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PO Box 800
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


2013-14 Local History Lecture Series

Seccombe Hall, All Saints' Church, 9th & Lincoln, Carmel. Seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Local History Lecture Series is funded by the Frank and Eva Buck Foundation. 

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

January: WWII and the Monterey Peninsula
Tues, Jan 21, 7pmArmy Language School

Cameron Binkley, Deputy Command Historian for the Defense Language Institute will be discussing WWII, Fort Ord, and the Monterey Peninsula. 


February: History of the Point Sur Lighthouse
Tues, Feb 18, 7pm

Join Eleanor Morrice and Kevin Hanstick, docents at the Point Sur Lighthouse for a discussion of the history of the lighthouse and a few legends and stories. 



March: Jennie V. Cannon: Forgotten Carmel Art Colony
Tues, Mar 18, 7pm

Join author Robert Edwards, for a talk about Jennie V. Cannon and the Carmel Art Colony.