Founders’ Week is NEXT WEEK!

May 2, 2016

CCHS Founders logo (horse and plow)

What are you doing to celebrate the State’s Bicentennial? Join us the week of May 8th – 14th for a full schedule of events! The celebration begins with 2 exhibit openings at the Monon Depot on Sunday, May 8. Members are invited to preview the exhibits on the 7th from 1-4pm.  Our traveling exhibit, The Hoosier Centennial: A Look Back at the 1916 Celebration, and a new permanent installation, The Story of Carmel, will be on display.

On Wednesday, May 11, Thomas Hamm presents “Quakers and the Underground Railroad in the mid-19th century,” at the Museum of Miniature Houses. Carmel lore suggests some of our city’s founders and the Quaker communities that populated Clay Township were active in the UGRR.

On Saturday, May 14, join us in the Carmel Arts and Design district for a performance by the Wendy Reed Band, A Visit with a Hoosier Pioneer by Kevin Stonerock, and the HistoryKids Activity Area!

All events and activities are free and suited for all ages. We’ll see you in a week as we 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

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

May 14, 2pm – lot at Monon and Main – Recreation of the Historic Tug of War

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

May 14, 1-8pm – Monon Depot – Exhibits on display

 

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