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Welcome To the Carmel Clay Historical Society

The Carmel Clay Historical Society (CCHS) was formed in 1975 by a group of local residents as part of the nation’s Bicentennial celebration and dedicated the study of Carmel and Clay Township’s history. That same year the City of Carmel gave the historic 1883 Monon Railroad Depot to the society, which it maintains today as a museum of local history.

Upcoming Events

Carmel International Arts Festival

September 23, 2023-September 24, 2024
Carmel International Arts Festival: Mural painting for Children’s Area Stop by the CCHS booth at the Carmel International Arts Festival, where children are invited to help create a mural for…

Carmel Clay History Fair

November 12, 2023 13:00
Hamilton County turns 200 this year, and you’re invited to the party! Clay Township is a special part of Hamilton County’s rich history, so we’re celebrating all things Carmel/Clay Township…

Visitor Info

Admission Prices



Groups (10 max)


Youth 19 – 24


Opening Hours

Tuesday – Saturday

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Our collection currently contains more than 250,000 photos of Carmel history.






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