The purpose of the Midewin Heritage Association is to promote an understanding of the rich cultural and natural history of the land which today is Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie; along with those surrounding areas having a historical connection to this land. To this end, the organization assists the U.S. Forest Service in researching, documenting, recording and preserving the various aspects of Midewin’s past. We also assist in the presentation and interpretation of those historical and cultural records of Midewin’s history, and its significance. We encourage the support and development of local, state, and national programs promoting the understanding of the history of Midewin. And we hope to foster partnerships for the mutual benefit of organizations, agencies, local units of government and individuals concerned with the history of Midewin and the surrounding area. If you see a value to these goals, now is the time to join the Midewin Heritage Association.