Founders’ Week

May 8th – 14th

CCHS Founders logo (horse and plow)

In commemoration of our State’s 200th Birthday, the Carmel Clay Historical Society is celebrating history with a week of activities and programs during our first annual Founders’ Week! This celebration of our roots will occur throughout the Carmel Arts & Design District. You’ll hear a performance by the Wendy Reed Band, have the chance to see children engaged in history in our History Kids’ Area, meet a Hoosier Pioneer in person, and experience our new digital addition to the Monon Depot Museum’s permanent exhibit, The Story of Carmel, Indiana. Take a stroll down to the Museum of Miniature Houses on May 11th to hear speaker Thomas Hamm’s program, “Quakers and the Underground Railroad in the mid-19th century,” coinciding with the Hoosier History told in miniature exhibit at the Museum of Miniature Houses.

All events and activities are free and suited for all ages. We’ll see you the second week of May to celebrate our State’s Bicentennial and the early years of our community.

Schedule of Events

May 8, 1-4pm – Monon Depot – Exhibit Opening – “The Hoosier Centennial: A Look Back at the 1916 Celebration” & “The Story of Carmel”

May 11, 6:30pm – Museum of Miniature Houses – “Quakers and the Underground Railroad in the mid-19th century” by Thomas Hamm

May 14, 1-4pm – lot at Monon and Main – Performance by the Wendy Reed Band — CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

May 14, 1-4:30pm – lawn of the Monon Depot – Kids Activity Area, brought to you by Sugarbuzz

May 14, 2:30-4:30pm lawn of the Monon Depot – “Visit with a Hoosier Pioneer”, by Kevin Stonerock

May 14, 1-6pm – Monon Depot – Exhibits on display, refreshments provided by:

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