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Carmel, CA 93921

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Henry Meade Williams Local History Department

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

Contact: Ashlee Wright, Local History Librarian, (831) 624-1615, hmllocalhist@gmail.com

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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. 

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

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.







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.