Carmel Clay Historical Society debuts two exhibits


By Mark Ambrogi

The Carmel Clay Historical Society will debut two major exhibits in May. One is traveling and the other will stay put.

CCHS executive director Whitney Dennis is especially excited about the permanent addition, The Story of Carmel.

The interactive exhibit runs approximately four minutes.

“It will be mixture of Carmel now-and-then photos,” Dennis said. “We’re really excited because it’s a permanent addition. We have a flat screen TV and iPad. It’s a major update for the Monon Depot Museum (211 First St. S.W.) We’ve never had that technology before.”

Dennis said it includes written captions along with the photos.

Andy Wright, who works with CCHS, created the interactive presentation. It was made possible by a grant from Hamilton Co. Tourism to celebrate the state’s bicentennial year.

The traveling exhibit from the Indiana Historical Society called “The Hoosier Centennial, A Look Back at the 1916 Celebration” will be on exhibit from May 8 to 31. The exhibit shows how the centennial had a lasting effect in Indiana, establishing the first state parks, McCormick’s Creek in Owen Co. and Turkey Run in Parke Co.