CLAY TOWNSHIP, IN. —The Hamilton County Bicentennial Commission would like to announce its lineup of grant-funded and community events for November 2023. Clay Township, located in the southwestern part of Hamilton County and home to the city of Carmel, is being celebrated during November. You can see details and other events on our online calendar at www.hamcoturns200.com/events.
CLAY TOWNSHIP’S SIGNATURE EVENT:
A RETROSPECTIVE OF CARMEL
November 12, 1-4 p.m.
Carmel Clay Public Library
East Main Street, Carmel
The Carmel Clay Historical Society and Carmel Clay Public Library invite you to enjoy a family-friendly afternoon gathering to share memories of Clay Township. A special program from 2-3p includes speakers, musicians, and family activities that teach about the rich history of Clay Township and Carmel. Plus, exhibits on display will remain in the library throughout November 2023.
VINTAGE MAPS OF CARMEL
Clay Township Representatives are working together on an artistic map of Clay Township’s farms and homesteads during the early 20th century. Filled with historic information and visuals, these maps are a keepsake and will be available for free during November. Check our online calendar for more information on where to find the map.
PRESERVING HISTORY AT COXHALL GARDENS
November 4, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Towne Road, Carmel
Join Hamilton County Parks and Recreation for a day of celebrating the historical heritage of Coxhall Gardens. Learn about the 1865 Italianate Brick House once belonging to the John Williams family and what the Hamilton County Parks Department is doing to help preserve this important piece of Hamilton County history. Archaeologists from the University of Indianapolis will be onsite conducting public excavations of the Williams family lawn. Additionally, the beautiful Coxhall Mansion will be open for tours.
CARMEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 175TH ANNIVERSARY
November 5, 4-7 p.m.
Carmel United Methodist Church
South Rangeline Road, Carmel
Join the Carmel United Methodist Church as they celebrate the 175th anniversary of the congregation. Current and past church leaders will talk about the congregation's history, and a fried chicken pitch-in dinner will begin at 5p. Historic displays and tours of the church at 4:30 will be available as visitors learn about the buildings that this church has called home over time, and the people who worshiped there.
HOME PLACE HISTORIC HOME TOUR
November 11, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Home Place, Carmel
Join the Greater Home Place Neighborhood Association for a historic home tour. Begin your tour at any one of 3 homes, then receive a map and list of additional points of interest:
The Edwards “House on the Hill” (originally the Hamer-Combs House), 1201 E. 106th St
The McShane house, 10000 Westfield Blvd.
The Setter house, part of the farm which was sold to create the Lexington Farms subdivision
DON’T FORGET: BICENTENNIAL BASH
December 3, 1-5 p.m.
IvyTech Hamilton County
North 17th Street, Noblesville
The Hamilton County Bicentennial Commission is inviting you to a party that celebrates our Hamilton County community and all the things we have accomplished during the year! Join us for food from local vendors, family-friendly activities and games, free giveaways and door prizes, a highlight reel from the year, and more as we wrap up 2023. Get your free ticket from the link on the homepage of our website: www.hamcoturns200.com
About the Bicentennial
The Hamilton County Bicentennial Commission was established by the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners as the official oversight agency for the 200th anniversary of the county in 2023. It will do so in partnership with the Hamilton County Historical Society, Hamilton County Tourism, Inc, and lead sponsor Duke Energy. For more information, visit hamcoturns200.com.