Speaker Series

2018 Schedule of Speakers


Thursday, April 12,  7pm: Honoring Indiana’s Special Role in WWI by Jim Corridan at the Carmel Clay Public Library’s Program Room

State Archivist and Chairperson of the Indiana World War I Centennial Committee, Jim Corridan, will discuss the Hoosiers that made notable contributions to the War.  He will also describe upcoming events in Indiana commemorating WWI.

Tuesday, May 15, 7pm: The Geology beneath Carmel by Dan Kelleher at the Carmel Clay Public Library’s Program Room

Geologist Dan Kelleher shares his findings from recent drilling in Carmel that uncovered a geologic record of past glaciations that tell a story about depositional history and associated engineering properties.

Sunday, September 16, 2-4pm: Screening of OMNI Centre for Public Media’s Historical Farms of Clay Township documentary at the Carmel Clay Public Library’s Program Room

The latest two videos in this series feature Block and Cricklewood Farms. Block Farm, now Brookshire subdivision and Golf Course, was owned by Meier Block, son of the founder of the Block Department Stores, until 1969. Cricklewood Farm was originally purchased by Adelaide Fairbanks Causey (daughter of Charles Fairbanks, vice president under Theodore Roosevelt). The farm had both a large barn shipped in sections from Denmark and put together with pegs and a professionally built racetrack. Come and find out about these farms, families and others who contributed to the history of farming in Carmel.

These videos are sponsored by Clay Township Trustees and were produced by The OMNI Centre for Public Media, Inc. Program sponsored by Carmel Clay Public Library and the Carmel Clay Historical Society.