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 is dedicated to enriching the lives of the residents of Clay Township and the city of Carmel by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history of the Monon Train Depot, the city of Carmel and Clay Township, and the people who have lived here. 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

Media Factory

Carmel Home Living – Angela Delise

Browning Day Mullins Dierdor

Edward Jones- Kelly Hindman

Bussell Family Funerals

Senior Home Companions

F.A. Wilhelm Construction Co.

Wedgewood Building Company



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