Photo courtesy of Tony Nivens
Chelsea Historical Society Board Members (clockwise from back left) Cody Sumners, city council liason; Gus Speary; Tony Nivens, Jenny Barlet and Shireen Coleman.
The newly-established Chelsea Historical Society is hosting a meet and greet event this Sunday, April 23. The event will serve as a chance for community members to ask questions, learn more about the group and possibly join the group, said founder Tony Nivens. They will meet from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Chelsea Community Center on Highway 47.
Nivens said he felt a push to establish the Chelsea Historical Society after the city's historic Weldon Store was torn down. The group is something he said he hopes can help “enhance, preserve and share other Chelsea history.”
In addition to working toward preserving the city's history through photographs and landmarks, the Chelsea Historical Society will also staff the Chelsea Museum of History after it moves from Chelsea City Hall to the Crane House. The move will take place after the library moves from the Crane House to the old Renassant Bank building on U.S. 280.
For more information about the historical society, go to facebook.com/ChelseaALHistoricalSociety.