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Carmel, CA 93921

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Henry Meade Williams Local History Department

The department is the archive for the City of Carmel and is devoted to acquiring, preserving, and making available historically significant items concerning the history of Carmel. These collections include: photographs, books, letters, diaries, programs, manuscripts, maps, scrapbooks, and works of art. 

Hours: Tues-Fri 1-5. Closed Mondays to process collections.

Contact: Ashlee Wright, Local History Librarian, (831) 624-1615, or check out our Local History Research Resources

Old book bindingsPreserving Your Family Treasures: A Workshop with Local History Librarian Ashlee Wright
Saturday, Oct 18, 2-4 pm

Local History Department, Park Branch Library, Mission and 6th, Carmel

Learn how to preserve, protect, and store your valuable documents including: photographs, letters, diaries, journals and books. Admission is free. Limited to 20 people.

Call for reservations (831) 624-1615.

2014-15 Local History Lecture Series

Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center in Carmel. Seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Local History Lecture Series is funded by the Frank and Eva Buck Foundation. Stayed tuned for more programs.

Admission: FREE. For more information call 624-1615.

December: Films Made in Carmel
  Tues, Dec 9, 7pm

FilmsDoug Lumsden of Monterey Movie Tours will be giving a presentation on all of the films made in and around Carmel. 

Feb: History of the Carmel Police Department
Tues, Feb 17, 7pm

Gus EnglundJoin Police Chief Mike Calhoun for a talk about the history of the Carmel Police Department.

April: Shipwrecks and Maritime History of the Central Coast
Tues, April 28, 7pm

Point Pinos ShipwreckJoin Dr. Joann Semones for a talk about the shipwrecks and other interesting facts about the maritime history of the Central Coast.

May: Lost Towns of Monterey County
Tues, May 12, 7pm

GEM SaloonJoin historian Meg Clovis for a talk about the Lost Towns of Monterey County.