Library Locations and Hours

Mailing Address:
PO Box 800
Carmel, CA 93921

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Henry Meade Williams Local History Department


The Local History 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.  See what We've pinned on Historypin

Hours: Please call the Reference Desk at the Main Library (831) 624-7323 for information about open hours.

Contact: (831) 624-1615 or

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Local History Lecture SeriesCharles Sumner Greene and his studio 
Famed Architect Charles Sumner Greene & the Carmel Years
Wednesday, May 18, 7 pm

Photojournalist Ian Martin talks about famed architect Charles Sumner Green and his arts and craft homes built in Carmel in the1920's.  Charles Greene and his brother Henry brought a new way of artistic craftsmanship to buildings and furnishings in the 20th century.
Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center, 9th & Mission, Carmel
Questions?  Call 831-624-2811


Local History Resources

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