The sum total of ways of living built up by a group of human beings which is transmitted from one generation to another.

The Civic Center Authority is committed to the cultural development of the I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor in our area.

The Civic Center Authority works to preserve our local cultural heritage through the following projects

   Santa Fe Prairie ....preserving our original landscape

   Canal Rejuvenation ....restoring the I&M Canal

   The Chicago Portage National Historic Site Educational Curricula ....transmitting our origins from one generation to the next