Welcome to the Chelsea Area Historical Society! This is the principal organization for research and education about the interesting history and heritage of Chelsea, Michigan and the surrounding townships of Sylvan, Lima, Lyndon, and Sharon.
Chelsea is a city rich in history and CAHS is proud to be a vital part of maintaining and sharing our community's history to current generations and those to come (see "History of CAHS"). The CAHS is the caretaker of many rich artifacts from Chelsea's past. We also offer public history lectures throughout the year that are open to the public, as well as offer special events and fund raisers. Check out the upcoming events to see what is happening.
Chelsea History Fest
Join us for the Chelsea History Fest on Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 12:30-4:00pm at Timbertown. Highlights for the day include vintage base ball with the Monitors, a pre-1940s antique car show, vintage children games, and historical demonstrations of wool spinning, chair caning, photo restoration, and vintage dolls to name a few. CAHS will also be holding a bake and snack sale. Plan to bring a picnic and relax with family and neighbors for an afternoon of old-fashioned fun! More information to come soon, but put the date on your calendars now!
Our next meetings is June 10, 2013, at 7:00pm at the Depot.
Downtown Plaque Project
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 museum or at other area establishments.
Monitor Base Ball Club
The Monitors Base Ball Club is gearing up for its third season! Take a look at plans for the 2013 campaign! More Information ...