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.

Our Mission

The Carmel Clay Historical Society encourages an appreciation for and understanding of the settlement, growth, and development of the city of Carmel and Clay Township, bringing historical relevance/ context and enrichment to the lives of it citizens and visitors. The CCHS fulfills its mission by providing educational services in the following ways:

  • Public Programs about local topics
  • Tours of the Monon Railroad Depot Museum
  • Curriculum materials to schools on local and county history
  • Historic Home Tours highlighting local architecture and antiques
  • Providing genealogical assistance to area researchers
  • Maintaining an archives of letters, diaries, newspapers, documents, and artifacts that pertain to Carmel and Clay Township

Special thanks is extended to our Corporate Sponsors:

Old Town Design Group

Engledow Group

Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf

Woodland Terrace of Carmel

Sun King Brewery

Current in Carmel

Wedgewood Building Company

The Barrington of Carmel

Rangeline Self Storage

The National Bank of Indianapolis

Finecraft Builders

Ceramica, Inc.

Indiana Brick Co.

Church Church Hittle + Antrim

Coldwell Banker – Kaiser Real Estate

Ogle Design

Carmel Welding

Shepherd Insurance


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