s Calumet collections. It also includes a 10-foot-tall steel plate personalized by women steelworkers integral to the WWII war effort, Native American artwork and many other elements. Together, they tell the story of the industry, ecosystems and cultures that embody the Calumet region.

“As we unveil this captivating new exhibit, we embark on a journey through time, where each artifact and narrative tells a story of resilience, innovation and the human spirit,” said Nikki Lopez, South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority interim president and CEO, in a press release.

The Field Museum organized the exhibit in collaboration with the Calumet Heritage Partnership. The exhibit is presented by the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority.

“This exhibition partnership stems in part from our years of doing ethnographic research in the Calumet region, and hearing residents talk in a variety of ways about their deep connections to this place and to each other,” said Madeleine Tudor of the Field Museum's Keller Science Action Center.

The Calumet Voices, National Stories exhibit will run until Oct. 6. Learn more about the exhibit here.

The South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority promotes attractions throughout the Region. The organization aims to increase economic impact and enhance the communities'​ quality of life. The South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority was created by the Indiana General Assembly in 1983.

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