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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

  • 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:

Become a Corporate or Event Sponsor!

Please consider becoming a corporate sponsor or event sponsor for CCHS in 2024. Your company can receive exposure to local residents and tourists alike by sponsoring any of the CCHS events or activities. We are available to meet at your convenience to discuss an opportunity to enhance your company, our community and the Carmel Clay Historical Society. Thank you!

Contact us at, or 317-846-7117.

Event sponsors