The Northwest Indiana Steel Heritage Project is an organization dedicated to preserving the steelmaking history that forged the identity of our region. We are determined to save, protect and preserve the stories, artifacts, machines and history of the entire steelmaking industry of Northwest Indiana for future generations. The Northwest Indiana Steel Heritage Project, (NISHP), is a 501(C)(3) organization chartered to establish an interactive regional steel industry museum.
The envisioned museum would combine
interactive displays with static pieces. The museum will display large
equipment, such as steelmaking locomotives, hot metal sub cars, ingots and
ladles at various sites to allow visitors to see and experience the
artifacts and to provide local students with an opportunity for enriched,
hands-on learning. . Static displays will capture steelworker stories and
the environment that they toiled in, forging steel by the tons as they
forged a collective identity from the diverse ethnic groups drawn to the
Region in pursuit of the American Dream.
|NISHP represents a partnership
between industry, labor and the larger community. The group is a
volunteer based committee of dedicated individuals whose experience,
knowledge and passion has led them to push for a museum that would
preserve the unique history of steel in Northwest Indiana and
educate the public about the industries advancements and future.
Throughout history, human and
natural forces conspired to create something very special. For
Northwest Indiana, that was and remains STEEL—its production and all
that goes into it. Steel in the area of Northwest Indiana is not
just what our mills produce, but also defines us as residents. To
define the identity of one is to capture the history and future of
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