Monon Depot, Archives temporarily closed due to construction

July 25, 2018

The Board of Directors of the Carmel Clay Historical Society has decided to close the Monon Depot and the Archives building for the next several weeks while construction on the Monon Boulevard expansion takes place directly in front of the Historical Society’s property.

“While it is possible to get to both the Depot and our offices, it is not very easy and certainly not possible for anyone who is physically challenged,” said Board president Dan McFeely. “Because of this, we decided for the safety of our patrons and our visitors, it would be best to close until construction moves on to another location and there is safer access to our Depot.”

This action also means that a planned summer exhibit on the history of WHJE Radio, the Carmel High School radio station, will be postponed until this fall or next spring.

However, the upcoming Remembering Dale Graham program on September 27 at Carmel High School is still scheduled and tickets are available for that event, co-hosted by the Carmel Education Foundation. Visit us on Facebook or our website.

During the closure, private appointments can still be made to donate historical materials. A volunteer with the Historical Society will make arrangements to pick up donations. Meanwhile, we are always available to answer questions and assist by phone or e-mail. You can contact us by e-mail at or call our main line, 317-846-7117. You can also follow us on Facebook for updates,

The Board of Directors regrets any inconvenience this causes to our members and to the public, but this is temporary and we will continue to monitor the situation and reopen just as soon as possible.

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