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The original wooden signs from the 1980’s Carmelot playground will be available for public viewing in the Monon Depot Museum starting Wednesday, February 26 until March 1. The exhibit hours are Wednesday and Thursday 10am-4pm, Friday 10am-7pm, and Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm. The Carmel Parks Department salvaged the boards listing contributors of Carmel’s public playground located at Gray Road and 106th Street. Then local volunteer woodworkers from The Barrington of Carmel led by Von Ballew and Woody Hurst reconditioned the boards for the Carmel Clay Historical Society. If you have any pictures or memories of this beloved playground that you would be willing to loan for this exhibit, please contact the CCHS office at 317-846-7117 or email

The 23rd Annual Holiday Home Tour is fast approaching, and we couldn’t be more excited! This year’s tour will feature six homes of a variety of styles from historic to mid-century modern to new construction. All of the homes are in and around the Carmel Arts and Design District. The VIP tour on Friday December 6, 6-9pm, will be followed by a reception with wine and appetizers at the Heath home on West Main Street. On Saturday, December 7, attendees may tour the homes from 11am-5pm. Both tours are walkable and self-guided.

Friday evening tickets are $60(presale) $65 at the door. This ticket includes a wine and appetizer reception following the home tour.Saturday tickets are $30 presale and for members. $35 at the door.

Patrons may park in one of the City garages or on the street. Maps to the homes will be available at the Monon Depot.

Volunteers are needed! Contact Debbie Gangstad at 317-979-4236 to volunteer or with any questions. We look forward to seeing you at our annual holiday event as you support the Carmel Clay Historical Society’s largest annual fundraiser!

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Judy Singleton lives on land originally purchased in 1856 by her Great-Great Grandparents Hiram and Nancy Haverstick. She was inspired by three generations of women who loved gardening and began her flowerbeds with starts and plants from their yards. She likens the overall design of her yard to a crazy quilt made up of several small distinct pieces. Each area reflects a personal memory of a person, a place, or an experience. Boxwoods, wardi yew, and azaleas provide the unifying thread between the areas including the Live and Let Live Garden, the Rose Gardens, the Brown County Overlook, the Bird Feeding Garden, East Coast Garden, Memory Walk, the Wild Area, the Play Ground, the Climbing Tree Garden, and Grandmother’s Garden.

On Thursday, June 6, CCHS will offer tours of Judy’s garden at 10:30am and 11:30am, rain or shine. Join us for some refreshments as Judy shares the stories and significance of each area of the garden. Tickets are $15. You can register for this event here.