Speaker Series

2019 Schedule of Speakers

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 Carmel 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.