Chelsea Area Historical Society

Chelsea Area Historical Society Chelsea is a city rich in history & CAHS is proud to be a vital part of maintaining and sharing our community's history to current and future generations.

History of CAHS: The Chelsea Area Historical Society was founded in 1974, and incorporated as a Michigan non-profit 501c(3) organization in 1981. Since its beginning, CAHS has been a vital part of the Chelsea community by contributing to community events like the Chelsea Community Fair and anniversary celebrations, such as the recent 175th anniversary; by providing historic tours, antique appraisal shows, and local history programs; by assisting area businesses and residents in their historic research; and by collecting and displaying Chelsea’s rich heritage. CAHS has also researched and purchased two Michigan State Historic Markers for Chelsea—one for the Welfare Building and the other for the 1880 depot. Since its founding, CAHS has been a nomadic organization, meeting in various locations including the Public Library and members’ homes. Between 1988 and 2006, was kept alive by two very dedicated and hard-working women who shared a dream: Kathy Clark and Marge Hepburn. The society’s collection of artifacts, manuscripts, and materials could often be found stored in boxes under Kathy’s beds at her Cavanaugh Lake home. But as time went on, the friends’ dream began to take root. Monthly membership meetings and a small museum were maintained in the Chelsea Depot. The Depot Association offered display space for historical collections, and visitors began appearing increasingly frequently on Saturdays to play with an elaborate train set, study the antique clothing displayed on mannequins, and ask questions. In 2006, a renewed interest in the organization took hold, and the Gourmet Chocolate Café on North Main Street offered display and storage space, bringing new life to the historical society. Our membership began growing, our monthly meetings featured educational and informative programs, we began digitizing manuscripts and photographs, and our outreach began in earnest. In May 2010, without a home for our heritage identified, CAHS had to move the museum artifacts and collections into storage, and monthly membership meetings and public history programs were again held at the Chelsea Depot. Then in the fall of 2010, thanks to the generosity of Lynda Collins, we were able to lease the Archie Wilkinson House, where our collections have expanded significantly. During our stay there, we have : •Completed a tour of the cemetery and a booklet for visitors. •Created a walking tour of downtown Chelsea and launched another booklet project. •Produced the 175th anniversary commemorative book. •Quadrupled our collections of artifacts and photographs. •Worked with local educators to incorporate Chelsea history into school curricula. •Maintained regular weekly museum hours. •Coordinated research and interview projects with the McKune Memorial Library. •Adopted the Monitors, a history-minded baseball team. •And began establishing a regional reputation. Thanks to the generosity of Howdy Holmes, the Purple Rose Theater, and other downtown businesses, we mounted a display of "Industry and Arts in Chelsea" at the Washtenaw County Historical Society in the Summer of 2010. Today, CAHS continues to be a vital part of the Chelsea community. We are researching significant citizens of Chelsea’s past and are collecting, identifying, and digitally archiving collections of photographs. Additionally, since 2010, we have had an ongoing collaboration with North Creek Elementary School to enhance the education of Chelsea history to our 2nd graders by creating an in-the-classroom presentation. We continue to offer free public history programs to members and community residents alike in the Chelsea Depot and the Chelsea District Library. We have been contributing to the erection of historical markers in downtown, produced walking tour booklets for the Chelsea Community Hospital's walking path and for the Oak Grove Cemetery. This year we face our greatest challenge to date: the search for permanent quarters for our collections. Our members share an ambitious dream for the future. We have a goal of being a contributing force in the development and growth of Chelsea as a vibrant city and great place to live. To that end, we envision having a building site in the downtown area to establish a permanent home for the organization’s offices and rich collection of area historical artifacts.

Mission: The mission of the Chelsea Area Historical Society is to gather and preserve the history of the Chelsea area for future generations. CAHS endeavors to properly collect, manage, display, and maintain area artifacts, archival information, photographs, genealogy records, and oral histories of local citizens. Through our museum and organization events, CAHS provides historical education opportunities for residents and visitors.

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03/03/2020

Monday – March 9th at 7:00 at the Chelsea Depot “Words as Hard as Cannonballs" by Chelsea’s own Professor Sandra VanBurkleo

This presentation focuses on the struggles of women in 19th century America and their fight for equal rights, especially in terms of First Amendment rights. This presentation, and the book which will follow, challenges traditional accounts of 19th-century developments nowadays associated with the First Amendment.

JANUARY 13TH - 7:00 PRESENTATION - ROSIE THE RIVETERSJoin us Monday evening January 13th at the Chelsea Train Depot for ...
01/06/2020

JANUARY 13TH - 7:00 PRESENTATION - ROSIE THE RIVETERS

Join us Monday evening January 13th at the Chelsea Train Depot for a live presentation on the famous WWII working women - Rosie the Riveters. A local group dedicated to this story will be there in costume! This will also be the annual CAHS meeting.

DECEMBER 9TH HOLIDAY POTLUCK DINNERPlease join us on Monday evening, December 9th at 6:30 at the historic Train Depot fo...
12/04/2019

DECEMBER 9TH HOLIDAY POTLUCK DINNER
Please join us on Monday evening, December 9th at 6:30 at the historic Train Depot for the festive Annual CAHS Pot Luck Dinner. We supply the main dish and beverages (feel free to bring your own adult beverage), and you bring along a side dish, dessert, or munchie. It’s a great opportunity to see old friends, meet new ones and catch-up… and a great reason not to figure out dinner on a Monday night. This is an all ages affair.

Just a friendly reminder that this coming Saturday the 7th is the Chelsea Area Historical Society’s Holiday Historic Hom...
12/01/2019

Just a friendly reminder that this coming Saturday the 7th is the Chelsea Area Historical Society’s Holiday Historic Homes Tour. It runs from 1:00 to 4:00. We have 5 beautiful old homes lines up for you including the completely restored gorgeous Glazier Home on South Street. These homes are beautiful inside and out! See below for images of each of the homes. At this time we are planning on taking next year “off” from the home tour so it will likely be 2 years or more before our next homes tour so take advantage of this one!

Tickets are on sale anytime at our website (www.ChelseaHistory.org) or at the Chelsea Hometown Pharmacy or Garden Mill (ticket sales stop at the two retail options at the end of the day Friday). Or you can buy them Saturday starting at noon at the CAHS Museum – 128 Jackson Street (opposite the train depot) – but best not to wait! Questions: [email protected] or 734-476-2010.

Due to the snow and forecast for more snow, tonight's CAHS Meeting has been postponed until next Monday, November 18th a...
11/11/2019

Due to the snow and forecast for more snow, tonight's CAHS Meeting has been postponed until next Monday, November 18th at 7:00pm.

The Chelsea Historical Society's Holiday Homes Tour returns December 7th as part of Chelsea’ Hometown Holidays.  This me...
11/08/2019

The Chelsea Historical Society's Holiday Homes Tour returns December 7th as part of Chelsea’ Hometown Holidays. This memorable event will showcase the 5 wonderful, historic and remarkable downtown area homes shown below. All of them will be decked-out for the holidays and guides will be on-site in each home to tell you of the rich history of each home. All proceeds from this event will go CAHS! The tours will be open from 1:00 to 4:00. Details can be found at the CAHS website (ChelseaHistory.org) and you can also purchase your tickets at the website as well. Or you can purchase your tickets in person at the Chelsea Hometown Pharmacy or the Garden Mill or at the CAHS museum during their open hours (noon to 3:00 Saturdays and Sundays). For more details you can contact us at 734-476-2010 / [email protected]

By Popular Demand we are adding ONE LAST After Dark Walking Tour for this year. The Chelsea Area Historical Society's 4 ...
10/21/2019

By Popular Demand we are adding ONE LAST After Dark Walking Tour for this year. The Chelsea Area Historical Society's 4 tours the last 2 weekends were sell-outs. We are bringing back one more - this Saturday night the 26th at 7:00. The tour is limited to 16 people. Tickets are $10 each and must be reserved in advance. It's a fun evening tour of Chelsea. Experience Chelsea’s history, walk to its historic buildings and houses. Learn about Chelsea’s famous haunted locations, famous citizens and horrible tragedies from long ago. To reserve your tickets write to [email protected]

Our 1911 Chelsea Flanders made its way to Detroit today to celebrate the birthday of the Model T at the Ford Piquette Av...
09/29/2019

Our 1911 Chelsea Flanders made its way to Detroit today to celebrate the birthday of the Model T at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant 🎂! The rain didn't dampen the festivities, including tours of the plant/museum and free Model T rides!
If you enjoy classic cars, tales of transportation or Michigan history, a trip to the Piquette Plant is definitely in order!

They're Baaacckk - Chelsea Area Historical Society's October After Dark Walking Tours.  Jasen King is ready to lead folk...
09/27/2019

They're Baaacckk - Chelsea Area Historical Society's October After Dark Walking Tours. Jasen King is ready to lead folks on new editions of the After Dark Walking Tours:

• Saturday, October 12th at 6:30 & 8:00
• Saturday, October 19th at 6:30 & 8:00
• Limit:16 Adults / tour

Experience Chelsea’s history, walk to its historic buildings and houses. Learn about Chelsea’s famous haunted locations, famous citizens & horrible tragedies from long ago. Tours start at the C.A.H.S. Museum (128 Jackson St. – across from the Train Depot) and ends at Wines on Main.
$10 per person - All tour proceeds go to the Chelsea Area Historical Society. Space is limited so tickets MUST be purchased in advance.
To obtain tickets or if you have questions, contact: 734-476-2010 or [email protected]

Today’s afternoon tea was a great success. From delicious finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and sweet treats (not ...
09/21/2019

Today’s afternoon tea was a great success. From delicious finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and sweet treats (not to mention good company) everyone had a great afternoon.
Thanks to all of the CAHS volunteers who are always gracious and attentive. An extra special thanks to Glenna Jo for providing all of the fabulous hats to try on and wear during tea. What fun! Thank you to all who attended.

CAHS Museum Mortgage – Drumroll please… we’ve done it!  The CAHS Museum mortgage has been paid off!!!  We are debt free!...
09/20/2019

CAHS Museum Mortgage – Drumroll please… we’ve done it! The CAHS Museum mortgage has been paid off!!! We are debt free! Thanks to the many local donors who stepped-up to the Match Campaign, we raised the funds necessary to pay-off the mortgage!

A reminder that just 3 years ago we had a $120,000 land contract with a looming balloon payment… sorry for the pun, but that situation is now history! While we will of course continue to have fundraising events and encourage donations to pay for on-going expenses (insurance, utilities, maintenance, etc.), the monkey is now off our back and we can focus on our very bright future!

The first annual Flanders Fest was a great success! The weather was fantastic, the crowd was great, the bikes were plent...
09/19/2019

The first annual Flanders Fest was a great success! The weather was fantastic, the crowd was great, the bikes were plentiful and a good time was had by all! Looking forward to next year! If you'd like to see the Flanders 4, made right here in Chelsea, stop by the museum.

09/10/2019

Join us Monday, September 16th for two memorable events. Starting at 6:00 we will formally dedicate the front gardens to two people who have made an impact on history near and far. Elsie Swanberg was a long- time area resident who had a passion for history and preservation. General Herbert Vogel was born and raised in Chelsea and was part of the Vogel family – early area settlers who are still active locally.

At 7:00 that same evening... we will have the September meeting & presentation. Appropriately, the presentation will be on the remarkable life and career of Chelsea’s Herbert Vogel. The speaker will be Steven J. Wright, a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan. Open to all!

Need another reason to attend the September 16th Meeting and Presentation? How about 3 more?! Please join us then for three very big great news announcements!!!

Please join us on Saturday, September 21, at 1:30 for a delicious array of savory and sweet treats and a choice of teas ...
08/23/2019

Please join us on Saturday, September 21, at 1:30 for a delicious array of savory and sweet treats and a choice of teas served amidst the displays of Chelsea’s history. The third High Tea, offered by the Chelsea Area Historical Society, will be held in the historic 1853 Boyd House (home of the CAHS Museum), located at 128 Jackson Street, Chelsea, Michigan.

A limited number of tickets are available at $25 per person. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance. Our first tea and second teas were sell-outs!

To obtain tickets or for questions, contact us at: 734-476-2010 or [email protected]

On Sunday, August 4, join us for the 1st Annual Flanders Fest or Farley Flanders Fest as we remember Art Farley and Elli...
07/05/2019

On Sunday, August 4, join us for the 1st Annual Flanders Fest or Farley Flanders Fest as we remember Art Farley and Elliott Andrews and the return of Chelsea's 1911 Flanders motorcycle. A Memorial Ride starts at 10:00, and the Flanders Fest itself starts at noon. Food and drinks will be available, and all activities will be based from the historic Chelsea Train Depot and Historical Museum at 125 and 128 Jackson Street. Designated parking will be available for vintage bikes. For further details: [email protected] or 734-476-2010.

COMING SOON: ANNUAL LYNDA COLLINS SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISERChelsea Area Historical Society & Museum will be hosting th...
03/20/2019

COMING SOON: ANNUAL LYNDA COLLINS SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER
Chelsea Area Historical Society & Museum will be hosting the annual Lynda Collins Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser & Silent Auction at the Chelsea Depot on Monday, April 29th from 4:30-8:00pm. Thompson’s Pizzeria will be sponsoring the dinner.

Every dollar raised will go toward the Burn the Mortgage match campaign. If CAHS raises $25,000 this year, an anonymous donor has agreed to match it with $25,000 to retire the non-profit organization’s mortgage. Please come out to support the community’s heritage.

Spaghetti dinner with dessert tickets are $10/adult and $5 for children 13 and under. Tickets may be purchased the night of the event at the Chelsea Depot starting at 4:30. Take out will be available. The silent auction contains more than thirty items including gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses, Clueless Escape tickets for eight, and much more.

March CAHS Presentation & Meeting: Monday, March 11th at 7:00pm at the Chelsea Depot: The HER-story of Chelsea.March is ...
03/11/2019

March CAHS Presentation & Meeting: Monday, March 11th at 7:00pm at the Chelsea Depot: The HER-story of Chelsea.

March is National Women’s History Month, recognized since 1987. 2019 is also the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment giving women the vote. What better time for a select panel of current and previous community leaders to explore and give a little extra attention to all of the amazing accomplishments and contributions of strong, determined, Chelsea women, both past and present. Celebrate the SHE!!! during this fun, informative evening. Come a bit early and view a display on loan from the League of Women Voters about the Suffrage movement in Washtenaw County.

Be sure to attend our Monthly Membership Meeting. Monday evening, January 14th, at 7:00 at the historic Chelsea Train De...
01/10/2019
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Be sure to attend our Monthly Membership Meeting. Monday evening, January 14th, at 7:00 at the historic Chelsea Train Depot.

Presentation: “The Very, Very Early History of Chelsea – Our Geology” presented by Larry Bean.

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When considering year-end donations, please consider the Chelsea Area Historical Society’s Match to Burn the Mortgage Ca...
12/11/2018

When considering year-end donations, please consider the Chelsea Area Historical Society’s Match to Burn the Mortgage Campaign. Thanks to a generous donor’s pledge to match contributions we bring in between now and the end of 2019, once we reach a total of $25,000 in total contributions, they will match it which will allow us to pay-off (burn) the mortgage - meaning a debt-free CAHS and the long-term viability of YOUR Chelsea Area Historical Society. So this is it folks – the light is at the end of the tunnel, we are in the final stretch! We have had a very busy 2018… and we can already see that 2019 will be even more exciting with many projects in the works. Donations can be made at our website (www.ChelseaHistory.org) or mailed to CAHS at 128 Jackson Street (48118). We will of course send out donation confirmations for tax purposes. For any questions, contact them at 734-476-2010 or via e-mail to [email protected].

MONDAY | DECEMBER 10, 2018 | 6:30pm | Please join us at the historic Train Depot for the festive Annual CAHS Pot Luck Di...
12/03/2018

MONDAY | DECEMBER 10, 2018 | 6:30pm | Please join us at the historic Train Depot for the festive Annual CAHS Pot Luck Dinner. We supply the main dish and you bring along a side dish, dessert, or munchie. It’s a great opportunity to see old friends, meet new ones and catch-up… and a great reason not to figure out dinner on a Monday night. This is an all ages affair.

Holiday Homes Tour – Saturday, December 1st from 1:00 to 4:00. One of the traditions of Chelsea’s Hometown Holidays retu...
11/13/2018

Holiday Homes Tour – Saturday, December 1st from 1:00 to 4:00. One of the traditions of Chelsea’s Hometown Holidays returns. In addition to touring 4 special homes, you will also be able to tour the interior to the historic Welfare Building and the old Post Office! Tickets are available NOW on-line at the CAHS website (www.ChelseaHistory.org) or in person at the CAHS Museum (128 Jackson Street - open weekends noon to 3:00), at the Garden Mill, or at Chelsea Hometown Pharmacy. Or to order tickets / get answers: 734-476-2010 / [email protected]

Join us Monday evening, November 12th at 7:00pm for the November CAHS Member Meeting and Presentation at the Train Depot...
11/01/2018

Join us Monday evening, November 12th at 7:00pm for the November CAHS Member Meeting and Presentation at the Train Depot: The Underground Railroad...it was closer to Chelsea than you think. Our presenter, Linda Hass of Jackson, will explain the nearby connections to this historic undertaking to free slaves in the 1800s.

MAJOR ENHANCEMENTS TO THE FRONT YARD OF THE CAHS MUSEUMHere’s yet another reason to stop by the CAHS museum...we have ju...
10/18/2018

MAJOR ENHANCEMENTS TO THE FRONT YARD OF THE CAHS MUSEUM

Here’s yet another reason to stop by the CAHS museum...we have just completed some major upgrades in front of the museum to make it more attractive and a more welcoming place to stop, even if you are just walking by.

You may first notice the new landscape berm along Jackson Street with the boxwoods that were donated (and planted) by Glenna Jo & Bill Christen.

Then there is the brand new seating area that you can access via the traditional wood walkways meant to mirror the old fashioned wooden sidewalks. Take a load off with one of the benches and enjoy a view of the Clock Tower, the Train Depot, and a passing train. This handy-work is the result of the hard work of Bill O’Reilly & Bob Dancer along with Larry Bean’s concrete busting skills.

More improvements will be coming in the spring with a water feature and some minor additional landscape upgrades. We will have a formal dedication at that time to recognize some important people from Chelsea’s past who made such improvements possible. Special thanks also go to the Chelsea Area Garden Club for their generous grant which helped cover a portion of the project costs. Also, many thanks for the discount on materials provided by Chelsea Lumber.

SEPTEMBER MEMBER MEETING/PRESENTATION  – We are very pleased to announce this Special tour of the “old” Chelsea Post Off...
09/05/2018

SEPTEMBER MEMBER MEETING/PRESENTATION – We are very pleased to announce this Special tour of the “old” Chelsea Post Office at 200 South Main Street starting at 7:00. We will start with a quick update on the CAHS world and then hop right into the tour of this historic gem which was recently converted into a pediatric dentistry office – though many of the original features remain! Please note – go directly to the old Post Office (we will NOT be meeting at the Train Depot).

Here's a real feel good story!  The seniors in the Chelsea High School AP History class visited the CAHS Museum a few we...
06/19/2018

Here's a real feel good story! The seniors in the Chelsea High School AP History class visited the CAHS Museum a few weeks back and we were able to share some recent donations to our collections. This is the class of 2018 Valedictorian holding the original 8 page speech given by her counterpart from the class of 1896 - Nellie Congdon. A 122 year gap wiped away - this is why your CAHS Museum exists! The 2nd photo is Nellie Congdon in June 1906, at her college graduation - she went on to be a teacher. Her entire original speech can be viewed at the CAHS website - www.ChelseaHistory.org

On this Memorial Day, a photo of local veterans in appropriate.  This is an 1883 gathering of the Chelsea GAR (Grand Arm...
05/28/2018

On this Memorial Day, a photo of local veterans in appropriate. This is an 1883 gathering of the Chelsea GAR (Grand Army of the Republic - Union Veterans). Note that the photo was taken on West Middle Street with the photographer’s back to Main Street. Notice too that on the right the still standing old municipal tower and portion of the building that is now home to Seitz’ Tavern. Being from 1883, perhaps this was to mark the 20th anniversary of Gettysburg.

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04/14/2018

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Please join us on Saturday, May 19th, at 1:30 for a delicious array of savory and sweet treats and a choice of teas served amidst the displays of Chelsea’s history. The third High Tea, offered by the Chelsea Area Historical Society, will be held in the historic 1853 Boyd House (home of the CAHS
Museum), located at 128 Jackson Street, Chelsea, Michigan.

A limited number of tickets are available at $25 per person and is all-inclusive. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance. Our first tea and second teas were sell-outs!

To obtain tickets or for questions, contact us at: 734-476-2010 or [email protected]

After forty years of independent operation, Chelsea Community Hospital merged with Saint Joseph Mercy Health System in 2...
04/12/2018

After forty years of independent operation, Chelsea Community Hospital merged with Saint Joseph Mercy Health System in 2009. Join Will Johnson, former CEO of CCH, as he shares his book, Musings & Memories, about the hospital and its place in the Chelsea Community. Register for this event by calling 734-475-8732 x219
You can also help us document the history of Chelsea Community Hospital by bringing your own photos and stories to be digitized and collected on StoriesofChelsea.org. If you have questions, please contact Sarah Conrad, [email protected], or Keegan Sulecki, [email protected].

Address

128 Jackson St
Chelsea, MI
48118

Opening Hours

Saturday 12:00 - 15:00
Sunday 12:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(734) 476-2010

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History of CAHS: The Chelsea Area Historical Society was founded in 1974, and incorporated as a Michigan non-profit 501c(3) organization in 1981. Since its beginning, CAHS has been a vital part of the Chelsea community by contributing to community events like the Chelsea Community Fair and anniversary celebrations, such as the recent 175th anniversary; by providing historic tours, antique appraisal shows, and local history programs; by assisting area businesses and residents in their historic research; and by collecting and displaying Chelsea’s rich heritage. CAHS has also researched and purchased two Michigan State Historic Markers for Chelsea—one for the Welfare Building and the other for the 1880 depot. Since its founding, CAHS has been a nomadic organization, meeting in various locations including the Public Library and members’ homes. Between 1988 and 2006, was kept alive by two very dedicated and hard-working women who shared a dream: Kathy Clark and Marge Hepburn. The society’s collection of artifacts, manuscripts, and materials could often be found stored in boxes under Kathy’s beds at her Cavanaugh Lake home. But as time went on, the friends’ dream began to take root. Monthly membership meetings and a small museum were maintained in the Chelsea Depot. The Depot Association offered display space for historical collections, and visitors began appearing increasingly frequently on Saturdays to play with an elaborate train set, study the antique clothing displayed on mannequins, and ask questions. In May 2010, without a home for our heritage identified, CAHS had to move the museum artifacts and collections into storage, and monthly membership meetings and public history programs were again held at the Chelsea Depot. Then in the fall of 2010, thanks to the generosity of Lynda Collins, we were able to lease the Archie Wilkinson House, where our collections have expanded significantly. During our stay there, we have : Today, CAHS continues to be a vital part of the Chelsea community. With the purchase of the 1853 Boyd House, opposite the Train Depot, in 2015 the dream of a permanent home for Chelsea’s Rich history was realized. Please visit the CAHS Museum, attend out meetings & presentations, take part in our activities, and join us in celebrating Chelsea’s history!

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Washtenaw Co Barn tour & conference workshops tour: Fri. May 31 conference: Sat. June 1 Join our bus-barn tour -lunch provided - see rare early-to-mid 1800s area barns. Sat's workshops include Matt Grocoff discussing his new development with a 19th century barn as a focal point; AND Cindy Stiles plans for a 'new organic farm' - utilizing 4 traditional barns. Technical Round-table will address zoning, environmental law, timber framing and construction. More info at the MBPN website: Mibarn.net
On the June 5, 1900 Census, I see my great great grandmother Catherine Breitenbach lived on Garfield - she was the 6th house visited after Congdon between families Shatz (?) and Girbach and 3 houses away from South St. - would anyone know where on Garfield this may be? Any maps of the village from 1900?
FYI: here are some amazing Guenther photos on ebay. Pass the word;
Does anyone on here know anyone who owns old historic house early 1900 or older who would like their property metal detected to see if any old history can be unearthed
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Hi all. Does anyone here know of any spots to metal detect around old homes or farm sites ? New to metal detecting and looking for old artifacts from history of our area.