PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Public Programs – 2019

The Wild, Wild Midwest: Indiana Train Heists of the 1800s – Exhibit Opening April 13, 1-4pm

CCHS members are invited to preview the exhibit on April 12, 5-7pm!.

Spring TeaApril 28, 1-3pm at Woodland Terrace

Enjoy lunch and entertainment as you see old friends, make new ones, and share your love of local history! This year’s theme is “I Remember Carmel.”

Generations Garden Tour – June 6, 10 and 11:30am

Judy Singleton will lead a tour of her gardens on land her ancestors purchased in 1856.

The Legend of the Reno Brothers Film Screening – July 2, 7-8:30pm at the Carmel Clay Public Library

CCHS will host a free public screening of the film The Legend of the Reno Brothers. The film is recommended for ages 13 and up due to violence, alcohol usage, and strong language.

A Good Ol’ Carmel Summertime: Northern Beach Nostalgia – Exhibit Opening July 13, 1-4pm

CCHS members are invited to preview the exhibit on July 12, 5-7pm!

Rockin’ Out with WHJE and CHTV – Exhibit Opening September 14, 1-4pm and 5-9pm

CCHS members are invited to preview the exhibit on September 13, 5-7pm!

WHJE and CHTV Alumni Night – September 26, 6-8:30pm at Carmel High School

Holiday Home Tour – December 6 – 7

Speaker Series

Wednesday, March 27,  7pm: Carmel’s Own March Madness: IHSAA State Champions by Debbie Clark Gangstad at the Carmel Clay Public Library’s Program Room

We are excited to kick off our Speaker Series with a video presentation of Carmel’s incredible victory in the 1977 basketball state tournament. On March 26, 1977, Market Square Arena was packed with 17,490 fans to see Carmel take on the favored East Chicago Washington Senators in the finals.

Sunday, May 5,  2pm: Outlaws, Pinkertons, and Vigilantes: The Reno Gang and Its Enemies by Justin Clark at the Carmel Clay Public Library’s Program Room

In the 1860s, the Reno gang from Jackson County, Indiana, wreaked havoc across the state, robing banks, trains and county treasuries. Sheriffs, Pinkerton detectives, and other local vigilante groups mobilized to enact justice.

Thursday, June 20,  7pm: The Lenape of Indiana by Michael Pace at the Carmel Clay Public Library’s Program Room

The Lenape lived in the Carmel area from about 1811-1832. Tribe member Michael Pace will discuss the tribe’s past and present.