Chelsea Area Historical Society Chelsea Area Historical Society

The Vision of the Chelsea Area Historical Society is to provide area residents a dynamic interaction with its history and heritage, and our Mission is to gather and preserve Chelsea area history for future generations, and to educate all generations. 

Headline Story

CAHS is Seeking Funding by Way of a Capital Campaign to Purchase a New Home for our Heritage:  Finally a Chelsea History Museum May be a Reality!

The historic 1853 Boyd House located at 128 Jackson Street, Chelsea

Perfect CAHS Home & Museum

The historic 1853 Boyd house at 128 Jackson Street is an ideal location for the organization’s permanent home. It sits directly across the street from Chelsea’s landmark depot, where CAHS holds its monthly public membership meetings. It is on the northern edge of the city’s foot traffic and will only enhance the city’s heritage tourism goals.


Pending Events and Recent News...

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, September 25, 2014

Come join us for a Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction Fundraiser to help raise funds for a permanent museum for the CAHS.  The dinner will be held from 4-8 PM at the Chelsea Depot.  We also have more than 25 Auction Items--something for everyone!  Donations accepted.

Trip to Old Catholic Cemetery: August 11, 2014

Please join us for an outing to the old Catholic Cemetery on Bush Road at our Monthly Membership Meeting on Monday, August 11, 2014.  We will meet at the Chelsea Depot between 6:45 and 7:00 and carpool to the Bush Road cemetery.  Plans are to depart at 7 PM so that we have ample time before it starts to get dark to tour the cemetery.  The public is welcome to join us and share information with us as we tour.  If it rains on the 11th, we will still have our regular meeting at the depot and we'll reschedule the tour to our September meeting.   If you would like further information, please call 734-476-2010 and leave a detailed message with your contact info.  

History Fest:  June 22, 2014

On Sunday, June 22, 2014, from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm,  The Chelsea Area Historical Society held the 2nd annual Chelsea History Fest for the community at Timbertown Park.  The day was a free, family-friendly celebration of history.


The  highlight of the afternoon was a vintage baseball game between the Monitor Baseball Club of Chelsea and the Scrub 9 featuring local businessmen and community members.  The Merries, an all-women Chelsea vintage baseball club, made their debut as well.


There were also displays from area businesses that have been part of Chelsea's history for many years. Don Cole brought his 1916 Hearse, there were artifacts from Vogel's and Foster's on display, the Chelsea Police Department brought many items that were saved from the old police station and many items were on display from Lane Animal Hospital.  For the kids, The Little Conductor's train was available for rides and there were "photo ops" of the kids dressed up in costumes from the Purple Rose "in" the Hollier Eight replica built by Jasen King and his father.  There were free hot dogs and samples of Johnny Cake and Ginger Beer for tasting.  A good time was had by all! See the photos below for highlights of the day.

CAHS is the home of the Monitors baseball club

Oak Grove Walking Tour

The Chelsea Area Historical Society has published a self-guided walking tour of the Oak Grove Cemetery. You can pick up the booklet at the CAHS office or at other area establishments.

CAHS History Fest 2014 Photos